Indrani (full name Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri) is an Indian-Canadian director, photographer, and digital artist  known for her award-winning films and her work with celebrities, fashion magazines, TV, film, and charities. She is also known for her work with photographer Markus Klinko: Barbara Hoffman of The New York Post says "With their highly stylized shots of the famous and the fabulous, photography duo Markus and Indrani have blown up."
Early life and education
Indrani was born in Kolkata, India, began an international modeling career at 14, and studied philosophy at ashrams in India." She grew up in a crumbling 300-room palace, which she later turned into a school to give girls a better future. Her father, Ajay Pal-Chaudhuri hails from a historic Indian family, her mother is British, and volunteered for Mother Theresa.
Indrani's work with Klinko was discovered by Isabella Blow, "Renowned style icon who discovered some of the fashion world's most important figures," who gave them their first magazine cover for the Sunday Times.  Then David Bowie was the first artist to commission their cover art for his album Heathen and supermodel Iman asked them to shoot the covers for her book I am Iman. The duo credit Blow, Bowie and Iman for teaching them to push their creative boundaries. They created award-winning covers for Beyoncé's solo debut Dangerously in Love, Mariah Carey's Emancipation of Mimi and Mary J. Blige's The Breakthrough  among others.
Book and exhibitions
Indrani's work has been shown in over 30 exhibitions, such as the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC in 2013, "Dancing the Dream." Solo exhibitions include the 2009 exhibition by Markus + Indrani at the Pacific Design Center LA, presented by the Lucie Foundation in concert with the Month of Photography Los Angeles and the Farmani Gallery.
In December 2012, the Lincoln Center presented a week-long 30-piece public art exhibition of Markus + Indrani's Icons, to accompany the release of their 200-plus page glossy photography coffee table book, ICONS featuring Lady Gaga on the cover, published by Perseus Press. Featuring forewords by Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis and supermodel Iman, ICONS is described as "A visionary tour de force" by Elle.com and “High-concept and hyperrealism commingle.”
Since 2011 Indrani has been a director of films and commercials. The first film she directed, "The Legend of Lady White Snake: A Tribute to the Spirit of Alexander McQueen" won first prize in four categories at the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival including "Best Film," "Best Director," "Best Fashion," "Best Special Effect" and the RED Camera Award. Written by Indrani, inspired by an ancient Chinese story, featuring a poem by bestselling author Neil Gaiman starring fashion icon" Daphne Guinness in costumes designed by GK Reid and never-before-seen Alexander McQueen Previews of the film were shown at the Daphne Guinness Exhibition at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology (from September 16 through January 7, 2012). and at the Lincoln Center, as well as at the Pompidou Center, Paris, and the Australian Center for the Moving Image in September 2013.
In 2010, Indrani directed a short documentary for PSI and the UN's Nothing But Nets featuring ambassador actress Mandy Moore. In 2012 Indrani directed The Girl Epidemic shot in the slums of India, to raise awareness of the horrific conditions for girls and female infanticide  with Project Nanhi Kali and ad agency Strawberry Frog. Described by the Huffington Post's Katherine Brooks as "Powerful", by Perez Hilton as "Thrilling" and by Scott Goodson for Forbes as "Absolutely riveting, shocking and touching...Indrani's direction is brilliant and provocative." Her campaign with TBWA-Chiat-Day for Keep a Child Alive against AIDS in India and Africa won two gold lions at Cannes.
Amongst her most acclaimed music videos, in 2013 Indrani directed David Bowie for his song "Valentine's Day" on the "Next Day" album which became the highest charting album of Bowie's career. Eric Danton of Rolling Stone says, "Bowie radiates intensity in Valentine's Day"  also described as "Stylishly sinister."  Also in 2013 Indrani directed a music video for Alicia Keys' "New Day" described as "Bold and high-energy" by MTV's Jenna Rubenstein.
TV series and media
"Their reputation has recently catapulted the pair in front of the camera with Double Exposure, their new reality television show documenting their shoots from initial thought to hard copy." Double Exposure shows Indrani, Klinko, and stylist GK Reid on photo shoots. Jackie Strause of Life & Style Magazine reports, "The former lovers impress with their client roster and entertain with their fiery personalities." "Markus Klinko and Indrani - the most famous twosome in fashion and celebrity photography - will give television viewers an inside look at their sometimes tempestuous and highly prolific working relationship" says Lindsay Sakraida of American Photo. According to Troy Patterson of Slate, “Themes include the aesthetics of desire, the symbiosis of artist and muse.” The show is described by Zoë Ruderman as “A new guilty pleasure…Kinda feels like America's Next Top Model and Project Runway mixed together and on speed.”
