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Nisha Ganatra is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Canadienne born on 25 june 1974 at Vancouver (Canada)

Nisha Ganatra

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Nationality Canada
Birth 25 june 1974 (49 years) at Vancouver (Canada)

Nisha Ganatra (born in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian film director, film producer, writer and actress of Indian ancestry. She is most well known for her acclaimed films Chutney Popcorn and Cosmopolitan, and for directing three of the ten episodes of the Golden Globe–winning TV series Transparent.

Biography

Ganatra graduated from the New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts. She is openly lesbian.

Usually with

Ajay Mehta
Ajay Mehta
(1 films)
Cara Buono
Cara Buono
(1 films)
Jill Hennessy
Jill Hennessy
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nisha Ganatra (7 films)

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Actress

Chutney Popcorn, 1h32
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Homoparentalité, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Nisha Ganatra, Jill Hennessy, Sakina Jaffrey, Madhur Jaffrey, Nick Chinlund, Cara Buono
Roles Reena
Rating57% 2.89872.89872.89872.89872.8987
Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her relationship with their mother, who disapproves of Reena's sexual orientation. Sarita and her husband accept Reena's offer but Sarita begins to have second thoughts. After Reena becomes pregnant, her relationship with her girlfriend Lisa suffers. When the baby is born, Reena and Lisa are reunited, as are Reena's family.

Director

Late Night
Late Night (2019)
, 1h42
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Emma Thompson, John Lithgow, Mindy Kaling, Reid Scott, Hugh Dancy, Denis O'Hare
Rating64% 3.2489753.2489753.2489753.2489753.248975
Une célèbre présentatrice de Late show sur le déclin est contrainte d’embaucher une femme d’origine indienne, Molly, au sein de son équipe d’auteurs. Ces deux femmes que tout oppose, leur culture et leur génération, vont faire des étincelles et revitaliser l’émission.
The Hunters, 1h20
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Adventure
Actors Robbie Amell, Alexa Vega, Victor Garber, Michelle Forbes, Dan Payne, Kira Clavell
Rating49% 2.4776352.4776352.4776352.4776352.477635
Carter (Dan Payne) and Jordyn Flynn (Michelle Forbes) aren't the average mother and father. For them, a typical workday can take place anywhere in the world, raiding ornate museums and evading pursuing authorities as Hunters, protectors of powerful fairytale artifacts that are anything but make-believe. While the Flynns’ take their jobs seriously, they're just as concerned about the welfare of their two sons, 21-year-old Paxton (Robbie Amell) and 16-year-old Tripp (Keenan Tracey), who are unaware of their parents' true line of work.
Will You Merry Me?, 1h28
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Wendie Malick, Cynthia Stevenson, Tommy Lioutas, Patrick McKenna, Reagan Pasternak, John Paul Ruttan
Rating56% 2.8011752.8011752.8011752.8011752.801175
The Fines must survive Christmas with the Kringles. Rebbecca, Jewish, and her fiancé Henry, Christian, must get to know their in-laws, put up with fighting parents, and survey their family's traditions as they prepare to share a life together.
Cake
Cake (2005)
, 1h34
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Heather Graham, David Sutcliffe, Sandra Oh, Cheryl Hines, Bruce Gray, Keram Malicki-Sánchez
Rating49% 2.451672.451672.451672.451672.45167
The picture follows the life of Pippa McGee (Heather Graham) as she takes that giant step between 29 and 30 that involves growing up, becoming responsible and discovering true love.
Cosmopolitan, 55minutes
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Roshan Seth, Carol Kane, Madhur Jaffrey, Purva Bedi, Kal Penn, Stephen Barker Turner
Rating73% 3.6764153.6764153.6764153.6764153.676415
In an American suburb in Northern New Jersey, conservative, middle-aged Indian immigrant Gopal, a telephone-company engineer who has taken early retirement, is celebrating Diwali in November with his wife and grown daughter. His daughter suddenly tells him that she is leaving indefinitely to teach English in Mongolia with her German boyfriend. As Gopal recovers from this shock and tries to talk her out of it, largely on the grounds that she will be living in sin in his eyes, his wife Madhu announces that she is leaving him as well, and is taking up the spiritual life in an ashram in India.
Chutney Popcorn, 1h32
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Homoparentalité, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Nisha Ganatra, Jill Hennessy, Sakina Jaffrey, Madhur Jaffrey, Nick Chinlund, Cara Buono
Rating57% 2.89872.89872.89872.89872.8987
Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her relationship with their mother, who disapproves of Reena's sexual orientation. Sarita and her husband accept Reena's offer but Sarita begins to have second thoughts. After Reena becomes pregnant, her relationship with her girlfriend Lisa suffers. When the baby is born, Reena and Lisa are reunited, as are Reena's family.

Scriptwriter

The Cheetah Girls: One World, 1h24
Directed by Paul Hoen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Téléfilm musical, Children's films
Actors Adrienne Houghton, Sabrina Bryan, Kiely Williams, Roshan Seth, Michael Steger, Rupak Ginn
Rating46% 2.348492.348492.348492.348492.34849
With Galleria at the University of Cambridge in England, Chanel (Adrienne Bailon), Dorinda (Sabrina Bryan), and Aqua (Kiely Williams) are cast in the lavish new Bollywood movie "Namaste Bombay". The Cheetah Girls travel across the globe to India. There, they meet Rahim (Rupak Ginn), the man cast as the lead, whom they realize is attractive, yet somewhat clumsy. After meeting the movie's choreographer, Gita (Deepti Daryanani), a dance battle erupts between themselves and Gita with her backup dancers. They subsequently discover that the musical's director, Vikram "Vik" (Michael Steger), must choose only one Cheetah for the role as the budget is only enough for one star.
Chutney Popcorn, 1h32
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Homoparentalité, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Nisha Ganatra, Jill Hennessy, Sakina Jaffrey, Madhur Jaffrey, Nick Chinlund, Cara Buono
Rating57% 2.89872.89872.89872.89872.8987
Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her relationship with their mother, who disapproves of Reena's sexual orientation. Sarita and her husband accept Reena's offer but Sarita begins to have second thoughts. After Reena becomes pregnant, her relationship with her girlfriend Lisa suffers. When the baby is born, Reena and Lisa are reunited, as are Reena's family.

Production

Chutney Popcorn, 1h32
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Homoparentalité, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Nisha Ganatra, Jill Hennessy, Sakina Jaffrey, Madhur Jaffrey, Nick Chinlund, Cara Buono
Roles Producer
Rating57% 2.89872.89872.89872.89872.8987
Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her relationship with their mother, who disapproves of Reena's sexual orientation. Sarita and her husband accept Reena's offer but Sarita begins to have second thoughts. After Reena becomes pregnant, her relationship with her girlfriend Lisa suffers. When the baby is born, Reena and Lisa are reunited, as are Reena's family.