Direction is the male dominated thing in our Bollywood industry. But some of our female legends have started making their mark in the direction industry and are doing amazing work. They are becoming an idol for upcoming creative directors. These creative heads are taking up unique and attractive ideas to showcase.
#1. KIRAN RAO
Rao started as an assistant director of phenomenal films ‘LAGAAN’ and ‘SWADESH’. Her debut film was ‘DHOBI GHAT’ starring her husband Amir Khan. She has her own style of developing a film. She attended film schooling from Jamia Milia. Kiran Rao grew up in Kolkata.
#2. REEMA KAGTI
Reema Kagti is known for twisty tales. Her first movie was Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. This was a romcom. She did not look back and then started with ‘Talaash’, it did great on box- office. Her story telling is quite quirky. Let us see what she comes up with next time. Before this, she was an assistant director.
#3. MIRA NAIR
Mira did not confine herself to Bollywood but also made her debut in Hollywood with ‘Vanity Fair’. Before film making she was interested in acting and did plays while studying at Harvard University. Before film making she also made documentaries like ‘Jama Masjid Street Journal’, in which she explored the Old Delhi, ‘So Far From India’ and many more were there. Some of her best Bollywood works were Salaam Bombay, Monsoon Wedding which also won awards.
#4. TANUJA CHANDRA
Her best work in screenplay was ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’ which was a super hit in 1997. She also directed some movies like “Dushman”, “Sangharsh” etc. One of her latest work was “Zindagi Rocks” in 2006. She did her directorial debut with T.V series “Zameen Asmaan”.
#5. GAURI SHINDE
Shinde made her directional introduction with the exceptional film “English Vinglish” starring Shri Devi who did her comeback through this film. Earlier she was an ad- maker along with her husband R. Balki. She also made short films like “Oh Man!”. She was also awarded with Filmfare Award For Best Debut Director and also ‘Laadli National Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity’.
#6. SHONALI BOSE
She always had a social activist voice which she got from her uncle Brinda Karat who is a communist leader. While studying she also made a silver screen debut and made “Amu”. Her best drama till now was “Margarita With a Straw” starring Kalki Koechlin which won an award NETPAC jury award for best Asian Film.
#7. ZOYA AKHTAR
Cunningly featuring her popular director/sibling Farhan in both of her movies, Zoya’s great introduction ‘Luck By Chance’ exhibited the business we ,as a whole, love and despise in equal measure, and gave an exceptionally piercing look in the background of Bollywood. Her development was a star-loaded Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which was the greatest hit of Summer 2011. Zoya (who additionally co-composed Talaash with Reema Kagti) is a drive in the business to be viewed.
#8. FARAH KHAN
She is one of the most famous director in Bollywood and also a great choreographer. She had ruled our hearts with many promising movies like “Main Hoon Na”, “Om Shanti Om” and many more. She had won many Filmfares. She is one of the finest director in our Bollywood.
#9. ANUSHA RIZVI
She took a passionate subject in her debut film “Peepli Live” starring Amir Khan. Her next venture (which we’re very energized for): an adjustment of Amitav Ghosh’s epic novel Sea of Poppies. It was chosen as the Indian selection in the Best Foreign Film category, yet it didn’t make the last waitlist.
#10. SAI PARANJYPE
She is born to a Russian craftsman and a Marathi on-screen character, Paranjpye had the creative qualities in her. The producer of widely praised and industrially perceived movies like “Sparsh” (1980), “Chasme Buddoor” (1981) and “Katha” (1983), her movies are still eaten up for their all inclusive concerns saturated with basic narrating.