Gauri Shinde

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Brief Intro
Gauri Shinde is an Indian Film director whose debut film ‘English Vinglish’ was a biggest hit in the year 2012. Before ‘English Vinglish’ Gauri was an ad-film and feature film director. Gauri had received lots of awards and accolades for her first debutant movie.

Early Life & Background, Education
Gauri Shinde was born on 6th July 1974 in Pune, Maharashtra. She completed her studies from St Joseph’s High School and later got graduated from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication in Pune.

First Assignment as Director and Life Changing Moment
Life changing path for Gauri was her directorial debut ‘English Vinglish’.

Journey in the Industry

Gauri after completing her Mass Communication from Pune, moved to Mumbai for her internship with documentary director Siddharth Kak. Later she started working with advertising agencies like IBW, Bates Clarion and Lowe Lintas. In following years she made over 100 advertising films and short films. In 2001, Gauri’s short film ‘Oh Man!’ was selected for the Berlin Film Festival.

After the great success in short movies, Gauri debuted in Bollywood and directed her first movie ‘English Vinglish’ in 2012. This was Sridevi’s come back movie, which also featured a guest appearance of Amitabh Bachchan. The movie was first screened at the Toronto Film Festival on 14th September 2012 and later it was released worldwide commercially on 5th October 2012. The film received both critical and commercial success, while Gauri received Filmfare and National awards along with many other awards as a director. Gauri was featured in the Financial Times 2012 list of ‘25 Indians To Watch’ and on Rediff’s list of ‘Bollywood’s 5 Best Directors of 2012’.

After the release of the film ‘English Vinglish’, Gauri said in an interview that she had made this film to say sorry to her mother.

Personal Life
Gauri got married to the director of Cheeni Kum and Paa Mr. R Balki in 2007.

Name of Films

Movie Role Year
Oh ManEnglish Vinglish Director, Writer & ProducerDirector & Writer 20012012

Awards

Award Function Category Movie
14th IIFA

58th Filmfare Awards

Zee Cine Awards 2013

19th Annual Colors Screen Awards

Max Stardust Awards

Laadli National Media Awards

Star Guild Awards

Tofia Awards 2013Best Debut Director

Best Debut Director

Best Debut Director

Best Debut Director

Best Debut Director

Best Mainline Film

Best Debut Director

Best Debut DirectorEnglish Vinglish

English Vinglish

English Vinglish

English Vinglish

English Vinglish

English Vinglish

English Vinglish

English Vinglish