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Gurinder Chadha is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Indian born on 10 january 1960 at Nairobi (Kenya)

Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha
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Nationality Inde
Birth 10 january 1960 (59 years) at Nairobi (Kenya)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Gurinder Chadha (Punjabi: ਗੁਰਿੰਦਰ ਚੱਡਾ; born 10 January 1960), OBE, is a British film director of Sikh Indian origin. Most of her films explore the lives of Indians living in the United Kingdom. She is best known for the hit films Bhaji on the Beach (1993), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004) and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008). Her most recent project is the comedy film It's a Wonderful Afterlife released on 21 April 2010.

Biography

D'abord reporter pour BBC Radio, Gurinder Chadha réalise ensuite plusieurs documentaires pour la BBC, pour lesquels elle a obtenu plusieurs prix. Elle fonde en 1990 sa propre société de production, Umbi Films.

Passée à la réalisation de fiction en 1993, c'est avec Joue-la comme Beckham qu'elle obtient le succès et une renommée internationale en 2002.

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Filmography of Gurinder Chadha (10 films)

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Actress

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, 1h35
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about animals, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Films about cats, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Teen movie
Actors Georgia Groome, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Karen Taylor, Alan Davies, Liam Hess
Rating63% 3.1520653.1520653.1520653.1520653.152065
Georgia Nicholson is a 14-year-old school girl who has many stresses in her life. She thinks her parents and little sister are embarrassing, that her nose is too big, and that she'll never get a boyfriend. She is also trying to plan her fifteenth birthday party, wanting it to be cool and trendy, which is not what her parents have in mind. On the last day before the new school year, she attends a fancy dress party dressed as a stuffed olive, "to be original", but gets laughed at by the other party-goers, most of all by Georgia's rival, "Slag" Lindsay - a pretty, blonde but spiteful girl in Georgia's year.
Bride & Prejudice, 1h51
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson, Anupam Kher, Naveen Andrews, Namrata Shirodkar, Sonali Kulkarni
Rating61% 3.052263.052263.052263.052263.05226
The plot is based on Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. Some character names remain the same, while others are changed slightly, using localized names with similar pronunciation (such as Lalita for Elizabeth).
The Stupids, 1h34
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna, Scott Kraft, Mark Metcalf
Roles Reporter #1
Rating42% 2.103322.103322.103322.103322.10332
Joan and Stanley Stupid are convinced they are victims of a conspiracy that steals their garbage every week and in an attempt to uncover this, Stanley follows the garbage truck to the city dump where he stumbles across Lieutenant Neidermeyer who is selling contraband weaponry to a group of terrorists. Neidermeyer believes Stanley to be a secret agent who has uncovered their operation and orders him to be assassinated, and after several attempts on his life result in humorous dispatching of his would be assassins, Stanley narrowly escapes a carbomb and is presumed dead by Neidermeyer.

