I am Priya, a filmmaker by training and entrepreneur by choice. 🙌
Last year, I created an AI-driven app @Mumkinpp, and co-founded a social entrepreneurship, to build technology for survivors of gender-based violence and LGBTQI+
What else? In 2015, I co-founded an international non-profit, Sahiyo, working to build dialogue, education and awareness on Female Genital Cutting (FGC) in India and other parts of the world, along with four other co-founders. We have a large team (60+ people and growing from all over the world, and two branches in 🇮🇳 and 🇺🇸 .
My documentary ‘A Pinch of Skin’ is the recipient of the 60th National Film Award of India. and has screened worldwide. I perceive my work as conversations and believe in the power of media, advocacy, and storytelling to initiate dialogue, the first and most important step for change.
60th National Film Award of India, 2013
The national award was given by the President of India for being the first documentary to uncover the prevalence of Female Genital Cutting in India in 2011.A PINCH OF SKIN
German Chancellor Fellowship for Young Leaders, 2018-19
The fellowship enabled independent research-driven outcomes in Germany for a two-year-long stay and process of learning with other fellows.Alexander Von Humboldt Stiftung, Germany
Eyeka Award, for best Public Service Advertisement
My ad and concept on empowering women with well-lit streets for safer commute won the best PSA Award and was bought by Philips, Singapore.BRAND PHILIPS SINGAPORE