Indian women directors who are changing cinema one movie at a time

Smrithi Mohan
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Here is a list of women directors from the Indian Film industry who have created their own place in the industry.

There is no fact that could suggest otherwise that cinema and movies have contributed and widened the entertainment aspect of an individual. Telling stories and pleasing the audiences with creativity and imagination is something only some directors ace. Some women directors especially have made some impactful movies in the recent past and left us impressed.

While gender cannot be the deciding factor in any field, the entertainment industry has had its fair share of ups and downs. Even though women directors have always been a part of the industry, their opportunities and talents are seldom giving enough preference. It has only been over the last few years that path-breaking and women directors are given due recognition for their inspiring work. From making us think, to leaving us mesmerised these women directors are here to prove that mettle trumps gender. Always.

Here's a list of women directors bringing a fresh perspective to Indian cinema:

Zoya Akhtar

Gauri Shinde

Konkona Sen Sharma

Tanuja Chandra

Farah Khan

Shonali Bose

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Reema Kagti

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Kiran Rao

Gurinder Chadha

Nandita Das

Alankrita Shrivastava

Meghna Gulzar

Rima Das

Anjali Menon

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More power to the female directors who are changing cinema one movie at a time!

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