Nisha Pahuja

Nisha Pahuja

Program Completed at the CFC

NFB/CFC Creative Doc Lab

Completion Year


Current Information


Nisha Pahuja is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in Toronto and Bombay. Her credits include Diamond Road (2007 Gemini Award for Best Documentary Series) Bollywood Bound (2001 Gemini nominee), and the multi award-winning The World BeforeHer (TIFF Canada Top Ten 2012; Best Documentary Feature, 2012 Tribeca Film Festival; Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2012; Sundance Film Forward 2014), a film about women's rights in India, which has screened at more than 130 film festivals worldwide, became the highest grossing documentary to release in India and was called the most important Indian film of 2014 by many Indian critics. Pahuja’s short film for Global News’ 16x9 on the Delhi Gang rape, “Indian Bus Outrage,” was the recipient of Amnesty International Canada’s 2014 Media Awards for Audio/Video Award – Short Form. Most recently, she was invited to be a Resident Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre where she began developing her long-term project, a series on global fundamentalisms.