Created in the US for the Bravo network, the show has aired in over a hundred countries. It airs in Canada on Cosmo TV, Australia on Arena TV, South Africa on DStv, in Denmark, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica and other countries in South America on Fox Life  and BeTV, in Thailand and the Philippines on Sony Entertainment Network SET.
Indrani has been a featured guest on America's Next Top Model, Make Me a Supermodel, Style Me  and To Tell The Truth, and was interviewed for E! News, Access Hollywood, Fashion Television and The Short List.  CNN's Showbiz Tonight interviewed the duo live on July 13, 2010 about their shoot with Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell. Indrani and Klinko appeared on Larry King Live to argue against the imprisonment of Lindsay Lohan.
In 1994, Indrani founded Shakti Empowerment Education otherwise known as SEEschool.org, turning her family's palace into a school for poor kids. The school provides free education to 300 impoverished children in her native Kolkata, India, with an emphasis on the rights of girls.[n 1] "She is in charge of fundraising, advertising, and development."
See also Directing for some of her other philanthropic work.
- See seeschool.org.
- The Daily Beast: "A Fashionista's India Dream: Indrani Changes the Fate of Forgotten Girls" by Abigail Pesta, July 10, 2012 http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/10/a-fashionista-s-india-dream-indrani-changes-girls-fate.html
- "Bios: Indrani: Cast", bravotv.com.
- Lindsay Sakraida, "Behind the scenes of 'double exposure'", popphoto.com, 16 December 2009.
- Barbara Hoffman, "Icons exposed", New York Post, October 22, 2012
- Diwali Goddess Indrani", Asiance, 29 September 2011.
- Lindsay Sakraida, "The Truth About Markus Klinko + Indrani", American Photo Magazine November 1, 2009
- Brett Tomlinson, "Tiger of the Week: Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri '01", Princeton University Alumni Blog, June 16, 2010.
- Lynya Floyd, Amanda Hinnant and Samantha Youngman, "Glamour's Top 10 College Women", Glamour, October 2000
- Niles White, "Markus Klinko and Indrani: Galactic Fashion", Digital Photo Pro, June 13, 2007.
- Polly Dunbar, , UK Daily Mail, June 16, 2012
- Erin Clark, "Month of photography L.A.: Markus Klinko and Indrani", artworksmagazine.com, 23 April 2009.
- Natalie Stone, "", Hollywood Reporter, 6 November 2012.
- Kimberley Jones, "Coffee Table Iconoclasts; Oversized books and outsized personalities" Austin Chronicle, November 30, 2012
- Pesta, Abigail (July 10th 2012) http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/10/a-fashionista-s-india-dream-indrani-changes-girls-fate.html
- Jewel Mignon, "Indrani Pal-Chaudry the Big Winner at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival", Fashion News Live, August 1, 2012,
- Lyden, Jacki (13 November 2011). "Daphne Guinness: An Icon On Fashion’s Cutting Edge." National Public Radio. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
- Natalie Stone  Hollywood Reporter, November 6, 2012.
- Sara Eolin, "Daphne Guinness Exhibit at FIT", AeroFilm (Eolin's blog), September 13, 2011.
- Katherine Federici Greenwood, "Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri '01: Celebrity photographer", Princeton Alumni Weekly, October 27, 2010.
- Perez Hilton  Perez Hilton.com May 29, 2012
- Scott Goodson  Forbes, 02 June 2012
- "Digital Death", canneslions.com; accessed by the Wayback Machine on July 11, 2011.
- Keith Caulfield  Billboard, March 19, 2013
- Adam Miller , Entertainmentwise, July 16, 2013
- "It Takes Two! We Pick Our Favorite Photographic Duos", Nowness, June 23, 2010
- Tim Nudd, "Rachel Zoe and Kelly Cutrone Make Reality TV Stylish", TV Watch, January 11, 2010.
- Jackie Strause, Life & Style, June 21, 2010[vague]
- Troy Patterson, "Strike a pose", Slate Magazine, June 23, 2010
- Zoe Ruderman of Cosmopolitan magazine. "The Hot Show to Watch Tonight", Cosmopolitan, June 15, 2010
- "Double Exposure", BeTV
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- Terri Schwartz, "Lindsay Lohan's Father, Friends Protest Jail Time On 'Larry King Live'", mtv.com, 20 July 2010.
- Abigail Pesta  The Daily Beast, July 10. 2012
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- Beth Cooney Fitzpatrick, "'Double Exposure' Stars Markus Klinko and Indrani on Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, and Photoshop", Stylelist.com, 15 June 2010. Accessed by the Wayback Machine on 15 June 2010.