Guneet Monga to Zoya Akhtar: Female directors and producers who are redefining Indian cinema with their work

Here are a list of female directors and producers who have captivated our hearts with their fine work.

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Meet the best female directors and producers

Women are ruling the world of cinema with their unique vision and ideas. It is a treat to our eyes seeing women directors and producers on a rise and making our nation proud. They have an ability to beautifully portrayal complex stories and make the characters feel alive on the screen. Here are a list of female directors and producers who have captivated our hearts with their fine work.

Guneet Monga

A powerhouse producer-turned-director, Guneet Monga has made waves with her directorial debut Pagglait, which has been hailed for its unique perspective and fresh take on grief. Monga is a dynamic and innovative filmmaker who brings a unique voice to the table. She has produced several critically acclaimed and commercially successful films like Gangs of Wasseypur and Lunchbox. She has been honoured with several awards for her work.

Supriya Sobti Gupta 

With her emotionally stirring and socially relevant documentaries such as A Widow’s Penance and Pehlwani, Supriya Sobti Gupta is a promising producer turned director on the rise. Her works are rooted in the craft of non-fiction and include hard-hitting investigative work alongside stylistically shot celebratory chefs from across the country. Recently Sobti has been recognised for her work on award-winning and notable productions such as Chef’s Table and Bad Boy Billionaires, Mumbai Mafia: Police Vs The Underworld and her directorial debut film Caught Out, streaming now on Netflix.

Zoya Akhtar 

A veteran in the industry, Zoya Akhtar has established herself as one of the most celebrated filmmakers of our time. With films like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Gully Boy, she has proven her ability to tell engaging and thought-provoking stories that resonate with audiences across the globe.

Nandita Das 

A director who is known for her sensitive and nuanced storytelling, Nandita Das has garnered critical acclaim for her films like Firaaq and Manto. Das is a master at portraying complex characters and tackling difficult subjects with finesse and grace. Her recent work ‘Zwigato’ starring Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami has done wonders in the box office and stolen hearts on the big screen. 

Reema Kagti 

A director with a unique vision and style, Reema Kagti has helmed films such as Talaash and Gold. Kagti’s works are known for their blend of genres, stunning visuals, and gripping narratives that keep audiences hooked till the very end. She is a director who is not afraid to take risks and push boundaries.

Let us know who is your favourite!

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First published on: 24-03-2023 at 15:00 IST
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