Indians who made it big in the West
She is a British director of Indian origin who began her career in the radio and as a news reporter later. From there, she went on to direct award-winning documentaries for the British Film Institute and BBC. Her first documentary, ‘I’m British but...’ was released in 1989. Her first feature film, ‘Bhaji on the Beach’ won numerous international awards including a BAFTA nomination for “Best British Film of 1994”. She then came out with the movie ‘Bend it like Beckham’ which was again a critical and commercial hit, topping the box office charts in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand etc. Her other feature films include ‘Bride and Prejudice’, ‘The Mistress of Spices’ and the latest one being ‘It’s a Wonderful Afterlife’, which brought together the mother-daughter duo of Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan for the first time.