Arunaraje Patil is a writer, editor, critically acclaimed award-winning film-maker and producer. She is the author of the book Freedom: My Story. She was the first female technician to be trained at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) forty-nine years ago. Many of her features and documentaries have won laurels including National Awards for her role as both a director and a producer. She is a feminist with a unique voice.
Her feature films include Shaque, Gehrayee, Situm, Rihaee, Bhairavi, Keh Do Na and Tum. Many of her films have strong women-centric themes.