Nisha Ganatra

Writer / Director / Producer

NISHA GANATRA is a Golden Globe winner and an Emmy nominee for her work as the Director/Producer for Transparent. Recently she directed The High Note for Working Title and Focus Features starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Ice Cube, June Diane Raphael, Dakota Johnson and Kelvin Harrison Jr. For her advertising work, she earned a Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Film Craft: Directing, and The One Show named her the #1 global director for her work on Bodyform's award-winning #wombstories.


Before The High Note, Nisha’s previous film, Late Night, starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, premiered at Sundance. It sold to Amazon in a record-breaking deal and garnered the highest streaming numbers of the year.

Nisha’s acclaimed début feature, Chutney Popcorn with Jill Hennessy and Sakina Jaffrey, won Audience Awards at the Berlin International Film Festival, Newport Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles and many more. Her sophomore feature, Cosmopolitan, starring Carol Kane and Roshan Seth, premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival.


In addition to her award winning work on Transparent, Nisha directed Liz Sarnoff’s pilot, Highland and sold a drama project to ABC and a comedy pilot to NBC with Amy Poehler producing. She was the Co-Executive Producer/Director for Better Things with Pamela Adlon and the Co-Executive Producer/Director on You Me Her. She also created Code Academy for the ITVS/PBS series Futurestates. Nisha has directed episodes of Girls, Dear White People, Future Man, Mr. Robot, Shameless, Married, Brooklyn 9-9, Last Man On Earth, Love, and Black Monday.

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