Kiran Rao

Born in Bangalore and raised in Kolkata, Kiran Rao moved to Mumbai, India and worked as an assistant director on films such as the Academy Awardo nominated Lagaan and Monsoon Wedding, winner of the Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. She served as associate producer on the critically acclaimed and box office success Taare Zameen Par, India official entry to the Academy Awardso, and the immensely popular Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Rao went on to produce Peepli Live, the first Indian film to be selected in the World Cinema Competition at Sundance 2010 with rave reviews. Rao holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Sophia College, Bombay University and a Masters in mass communication from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.