The Misappropriation of Gender in Indian Cinema
Shekhar Kapur, Film Director
After leaving his corporate career as a Chartered Accountant, Kapur pursued his passion for the arts and has become an award-winning film, television, theatre director, producer and entrepreneur. He has not only become a prominent figure in Indian cinema, with films such as Mr. India (1987) and Bandit Queen (1994), but also in western cinema, with the academy award winning, Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Although Kapur continues with his film, television and theatre career, more recently he has also become President of the Film and Television Institute of India and co-founder of the digital start-up company, QYUKI.
If you ask him what he does, Kapur will say: ‘All art is about us seeking the infinite within ourselves, so I would describe myself as a seeker.’