Once upon a time Indian Film Industry, more popularly known as Bollywood, was a male-dominated industry, but, time is changed now. From a past decade or so, emerging Indian Female directors or Filmmakers are not only impressing the Indian crowd, but they are also noticed internationally for their creativity and talent.
Did you know the first female film director of Indian cinema? In 1926, Fatma Begum became the first female director of Indian cinema with her 1926 film, Bulbul-e-Paristan.
In this article, we are going to talk about the top 3 most talented female directors or filmmakers in India or female directors in Bollywood.
She is an Indian origin acclaimed screenwriter, director and filmmaker. She has wowed audiences all across the world. With her Elements trilogy movies, namely, Earth, Water and Fire, she has highlighted topics that need attention and careful actions. Her films highlighted sensitive topics like ill-treatment of widows, misogyny, homosexuality, so on and so forth. She has touched all these sensitive topics, so artistically that it leaves a strong message without hurting anyone’s feelings. She has bagged many awards and also got nominated for Oscar. She is one of the Indian female filmmakers that are making all Indians proud.
Zoya has talent in her blood being a daughter of Mr Zaved Akhtar, legendary lyricist and writer and sister of Farhan Akhtar, famous screenwriter, filmmaker, actor, singer, and director. She had pursued a diploma in filmmaking from the renowned New York University. She started back in 2009 with a movie, “Luck By Chance”. However, she has got nothing luck by chance. She has worked hard and achieved the name in the top female filmmakers in India. She has made some amazing movies like, “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, “Dil Dhadakane Do” and now she is on the seventh sky of success with her recent release, “Gully Boy”. She has made her own personality as the best Indian female filmmakers without getting overshadowed by successful father and brother.
She is a daughter of very well known Indian female filmmaker, Aparna Sharma. She started her career as an actress and then shifted to filmmaking. Her much the awaited movie “A Death in the Gunj” released in 2016 and it puts her in the list of top female filmmakers in India. She has become the second female filmmaker who won the best director award at Cannes. Her directorial debut brought a lot of appreciation from audiences and critics.
These are the top 3 names in our list of the most successful Indian female filmmakers. The list of successful female filmmakers or directors in India is long and difficult to cover all of them so we chose those Indian female film directors who are really inspiring. There are many people in India and all across the world impressed with the talent of these Indian female filmmakers and want to make their career in the filmmaking industry in India. There are some renowned institutes that offer professional courses in filmmaking that can help you have a successful career in the Indian film industry. NIMCJ is one of as such renowned institutes that can help you in your career. Get in touch for more details!
25 Jun 2019
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