10:02 am - Monday May 20, 2019

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Gurinder Chadha

Why Is She Famous?
Gurinder Chadha is an international filmmaker of Indian heritage. Gurinder started off from the BBC and later went on to make documentaries. Then Gurinder Chadha decided to enter the world offilms. She has made some great films that South Asian-Americans could relate to. To her goes the credit of bringing the South Asian Diaspora films to the mainstream cinema. Gurinder Chadha's style of filmmaking is different from the traditional filmmakers. And not surprisingly she has achieved a lot of success at that.

Gurinder Chadha has proved to the world that it doesn't matter in life what you do as long as you are happy. Gurinder Chadha has made and produced some terrific movies. Nice Arrangement was Gurinder's first short movie through which she portrayed a British- Asian family on the morning of their daughter's wedding. It was followed by Acting Our Age, Bhajji on the beach, what's cooking, Bend It Like Beckham (this film established her as filmmaker) and finally "Bride and Prejudice".

Background
Gurinder Chadha was born in Kenya and shifted to Britain with her parents in 1961. She was brought up at Southall, London and studied at the University of East Anglia. Gurinder Chadha began her career as a news reporter with the BBC Radio, directed several award winning documentaries for the BBC, and began a fruitful alliance with the BFI and Channel Four who produced the 30-minute documentary, I'm English But... (1989). The film focused on young English Asians who, unlike their parents, listen to Acid Bhangra, a mix of Punjabi bhangra and rap.

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