(Last Updated on : 27/07/2015)
Sonali Gulati is an Indian independent filmmaker who is known for films like I Am, 24 Frames per Day, Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night etc. Several of her short films have been screened at over three hundred film festivals
worldwide. She is also a feminist, grass-roots activist, and an educator. Gulati also serves as an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Photography and Film.
Early Life of Sonali Gulati
She was born in New Delhi
, India. She received her MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple
University. She received her BA in Critical Social Thought from Mount Holyoke College.
Career of Sonali Gulati
Gulati made her first film in the year 1999 titled Sum Total. In the following year she made Barefeet. Her next ventures were Name I Call Myself in 2001 and Where is there Room? in 2002. She made a documentary titled Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night in 2005 which went on to bag several awards. The film, which explores business process outsourcing in India, was broadcast on television in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, The Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.
In 2008 she made 24 Frames per Day. In 2011 she made I AM which went on to bag 13 awards. The film continues to exhibit extensively in the film festival circuit. Many of her films were screened at various prestigious venues such as the Hirshhorn Museum, the Museum
of Fine Arts in Boston and the National Museum
of Women in the Arts, and at film festivals such as the Margaret Mead Film Festival, the Black Maria Film Festival and the Slamdance Film Festival.
Personal Life of Sonali Gulati
She has a partner with whom she raises her son.
Achievements of Sonali Gulati
Gulati has bagged awards, grants, and fellowships from the Third Wave Foundation, World Studio Foundation, the Robert Giard Memorial Fellowship, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship.
She won the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), and VCU School of the Arts Faculty Award of Excellence.
She also bagged a grant from the Creative Capital Foundation.