Anupama Chopra is a film critic, author and director of the Mumbai Film Festival. She is also the founder and editor of the digital platform Film Companion, which offers a curated look at cinema, and the film critic for Hindustan Times. She has written about the Hindi film industry since 1993 and has explored cinema in several mediums – print, television and digital. From 2012 to 2014, she anchored ‘The Front Row’ on Star World and, in 2014, appeared in a Hindi show called ‘Star Verdict’ on Star Plus. Her work has been published extensively in India Today, India’s largest English language magazine. She has also written about Bollywood for various international publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Variety and Sight & Sound and is currently a contributing editor to Vogue (India). She has written several books on cinema. Her latest book The Front Row: Conversations on Cinema published by Harper Collins is a collection of her televised interviews with both Bollywood and Hollywood personalities.
Among her other books are 100 Films To See Before You Die, a list of some of the greatest films in Indian and world cinema; Freeze Frame, a book of conversations with actors, directors, writers and producers conducted between 2007 and 2011; and King Of Bollywood – Shah Rukh Khan And The Seductive World Of Indian Cinema, a biography of the Indian megastar.