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Kiran Rao

Kiran Rao is a powerhouse in the Indian film industry, renowned for her multifaceted contributions as a producer, director, and screenwriter. With a career spanning iconic films such as Lagaan and Monsoon Wedding, where she began as an assistant director, Kiran quickly emerged as a prominent figure. Her production repertoire boasts hits like Delhi Belly and the acclaimed Taare Zameen Par, showcasing her storytelling prowess.

In 2011, Kiran made waves with her directorial debut, Dhobi Ghat, a poignant portrayal of Mumbai’s intricate tapestry of life. The film garnered widespread critical acclaim for its nuanced narrative and atmospheric depiction. Beyond her cinematic endeavors, Kiran co-founded Paani Foundation, dedicated to addressing drought issues in Maharashtra, and actively contributes to the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image as a board member.

With a string of accolades to her name and a steadfast commitment to storytelling, social causes, and cinematic innovation, Kiran continues to shape the landscape of Indian cinema. Her ongoing projects and creative vision serve as a testament to her enduring influence and dedication to the craft.


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