newbie directer and writer in B-town, Gauri Shinde
, has caught our
attention off late, enough to feature in the spotlight this week. This
emerging female, who has only one film to her credit, has been nothing
but praises for all ears.
was born on November 30th in Pune where she spent her childhood as
well. She graduated from Symbiosis
Institute of Mass Communication and
later moved to Mumbai for an internship with Siddharth Kak before moving
on to working with different advertising agencies. At one particular
agency, Lowe Lintas, she met her to-be-spouse, director R. Balki
he assumed the role of creative director. The duo got married in 2007,
just before the release of directorial debut, Cheeni Kum
Shinde debuted in the Hindi film industry with the movie English Vinglish
the saying goes, a writer always leaves a mark of their personal life
and experiences in their work - a saying particularly true in this
instance. The concept of the film was inspired from her real life as a
dedication to her mother and a means to ask for forgiveness for
feeling embarrassed when her mother could not speak English. The movie
also marked the comeback of the very talented actress, Sridevi
aspiring director may have merely made her debut but nonetheless has
garnered exclusive attention towards herself. The lady surely has a
bright future awaiting her with her name already included in the list of
'Bollywood's Best 5 Director's of 2012'. Her awards include Best Debut
Director, Most Promising Debut Director, Best Mainline Film and Laadli
National Media Award for Gender Sensitivity, and her journey has just
Shinde currently having no plans for children in the near future and
the couple believing they have much to do in their lives, it comes as
no surprise for the audience to see the lady outshine herself. With her
experience as a director better than her husband's, BollyCurry is sure
to say she will leave no stone unturned in pulling herself out of his
shadow and into the limelight. It is safe to say that Shinde has made a
place for herself already.
Did you know:
- Shinde has directed over 100 advertisements.
- She has been nominated in nine different awards and successfully managed to win all of them.
- Out of nine awards won so far, seven of them are the title of 'Best Debut Director'.
- She is a huge animal lover.
may be no talks of upcoming projects from her yet, but BollyCurry still
eagerly waits for good news and wishes this creatively talented and
strong-minded woman the best for her future works.
Writer: Khushi P.
Editor(s): Fariha L. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Komal P.