Sharmila Chauhan

Screenwriter, playwright and prose writer, Sharmila’s work is often a transgressive meditation on love, sex and the diasporic experience. Her plays including The Husbands, Born Again/Purnajanam and 10 Women all place women centre stage and explore power and femininity. Sharmila has had two short films (Girl Like You, Oysters) produced and written two features. Her debut feature, Mother Land, is currently being developed by Cinestan International and was long-listed for the Sundance Writers’ Lab.  Shortlisted for the Asian New Writer award (2009 and 2012), Sharmila’s short stories have been published. She is currently working on her novel Seven Mirrors. She lives in London with her husband, children and cat Tashi.


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