5 Leading Indian Female Producers Are Ruling Entertainment Industry

The recent rise in the number of Indian female producers in the entertainment industry offering quality content is the ultimate proof of the fact that women are unstoppable.


The recent rise in the number of Indian female producers in the entertainment industry offering quality content is the ultimate proof of the fact that women are unstoppable.

Though they have their own perils to deal with in an industry that have predominantly been patriarchal, these women have shattered glass ceilings to show the world that they are here to stay.

The similarity between being a producer and a woman is the fact that both their jobs are thankless. Female producers do not merely experiment with the script, but also bring forth overdue changes in the entire industry.


In the following ways:

Supriya Menon is one such Indian female producer who fought for basic rights of women on set.

5 Leading Indian Female Producers Of The Film Industry

Source: Instagram @supriyamenonprithviraj

Supriya started her journey in the Malayalam film industry as a co-producer with her actor-director husband, Prithviraj Sukumaran. They established Prithviraj Productions in 2017, and has produced hits like Petta, 83, KGF Chapter 2, and Charlie 777, etc.

An ex-journalist, she is mainly in charge of the commercial aspect of a production. When the shooting for the first film under their banner started, she noticed the absence of basic female facilities on the production floor, like toilets or a breastfeeding space. She has been actively working ever since to make them easily accessible to women on set

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Along with her husband, she tries to hire more female technicians in order to make more space for women in the film industry. 


Female producer Guneet Monga is breaking paths and turning heads with her smashing content.

Source: Wikipedia

Gangs of Wasseypur, The Lunchbox, Masaan, Pagglait– iconic, right? All of them have been released under the banner of Sikhya Entertainment, owned by Gunnet Monga, She worked under various popular banners including Balaji telefilms and Anurag Kashyap films before founding her own company in 2008.

 She was critically acclaimed for making Indian content that served audiences globally. One of the 50 artists from the global entertainment industry to be featured in Variety’s International Women’s Impact Report 2018, the French Governement also honoured her contribution to art with Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres . 

How was it imagining a lady behind the production of your favourite Gangs of Wasseypur?


Anushka Sharma was the youngest Indain female producer

5 Leading Indian Female Producers Of The Film Industry

Source: Wikipedia

A bold feminist, and one of the highest paid actresses of the nation, Anushka Sharma co-founded Clean Slate Filmz alongside her brother Karnesh Ssharma in 2013.

Their first film was the 2015 film NH10. Much like her personality, Sharma as a female producer has always been fearless. She loves experimenting with genres and aims to provide space to new talents who plays with ideas.

After NH10, she went ahead with movies like Phillauri, Pari, and Bulbul. Her web-series venture Pataal Lok gained her positive reviews. 

She left the production house, citing motherhood duties. However, she remains associated with the films through her role as an actor.


Ekta Kapoor is an Indian female producer known to every household

5 Leading Indian Female Producers Of The Film Industry

Source: News18

After a series of rejections and flops, Ekta Kapoor rose to fame through Balaji Telefilms produced 1995 TV series Hum Panch.

Even though the initial capital was provided to her by her father Jeetendra, she quickly earned her name from around 2001 when out of 34 television shows, her banner produced 20, including her biggest hit Kyuki Saas bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii, Kalash, Kasautii Zindagii kay, etc. 

Till this date, Kapoor is a towering figure in her industry- a Indian female producer with over 130 daily soaps to her name. Alongside, she also tried her producing skills at movies as well with hits like Love, Sex aur Dhokha, Shor in the City, etc. She entered the OTT platform with her own ALT Balaji app.

Melodramatically inspiring, right?

Nandita Roy is changing the landscape of the Bengali cinema

Source: Times of India

Before co-founding Windows Production Pvt Ltd. with her husband Shiboprasad Mukherjee in 2002, Roy had already much independent creation to her name. Under her banner, she created multiple programmes for different networks like Zee Bangla, ETV Bangla, Aakash Bangla etc.

 But her recent venture into movies is what brought the pair under notice. Heart-warming movies like Belasheshe, Haami, Rangdhanu, Rosogolla brought refreshing change to Bengali cinema while projects like Mukherjee dar bou, Kontho, Gotro dealt more with social issues. Producing cinema that is different has her made her part of the legacy of Indian female producers.

Though production involves big money, it is a multitasking job that often goes unnoticed by the general audience. These Indian female producers are not only trying to bring a change to the content, but also make a space that is friendly to them and their alike. 


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