Most Interesting Indian Writers & Directors of Today

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Kiran Rao
Kiran Rao graduated with an economics major from the Sophia College for Women (Mumbai) in 1995. She also received her Masters at AJK Mass Communication Research Center at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. Kiran Rao started her career as an assistant director in 2001. She met actor Aamir Khan on sets of Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India...
 
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Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Singh Kashyap (born 10 September 1972) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Kashyap made his directorial debut with as yet unreleased Paanch, with Kay Kay Menon as the lead. As a filmmaker, he is known for Black Friday (2004), a controversial[1][2][3] and award-winning Hindi film about the 1993 Mumbai bombings...
 
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Nandita Das
Actress, Earth
 
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Krishna D.K.
Director, Go Goa Gone
Krishna DK is an award-winning US-based filmmaker of Indian origin. He partners with Raj Nidimoru in writing, directing and producing films. Their first feature, Flavours, won rave reviews from around the world and is a cult hit, especially among Indian expatriates around the world. The film won a host of awards and was an official entry at over a dozen prestigious international film festivals...
 
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Raj Nidimoru
Director, Go Goa Gone
Raj Nidimoru is an award-winning US-based filmmaker of Indian origin. He partners with Krishna D.K. in writing, directing and producing films. Their debut feature, Flavors, won rave reviews from around the world and is a cult hit, especially among Indian expatriates around the world. The...
 
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Saurabh Shukla
Shukla's family left Gorakhpur for Delhi when he was two years old. After completing his schooling, he graduated from Khalsa College, Delhi. His professional career began in 1984 with his entry into theater. Shukla began serious theater in 1986 with roles in plays like A View From The Bridge (Arthur Miller)...
 
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Mani Ratnam
Writer, Bumbai
The man who revolutionized Tamil-language cinema, Mani Ratnam is the biggest director in south India and one of the most respected directors in all of India. Each of his films contain its own unique style, with beautifully photographed songs and unique back-lighting. However, his films contain substance as well as style--Ratnam has dealt with a wide variety of topics...
 
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Habib Faisal
Writer, Fan
 
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Vikramaditya Motwane
Writer, Udaan
Vikramaditya Motwane is an Indian film director, and screenwriter for films like Dev.D (2009) and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007). His directorial debut Udaan (2010) was selected to compete in the 'Un Certain Regard' category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and also won seven Filmfare awards. His latest effort is Lootera...
 
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Rituparno Ghosh
Writer, Chitrangada
Rituparno Ghosh is a Bengali film director. He has won 12 National Film Awards in India and several awards at international film festivals abroad. He began directing in advertising. In 1992, he made a low-key film debut with a children's feature titled Hirer Angti (The Diamond Ring). His second movie Unishe April (19 April)...
 
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Imtiaz Ali
Writer, Jab We Met
Imtiaz Ali is an Indian film director, actor and writer. In 2005, he made his directorial debut with the film Socha Na Tha. However, it was his second film Jab We Met (2007) that brought him success and fame. His 2009 film Love Aaj Kal gained much critical success, and was declared a super hit at the box office...
 
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Amole Gupte
Amole Gupte is an Indian screenwriter, actor, and director, known for his work on Bollywood films like Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth), Stanley ka dabba, Kaminey and others. He is also an actor in Bheja Fry 2 (2011), stanley Ka Dabba (2011),Urumi (2011) Phas gaye re obama (2010) and Kaminey.
 
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Urmi Juvekar
Writer, I Am
 
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Onir
Producer, I Am