Nishtha Jain

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Nishtha Jain
Born (1965-06-21) 21 June 1965 (age 53)
Alma materJamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
OccupationFilm director, producer

Nishtha Jain (born 21 June 1965) is an Indian film director and producer, most known for her documentaries like Gulabi Gang


She is a graduate from AJK, Mass Communication Research Centre

She worked as an editor and correspondent for video news magazines Newstrack and Eyewitness before she decided to study at Film and Television Institute of India, specializing in film direction.[1] Together with Smriti Nevatia Jain created an independent documentary outfit Raintree Films based in Mumbai.

Her films have received several international awards and have been extensively shown in international film festivals, broadcast on international TV networks and regularly shown in schools and colleges in India and abroad.[2]




Gulabi Gang, 2012
  • Best Film, Muhr Asia/Africa Documentary, Dubai International Film Festival, 2012
  • Best Documentary, Kortfilmfestivalen, Grimstad, Norway, 2012
  • First Amnesty International Human Rights Award, Tri-Continental Film Festival, South Africa 2013
  • Best Documentary, International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) 2013
  • Best Director, International feature documentary, MIFF, Mumbai 2014
  • Best Film (Social Issues) National Film Awards, India 2014
  • Best Editing Non Feature, National Film Awards, India 2014
  • Best Documentary, New York India Film Festival 2014
  • Best Protagonist, ImagineIndia Film Festival, Madrid, 2014
Lakshmi and Me, 2008
  • Nominee, Silver Wolf Award, International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam (IDFA), 2007
  • Best Documentary, Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA), 2007
  • Best Long documentary, Flahertiana International Film Festival, Russia 2008
  • Best documentary, Bucharest International Film Festival, 2008
  • Special Prize, Golden Apricot International Film Festival, Yerevan, 2008
  • Special Jury Prize, Cinema Verité International Film Festival, Tehran, 2008
  • Best Documentary, Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, New York, 2008
  • Jury Special Mention, Doc-Planete Review, Warsaw 2008
  • Silver Award, Jeevika South Asian Documentary Film Festival, New Delhi, 2008
  • Special Jury Award, Beldocs, Belgarde, 2009
At My Doorstep, 2009
  • Best Documentary, Indian International Film Festival, Los Angeles, IFFLA, 2010
6 Yards to Democracy, 2006
  • Best Documentary, Birdseye View International Women's Film festival, London, 2006
City of Photos, 2005
  • Special Jury Award, Film South Asia, Kathmandu, 2005


  1. ^ "Bio, Raintree Films". Raintree Films. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Norwegian Film Database". Norwegian Film Institute. Retrieved 14 February 2013.

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