Anu Menon

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Anu Menon
Alma mater
OccupationDirector, screenwriter
Years active2012 — present

Anu Menon is an Indian film director and screenwriter. She has directed movies such as London, Paris, New York (2012), Waiting (2016) and worked with non-mainstream actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Suhasini Maniratnam and Kalki Koechlin. Menon is a graduate of London Film School.

Early life[edit]

Anu grew up in Delhi, studied in KV Andrews Ganj. She got her bachelor's in engineering at BITS Pilani and worked in advertising. She attended a workshop at NYFA and later enrolled for a filmmaking course at London Film School.[1][2]

Anupama Menon (nee Balakrishnan) is married and her husband is from Kerala they have a daughter called Rhea Menon.[3]


Early in her career, she made short films Ravi Goes To School, and Baby, a documentary on a Bengali domestic help who wrote a bestseller.[4] Her debut film was a romantic comedy London, Paris, New York (2012) starring Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari, The second movie Waiting (2016) featured Kalki Koechlin and Naseeruddin Shah, was produced by Ishka Films and Drishyam Films.[1][5][6]

Menon was also part of a team of directors who worked on a collaborative project called X: Past Is Present in which she directed a segment called Oysters.[7][8]


Year Film Notes
2012 London, Paris, New York
2015 X: Past Is Present Collaborative project along with 10 other filmmakers
2016 Waiting
2020 Shakuntala Devi


Year Title Channel
2019 Four More Shots Please! Amazon Video


  1. ^ a b ""'Waiting' Is A Universal Story That Anyone Would Relate To"- Anu Menon On Her Upcoming Film! - Jamuura Blog". Jamuura Blog. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. ^ "When Women Call The Shots: Anu Menon". Verve Magazine. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. ^ BollywoodLife. "LONDON PARIS NEW YORK director Anu Menon: Ali Zafar is a spontaneous actor!". Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Director Anu Menon busy making films before Bwood debut London, Paris, New York". Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Anu Menon bags Best Director award for 'Waiting' at LAFF - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  6. ^ "'Mainstream cinema needs a female voice': Anu Menon, director of 'Waiting'". Firstpost. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (31 October 2015). "11 filmmakers, one story". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  8. ^ Pandolin (20 November 2015). "Bringing together diverse talent: X - Past is Present | Pandolin". Pandolin. Retrieved 25 November 2017.

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