Barnali Ray Shukla is a filmmaker and a writer. Starting off as a cell-biologist specializing in plant tissue culture and a topper of the Delhi University both at graduate and post graduate level, Barnali soon turned towards film-making. Over the years, she has worked with Ram Gopal Varma, Sudhir Mishra and Ekta Kapoor. Her first feature- film as a writer-director Kucch Luv Jaisaa, was released in May 2011. Apart from story and scriptwriting, she also writes poetry and was published in Kitaab last July.
The Big-bridge webzine has just published her poem this August.
Her first short story has been published online, titled , SUZANNA ROGER .
In two consecutive years, 2013 and 2014 her scripts were long-listed for the SUNDANCE-Mahindra Script Lab, one of which she will be making as a feature film in Bengali.
She has completed her first documentary film ‘LIQUID BORDERS’, with the Films Division. It is now an official selection at the International Peace/Film Festival at Orlando, Florida, where it will premiere in the USA.
She has started shooting her next documentary film.
She likes to describe herself as a ‘mutant poet’ and when she is not doing any of the above, she goes off to climb mountains .