A British director of Indian origin, Gurinder Chadha tasted success with the blockbuster movie Bend it Like Beckham.
Most of her movies explore the lives of Indians living in the United Kingdom.
The talented director is the woman behind Bride and Prejudice, an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice.
She also directed Bhaji on the Beach (1993), Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008).
Gurinder's latest movie outing starred Shabana Azmi, in the comedy It's a Wonderful Afterlife.