In today’s Bollywood female filmmakers are known to be in par with their male counterparts, and have successfully carved their own recognition with meaningful cinema. But there were days when it was said to be a male dominated industry, especially directing. Women were on the silver screen just to add glamour. Names like Deepa Mehta, Mira Nair, who have made a niche for themselves in the west, and many others have delivered beautiful and entertaining films in Bollywood as well. Here we present a list of women filmmakers who redefined cinema.