Great Female Directors of Indian Cinema

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Aparna Sen
Aparna Sen is a renowned name in Bengali as well as Indian cinema. She has excelled both as an actor in film and theatre and as a director of parallel cinema. Aparna was born in 1945 in Kolkata. Her father is film critic and film maker Late Chidananda Das Gupta. She studied at Modern High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Presidency College...
“ She is to movie direction as Tagore was to poetry...her direction is sheer poetry in motion as in "Mr and Mrs. Iyer." She is the female counterpart of Hrishikesh Mukherjee ("Anand".) ” - Herag Halli
Mira Nair
Director, Monsoon Wedding
Accomplished Film Director/Writer/Producer Mira Nair was born in India and educated at Delhi University and at Harvard. She began her film career as an actor and then turned to directing award-winning documentaries, including So Far From India and India Cabaret. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay...
“ "Sur' was a good movie with great music and theme but it had poor casting with relatively unknowns (including son of late Mehmood) who sank the movie. ” - Herag Halli
Pooja Bhatt
Actress, Zakhm
Pooja was born on February 24, 1972 in the Gujarati-speaking Bhatt family. Her dad's name is Mahesh, and her mom's maiden name was Loraine Bright. After the marriage, her mother changed her name to Kiran Bhatt. Mahesh separated from Loraine and re-married Soni Razdan, an actress in her own right. The Bhatts live in Bandra, Bombay...
“ Won 2012 Mahindra Global Filmmaker Award for "Margarta..with a Straw" at the recently concluded Sundance Film Festival. ” - Herag Halli
“ Prolific producer of movies and TV. The recent 'The Dirty Picture' got more awards than any in the recent past. ” - Herag Halli
“ The Most talented debut as writer and director of "English Vinglish." She has the most potential in the International cinema ” - Herag Halli