When it comes to movies, the director is the supreme authority to control all necessary actions to take over any decision related to movie making. And when it comes to India, women are not behind men in this field as well as many female directors in India are well known for their impressive set of movies released over recent decades. So let's check the top 10 female directors in India.
Zoya Akhtar is a film director who only makes films in Hindi. She is the sister of Farhan Akhtar One of the most recognized young director of India >> Read More... , who is also part of Bollywood. She till now in her career has made a few fantastic sets of movies like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Dhadakne Do Click to look into! >> Read More... , Lakshya, Gully Boy Click to look into! >> Read More... , and Talaash: The Answer Lies Within. One of the best quality of her is she still hasn't taken retirement from making the film.
Farah Khan is again one of the top film directors with experience directing and working with more than 38 films. She was more overly in the news due to her masterpieces, including Happy New Year Click to look into! >> Read More... , Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Tees Maar Khan Click to look into! >> Read More... , Joker, Chennai Express Click to look into! >> Read More... , Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Om Shanti Om Click to look into! >> Read More... , Student of the Year. She is currently 57 years old but still has not stopped working.
Mira Nair is another great name in the deck of Indian film directors. She won many awards for her movies, like César Award (best foreign film), Golden Globe Award, Filmfare awards, and many more. Also, she has been part of Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Queen of Katwe, Salaam Bombay!, The Namesake Click to look into! >> Read More... .
The director of some social issues addressing movies like English Vinglish Click to look into! >> Read More... , Pad Man, and Dear Zindagi Click to look into! >> Read More... , an 48 years old woman from Pune Gauri Shinde, also created a big name in the film industry by herself. She is the wife of R. Balki, a filmmaker just like her.
Nandita Das is the one who has been part of more than 40 films in around ten different languages in India. She has also won Filmfare Awards and Nandi awards in another category. A few of her top movies include Fire, Before the Rains, Firaaq, Sandstorm, Kannathil Muthamittal Story soon >> Read More... , and Pitaah.
Pooja Bhatt has been part of many other professions besides directing movies, like voice-over artists and actresses. She has been part of many movies like Jism, Sadak, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Jism 2, Border, and Sadak 2. She has also won awards like BFJA Award, National Film Award, Zee Cine Award, Filmfare Award, and many more.
Movies generally directed in English, Hindi, and Tamil languages are the field of this filmmaker, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari. She has led seven movies for which she has won international awards like The Goafest Awards, One Show, New York Festival, Promax, and Cannes Lions.
Reema Kagti is again famous as she has directed movies in different attire like Gold, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., and Talaash: The Answer Lies Within. She is 50 years old and still has won awards like IIFA Award, Filmfare Award, Zee Cine Award, and Guild Award.
Aparna Sen is the oldest female director as she is 77 old and has a career experience of around more than 50 years. But we shall have respect for her as she is still in her early 80s is making movies. A few of her recent films include The Rapist, Ghawre Bairey Aaj, Basu Poribar, Arshinagar, Ek Je Chhilo Raja, and A Death in the Gunj. She is a role model for everyone in the film industry.
An Indian writer, director, and filmmaker is Meghna Gulzar. She is famous for movies like Chhapaak, Talvar, Raazi, Filhaal, and Sam Bahadur, which all have some message behind them. She also won Stardust Award and Filmfare Award for her great directing ability.
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