Nisha Ganatra

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Nisha Ganatra
Born (1974-06-25) June 25, 1974 (age 43)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter, actress

Nisha Ganatra (born in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a film director, film producer, screenwriter and actress of Indian ancestry. She is best known for her films Chutney Popcorn (1999) and Cosmopolitan (2003), and for being a consulting producer on, and directing three episodes of, the first season of the Golden Globe–winning TV series Transparent.[1] Ganatra graduated from the New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts where she studied with Martin Scorcese and Spike Lee.[2] She is openly lesbian.[3][4]

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TV series[edit]




  • Chutney Popcorn (1999), producer
  • Margaret Cho: Beautiful (2009), field producer
  • Cho Dependent (2011), field producer
  • The Hunters (2013) (TV), executive producer
  • Pete's Christmas (2013) (TV), executive producer
  • Transparent (2014) (TV series, 10 episodes), consulting producer
  • You Me Her (2016) (TV series, 10 episodes), co-executive producer
  • Better Things (2016) (TV series, 9 episodes), co-executive producer


  1. ^ Brodesser-akner, Taffy (29 August 2014). "Can Jill Soloway Do Justice to the Trans Movement?". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ King, Loren. "Ganatra Whips Up Light Chutney Popcorn". Boston Globe. June 9, 2000.
  3. ^ Tucker, Karen Iris. "Popcorn confidential", The Advocate, June 6, 2000.
  4. ^ Corson, Suzanne. "Nisha Ganatra's On-screen Comeback", afterellen on, June 27, 2007

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