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Rohena Gera, born in 1973, is an Indian director, screenwriter and producer.

Rohena Gera
EducationStanford University, Sarah Lawrence College
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, producer
Notable work
What's Love Got to Do with It ? (2013)



Rohena Gera studied at Stanford University and Sarah Lawrence College. She works as a scriptwriter for Indian cinema. She also engages in non-profit campaigns to defend peace and equality.[1]


In 2003, Rohena Gera made her screenwriting debut for the first season of the Indian comedy-drama television series Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin on Sony Entertainment Television.[2]

In 2003 she independently produced the public service advert featuring 16 icons including Zakir Husain, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Aamir Khan, Ashutosh Gowariker, and M.F. Husain, all coming together to say "Stop the hatred" and to fight hate propaganda after the Gujarat riots.

In 2013, Rohena Gera wrote and directed her first documentary What's Love Got to Do with It? The film shows a funny representation of urban and privileged Indians who reconcile with expectations about love, marriage, happiness and tradition.[3] The story mixes the stories of eight unlikely candidates who are each in line for an arranged marriage, playing with the rules that often reinforce the status quo of class, caste and gender. The director takes an intimate look at the human quest for love and happiness, capturing social obligations or pressures within the Indian family. The documentary is selected at the Mumbai Film Festival.[4][5]

Rohena Gera presents her film Sir (Monsieur) during the Cannes Film Festival 2018, in the selection of La Semaine de la Critique.[6] While Ratna is working as a servant in the luxurious house of Ashwin, the son of a wealthy family from Bombay, she observes the drift of this lost man in a seemingly perfect life.[7][8][9] Two opposing worlds will have to live together.[10] The film is supported by the Gan Foundation for Cinema, whose Broadcast Award supports the first works of young filmmakers.[11]



  • 2013 : What's Love Got to Do with It ?
  • 2018 : Sir


  • 2003 : Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin (season 1)
  • 2003 : Kuch Naa Kaho de Rohan Sippy
  • 2008 : Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic de Kunal Kohli
  • 2013 : What's Love Got to Do with It ?
  • 2018 : Sir


  1. ^ "Rohena Gera | Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes". Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes (in French). Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  2. ^ Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, Samir Soni, Nitin Arora, Aman Verma, retrieved 2018-05-28
  3. ^ Joshi, Namrata (4 May 2018). "Rohena Gera's 'Sir' competes at La Semaine de la Critique". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  4. ^ "Whats love got to do with it? A witty documentary on marriages in India". The News Minute. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  5. ^ "Modern Indian Marriage: What's Love Got to Do With It?". NBC News. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  6. ^ "Cannes 2018 : " Monsieur ", une attirance à huis clos". Le (in French). Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  7. ^ Blyth, Antonia (16 May 2018). "'Sir' Director Rohena Gera on Pushing Boundaries As A Female Filmmaker: "I've Had To Work Very Independently" – Cannes Studio". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  8. ^ Barraclough, Leo (10 May 2018). "Cannes: Watch Exclusive Clip From Camera D'Or Contender 'Sir'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  9. ^ "Cannes 2018 : la Semaine de la critique couronne " Diamantino "". Le (in French). Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  10. ^ "Festival de Cannes. La veuve et le millionnaire". L'Humanité (in French). 15 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  11. ^ "Prix à la Diffusion pour SIR de Rohena Gera! – Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma". Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma (in French). 18 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-28.


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