Anusha Rizvi
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Anusha Rizvi

Anusha Rizvi is an Indian film director and screenwriter.

Formerly a journalist, Anusha's directorial debut Peepli Live'.[1] (2010) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2010 in the World Competition Section. Peepli (Live) was the first Indian film to be accepted in the 25 years of the festival's existence.The film also won the Best First Film Award at the Durban film festival and the Gollapudi Srinivas Award.[2]

The film was later nominated as India's official entry to the 83rd Academy awards. She also directed a National Geographic documentary Hijack IC-814 and two BBC documentaries Amul and Khadi. Anusha is currently developing a series for leading Indian platform, Hotstar.

Anusha Rizvi
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Born (1978-03-13) 13 March 1978 (age 41)
OccupationFilm director & Screenwriter
Mahmood Farooqui


Anusha Rizvi was a journalist after venturing into film direction. She graduated in history from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.[3] She approached Aamir Khan to make the film who finally did support her with "Peepli Live".

Personal life

Anusha is married to noted writer and film director Mahmood Farooqui. She is also related to Urdu poet and literary critic Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, who is her husband's uncle.



  1. ^ "Peepli Live becomes best first film at Durban fest". Indian Express. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Peepli Live is best first film at Durban film fest". NDTV. 11 August 2010. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Bharat vs India: B-town taps rural-urban divide". The Times Of India. 3 August 2010.

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