Anusha Rizvi is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Formerly a journalist, Anusha's directorial debut, Peepli Live, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2010 in the World Competition Section. It was the first Indian film to be accepted in the 25 years of the festival’s existence. The film also won the Best First Film Award at the Durban film festival and the Gollapudi Srinivas Award. The film was later nominated as India's official entry to the 83rd Academy awards. She also directed a National Geographic documentary Hijack IC-814 and two BBC documentaries Amul and Khadi. Anusha is currently developing a series for leading Indian platform, Hotstar.