Smriti Mundhra

Producer / Director
Al Jazeera / Meralta Films
Smriti Mundhra is an award-winning filmmaker who has been working in the film and television industry for over fifteen years. Her latest film, the documentary A Suitable Girl, world premiered in the documentary competition section of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews

to rave reviews from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, New York Magazine and was awarded the Albert Maysles Best Documentary Director prize at the festival.


Prior to A Suitable Girl, Smriti produced Bomb the System, a 2004 Independent Spirit Award nominee for Best First Feature, and the SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film Waterborne. She also co-produced Punching at the Sun, an official selection of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, as well as over one dozen award-winning short films, including the 2010 Sundance Film Festival official selection and Women In Film award winner “New Media.” She has written, directed and produced both short- and long-form documentary work for BET, Al Jazeera English and other organizations. Her work has been supported by the Tribeca Film Institute, Film Independent, Women In Film, ITVS, and the International Documentary Association among other esteemed organizations.


Smriti’s writing has appeared in Filmmaker Magazine, Latina, the New York Daily News, Esquire and Vogue India. She is a regular culture contributor to BET.com and Cassius, writing about the intersection of race, feminism, social justice, and pop culture.


Smriti holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, screenwriter Christian Magalhães, and their daughter Isabel.