Nisha Pahuja, Independent Documentary Filmmaker

Nisha Pahuja, Independent Documentary Filmmaker

Nisha Pahuja is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in Toronto. Her credits include the series Diamond Road (2008 Gemini Award for Best Documentary Series), Bollywood Bound (2002 Gemini Award nominee) and the multi-award-winning The World Before Her (2012; Best Documentary Feature, Jury Award Winner, Tribeca Film Festival; Best Canadian Documentary, Hot Docs Film Festival; TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten; Best Documentary nominee, Canadian Screen Awards; Vancouver Film Critics Association Best Canadian Documentary; Sundance Film Forward Program 2014). Her short film about the Delhi gang rape, made for Global News’ 16×9, was the recipient of an Amnesty International media award for Canadian journalism in 2015.

Nisha was invited to be a Resident Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in 2014 and was on their arts selection panel from 2016 to 2020. Her latest film, To Kill a Tiger, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September where it won the Amplify Voices award for Best Canadian Feature film. On the heels of the premiere it also won the Inspiring Voices and Perspectives Feature Film Award at the Sudbury International Film Festival. To Kill a Tiger is co-produced by Notice Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada and Executive Produced by Andy Cohen, Drew Dragoumis and Dr. Atul Gawande.

Nisha is also the executive producer of 14 & Muslim (2018) and #BLESSED (2020), a feature documentary on the rise of Christian evangelicalism in Toronto. Her next project. Send Us Your Brother, is a look at masculinity in India.