Anusha Rizvi Hindi Actress
Other Skills
    - Director

Anusha Rizvi is a filmmaker as well as a screenwriter. Anusha was born on 13 March 1978. She has done her graduation from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. She has done her graduation in history.

She is married to Mahmood Farooqui Mahmood Farooqui, born on 13th March 1978 (age 38) >> Read More... Mahmood Farooqui . He is a writer, director and an artist from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. He has known for his book Besieged: (Voices of Delhi,1857). It was the translations from Habib Tanvir’s Memoirs. He is also known for Dastangoi which is a type of story-telling. It was fading away, but Farooqui along with Shamsur Rahman Faruqi who happens to be his uncle revived Dastangoi in the 21st century.

Farooqui was also one of the researchers of White Mughals. It is a book written by William Dalrymple. He had also received a Rhodes Scholarship while he was studying to go to St. Peter’s College, the University of Oxford to study history. Anusha currently lives with her husband in Delhi, India. Anusha was a journalist before she became a director. She left journalism to direct her debut film, Peepli (Live). She also wrote the story of the movie. She approached the famous Indian actor, Aamir Khan Aamir Khan or Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan is Bolly >> Read More... Aamir Khan to help her make the movie. He agreed to start the project. Peepli (Live) is Anusha’s debut movie as a director and as a writer as well. The movie was released on 13 August 2010. The cast of the film included Omkar Das Manikpuri Omkar Das Manikpuri is a film as well as a stage a >> Read More... Omkar Das Manikpuri , Naseeruddin Shah Naseeruddin Shah is an experimental actor and asso >> Read More... Naseeruddin Shah , Shalini Vatsa Shalini Vatsa is an Indian film and theater actres >> Read More... Shalini Vatsa , Nawazuddin Siddiqui Nawazuddin Siddiqui was born in Budhana in Muzaffa >> Read More... Nawazuddin Siddiqui , Raghubir Yadav Raghubir Yadav is an Indian movie, television and >> Read More... Raghubir Yadav , Vishal O Sharma, Malaika Shenoy Malaika Shenoy is an Indian film actress and TV sh >> Read More... Malaika Shenoy , Aamir Bashir Aamir Bashir is an Indian TV artist and film direc >> Read More... Aamir Bashir , etc. the movie was produced by Aamir Khan himself along with his director-producer wife, Kiran Rao She is an Indian film producer, screen writer and >> Read More... Kiran Rao . UTV Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Productions were the distributors for the movie. Anusha’s husband, Mahmood Farooqui was also a co-director with her. The movie focused on the drastic suicides of farmers in the villages of India. The main character of the movie, Natha Das Manikpuri (played by Omkar Das Manikpuri) is a very poor farmer from Peepli. He decides to commit suicide. That’s when the whole story begins with media reporting live coverage from Peepli.

Anusha is busy with her second movie, Opium along with her husband, Mahmood Farooqui. It is an adaptation of Sea of Poppies, a book by Amitav Ghosh Born in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, in In >> Read More... Amitav Ghosh . At the Sundance Film Festival, Anusha was nominated for her film for best World Cinema World Cinema is a special kind of news and informa >> Read More... World Cinema . In 2010, at Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Anusha’s Peepli Live was nominated for Best Feature Film. She won at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival too. She also won at the Durban Film Festival. Along with it, she won at Gollapudi Srinivas Award.