Director

Viceroy's House
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Om Puri, Michael Gambon, Huma Qureshi, Manish Dayal
Rating66% 3.3480153.3480153.3480153.3480153.348015
About the inside life of the Viceroy's House in 1947 during the Partition of India.
It's a Wonderful Afterlife, 1h40
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Goldy Notay, Shabana Azmi, Sally Hawkins, Goldy Notay, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Zoë Wanamaker
Rating53% 2.652852.652852.652852.652852.65285
Mrs. Sethi (Shabana Azmi) is a widow living in Southall who wants to marry off her only daughter, for she is alone and unhappy. Her daughter, Roopi, (Goldy Notay) is a little plump and opinionated. Mrs. Sethi finds that all her matchmaking efforts are rudely rejected. She avenges this behaviour toward her daughter by murdering the failed dates using her culinary skills. A police hunt begins for a serial murderer using a killer curry.
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, 1h35
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about animals, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Films about cats, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Teen movie
Actors Georgia Groome, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Karen Taylor, Alan Davies, Liam Hess
Rating63% 3.1520653.1520653.1520653.1520653.152065
Georgia Nicholson is a 14-year-old school girl who has many stresses in her life. She thinks her parents and little sister are embarrassing, that her nose is too big, and that she'll never get a boyfriend. She is also trying to plan her fifteenth birthday party, wanting it to be cool and trendy, which is not what her parents have in mind. On the last day before the new school year, she attends a fancy dress party dressed as a stuffed olive, "to be original", but gets laughed at by the other party-goers, most of all by Georgia's rival, "Slag" Lindsay - a pretty, blonde but spiteful girl in Georgia's year.
The Mistress of Spices, 1h36
Directed by Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Aishwarya Rai, Dylan McDermott, Ayesha Dharker, Nitin Chandra Ganatra, Anupam Kher, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Rating55% 2.750782.750782.750782.750782.75078
Tilo (Aishwarya Rai), an immigrant from India, is a shopkeeper, an unusually strong clairvoyant, and a chosen Mistress of Spices. The Spices she gives to her customers help them to satisfy their certain needs and desires, such as "sandalwood to dispel painful memories; black cumin seed to protect against evil eye."
Bride & Prejudice, 1h51
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson, Anupam Kher, Naveen Andrews, Namrata Shirodkar, Sonali Kulkarni
Rating61% 3.052263.052263.052263.052263.05226
The plot is based on Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. Some character names remain the same, while others are changed slightly, using localized names with similar pronunciation (such as Lalita for Elizabeth).
Bend It Like Beckham, 1h52
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Feminist films, Films about immigration, Sports films, La précarité, Association football films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Parminder Nagra, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Keira Knightley, Archie Panjabi, Anupam Kher, Preeya Kalidas
Rating65% 3.297663.297663.297663.297663.29766
Jesminder "Jess" Bhamra is the 18-year-old daughter of Punjabi Sikh Indians from Hounslow in west London. Jess is infatuated with football but her parents have forbidden her to play because she is a girl. She plays in the park sometimes with her good friend Tony, and his buddies, where her skills draw the attention of Juliette "Jules" Paxton, who plays for the women's team of the local club, the fictional Hounslow Harriers. Their coach, Joe, is impressed with her play and puts her on the team. Jess pretends to have a job to play with the team and Jules and Jess become best friends, despite the fact that both are attracted to Joe. Jess enlists her sister Pinky to cover for her when the team travels to Germany for a big match, but everything unravels when Jules spies Joe and Jess almost kiss, causing a breach between them, and Jess's parents find out and forbid her to continue. Meanwhile, Jules's mother wrongly thinks Jules is a lesbian and the girls' spat is a lovers' quarrel. Jess's parents are confronted by a similar accusation before Jess reveals the truth about her attraction to Joe. While the elder Bhamras are distracted by the elaborate preparations for Pinky's upcoming wedding, Jess continues to play and the Hounslow Harriers make their way towards the top of the league. Joe encourages Jess to come clean with her parents and eventually approaches Mr. Bhamra to explain she has a chance to win a prestigious scholarship, but Mr. Bhamra refuses to believe it. Jess and Jules must sort their differences, make peace with their parents, and overcome cultural prejudice to win the league championship, and earn scholarships to Santa Clara University in California.
What's Cooking?, 1h49
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Cooking films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Joan Chen, Victor Rivers, Julianna Margulies, Douglas Spain
Rating70% 3.5454153.5454153.5454153.5454153.545415
On Thanksgiving day, four ethnically diverse families -- Vietnamese, Latino, Jewish, and African American — gather for the traditional meal. Each family has its own distinct way of cooking the traditional holiday meal and its own set of problems.
Bhaji on the Beach, 1h41
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Kim Vithana, Jimmi Harkishin, Akbar Kurtha, Shaheen Khan, Zohra Sehgal, Rudolph Walker
Rating64% 3.2412253.2412253.2412253.2412253.241225
A community group of British women (mostly Punjabis of various faiths) of all generations from Great Britain, take a group day out to the Blackpool Illuminations. The tensions of the generation gap torn between tradition and modernism as well as the personal upsets and issues of the women and girls come to boiling point as they spend the day out.

Scriptwriter

Viceroy's House
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Om Puri, Michael Gambon, Huma Qureshi, Manish Dayal
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3480153.3480153.3480153.3480153.348015
About the inside life of the Viceroy's House in 1947 during the Partition of India.
It's a Wonderful Afterlife, 1h40
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Goldy Notay, Shabana Azmi, Sally Hawkins, Goldy Notay, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Zoë Wanamaker
Rating53% 2.652852.652852.652852.652852.65285
Mrs. Sethi (Shabana Azmi) is a widow living in Southall who wants to marry off her only daughter, for she is alone and unhappy. Her daughter, Roopi, (Goldy Notay) is a little plump and opinionated. Mrs. Sethi finds that all her matchmaking efforts are rudely rejected. She avenges this behaviour toward her daughter by murdering the failed dates using her culinary skills. A police hunt begins for a serial murderer using a killer curry.
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, 1h35
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about animals, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Films about cats, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Teen movie
Actors Georgia Groome, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Karen Taylor, Alan Davies, Liam Hess
Rating63% 3.1520653.1520653.1520653.1520653.152065
Georgia Nicholson is a 14-year-old school girl who has many stresses in her life. She thinks her parents and little sister are embarrassing, that her nose is too big, and that she'll never get a boyfriend. She is also trying to plan her fifteenth birthday party, wanting it to be cool and trendy, which is not what her parents have in mind. On the last day before the new school year, she attends a fancy dress party dressed as a stuffed olive, "to be original", but gets laughed at by the other party-goers, most of all by Georgia's rival, "Slag" Lindsay - a pretty, blonde but spiteful girl in Georgia's year.