Sooni Taraporevala 

Mumbai-based Sooni Taraporevala is an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker and photographer. She is best known for as the screenwriter for Oscar-nominated Salaam Bombay, Mississippi Masala and The Namesake !, all directed by Mira Nair. She wrote and directed her first feature film, Little Zizou, 2008, which won one National as well as ten international awards. In 2000, she authored and published a book of her photographs PARSIS: The Zoroastrians of India; A Photographic Journey. A labor of love for over 20 years, the book was a critical and popular success, and were displayed. Photographs from Parsis were included in exhibitions at Tate Modern, Lille, Harvard University’s Sert Gallery, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi and most recently, ‘My Analogue World’ at the Max Mueller Bhavan in 2017. Taraporevala won a Padma Shri in 2014.