Namrata studied Information Technology and worked as an IT programmer before realizing that she’s in the wrong profession. She quit and joined a graphic design studio, where she was office manager and closet copywriter. A lucky break in NDTV gave her a chance to work on ‘Gustaakhi Maaf, the puppet satire show for almost a year. An even luckier break took her to Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata where she studied Editing (and Bengali) for three and a half years.
2005 onwards, she edited several international creative documentaries for channels like YLE Finland, ZDF Arte, NHK etc. Some of these films like I’m the Very Beautiful, Baba Black Beard, Three Blind Men, An Actor Prepares have traveled to festivals like Berlinale, Cinema du Reel, London International Film Festival and MIFF.
She directed her first documentary last year called “Dahleez Paar” which was commissioned by NHK, Japan.
Her first feature film as editor was Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, followed by Ishqiya and Love Sex aur Dhokha.
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