Sharmila Chauhan

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Sharmila is a screenwriter, playwright and prose writer. Her work is often a transgressive meditation on love, sex and an exploration of the diasporic experience. She is particularly interested in the intersection of sex, power and gender.

She has had two short films produced (Film London) and her feature Mother Land is currently being developed by Cinestan International and was long-listed for the Sundance Writers’ Lab.

Her plays include The Husbands (an exploration of polyandry and matriarchy in India) which toured nationally and completed its run at London’s Soho Theatre (Kali and Pentabus Theatre), Born Again/Purnajanam (exploring class, religion and female power) which toured at Southwark Playhouse and Kali Theatre, Jan 2012, as well as 10 Women (body image and women, with Bethan Dear at Avignon Festival, France, 2014).

Shortlisted for the Asian New Writer award (2009 and 2012), Sharmila’s short stories have been published widely in print and online.

Currently Working On

  • Sharmila is currently working on a number of exciting projects