An award-winning director and a brown woman, who also identifies as gender-neutral, Dhruti Rathod was born and raised in India.
A media and communications graduate, she is a filmmaker specializing in documentary storytelling. Dhruti started her full-time documentary filmmaking journey after realizing the impact a personal story leaves on oneself and how cinema plays an imperative role in shaping our society. Having studied a wide array of subjects that includes sociology, psychology, art, music, theatre, gender, marketing, advertising, and management amongst many others, she is well-equipped to be critical of her work and that of others around. She is passionate about telling stories that question stereotypes and offer narratives of people who are usually ignored by society.