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Netflix brings together 15 incredible women creators and talent this International Women’s Day



Mumbai, March 8, 2020: Celebrating diverse voices in storytelling, Netflix brought together 15 inspiring women creators and actors for International Women’s Day. The image, featuring a cross section of participants, includes women across different entertainment formats – films, series, and comedy.

Curated for International Women’s Day, whose official theme this year is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”, this image celebrates women, and the inspiring stories they tell which start important, and often hard, conversations that help to challenge the way we see the world.

Featured in the Netflix #NOW स्त्रीMING (Streeming) family photo:

  1. AADITI POHANKAR, Actor, She (series)
  2. AKANSHA RANJAN KAPOOR, Actor, Guilty (film)
  3. ANVITA DUTT, Writer – Director, Bulbbul (film)
  4. KANEEZ SURKA, Comedian, Ladies Up (stand up special)
  5. MANISHA KOIRALA, Actor, Maska (film)
  6. NIKITA DUTTA, Actor, Maska (film)
  7. NIVEDITHA PRAKASAM, Comedian, Ladies Up (stand up special)
  8. PRASHASTI SINGH, Comedian, Ladies Up (stand up special)
  9. RUCHI NARAIN, Director, Guilty (film)
  10. SAIYAMI KHER, Actor, Choked (film)
  11. SEHER LATIF, Producer, Maska (film)
  12. SHIRLEY SETIA, Actor, Maska (film)
  13. SHIVANI SARAN, Producer, Maska (film)
  14. SOONI TARAPOREVALA, Writer – Director, Yeh Ballet (film)
  15. SUPRIYA JOSHI, Comedian, Ladies Up (stand up special)

Netflix continues to invest in developing the talent pipeline both in front of and behind the camera. The streaming service is working with 8 women first time directors, producers or writers on its film slate in India in 2020. 60 percent of Netflix (India) series and films have a woman character who are either central to the story or helmed by women.

Earlier this week, Netflix and UN Women launched “Because She Watched” – a special Netflix collection of series, documentaries, and films to celebrate International Women’s Day. The collection,  available all year on Netflix, is curated by 55 female creators from behind and in front of the camera – including Shefali Shah, Kiara Advani, Mithila Palkar Salma Hayek, Millie Bobby Brown, Lana Condor, and Ava DuVernay. The collection is available at – or by searching “Because She Watched” on Netflix.