|Occupation Director, Editor|
Name Aruna Raje
|Role Film director|
Ex-spouse Vikas Desai
|Born 1946Pune, India|
Movies Tum – A Dangerous Obsession, Rihaee, Gehrayee, Shaque, Red Alert: The War Within
Similar People Natanya Singh, Karan Nath, Deepti Daryanani, Vinod Khanna, Mohan Agashe
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Aruna Raje (born 1946) is an Indian film director and editor known for her feminist works in Hindi cinema.
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- Early life
- Education and career
- Personal life
Aruna Raje was born in 1946 in Pune, India.
Education and career
Aruna enrolled initially at Grant Medical College in Pune to study medicine but later quit to join the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). She passed out of FTII with a gold medal in 1969 becoming the first trained woman technician in the industry.
At the beginning of her career Aruna Raje worked jointly with her ex-husband Vikas Desai in the name of Aruna-Vikas. She co-edited acclaimed films like Giddh and Masoom. The duo later took to direction making films like Shaque, Gehrayee and Sitam. After separating from her husband she began independent film-direction, making hard hitting feminist movies.
She has also made national award winning documentaries on the well-known classical dancer Mallika Sarabhai and special children, The New Paradigm.
Aruna was married to Vikas Desai. They had a son and a daughter. The daughter died. The couple later divorced.