Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha

Highest Rated: 89% Bhaji on the Beach (1993)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Mistress of Spices (2005)

Birthday: Jan 10, 1960

Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

It was no surprise that director Gurinder Chadha, despite a traditional upbringing in a Punjabi household, did more than what was expected of an Indian woman. Her distinctly Anglo surroundings in Southall, London did more than just fuel her curiosity about other cultures; she sometimes outright rejected her family's heritage - like learning classical Indian dances or learning how to cook Aloo Gobi - in order to find her own identity. But as she grew older and more aware of the burgeoning Anglo-Asian subculture right under her nose, she developed an active interest in her mixed cultural identity, wearing traditional Indian dress and headwear with Doc Martins, for example, while becoming disenchanted with how her people were perceived. Her displeasure fueled her desire to see better, accurate portrayals of Indians in popular culture as she strove to become a film director.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% 91% Blinded by the Light Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$11.9M 2019
72% 66% Viceroy's House Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$1.1M 2017
29% 34% It's a Wonderful Afterlife Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2010
72% 71% Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2008
87% 84% Paris, je t'aime Director,
Writer
$4.9M 2006
11% 42% The Mistress of Spices Writer,
Producer
- 2005
64% 70% Bride & Prejudice Director,
Writer,
Producer
$6.6M 2004
85% 73% Bend It Like Beckham Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$32.5M 2002
52% 65% What's Cooking? Director,
Writer
$1M 2000
89% 59% Bhaji on the Beach Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
- 1993

TV

Credit
94% 62% Homemade Director 2020
46% 65% Beecham House Executive Producer,
Director,
Producer,
Writer
2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2006

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