Nisha Ganatra

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25 June 1974 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Nisha Ganatra was born in Vancouver, Canada, and raised in California in a traditional household. Her father is an engineer, her mother a nurse; her parents immigrated to North America in the 1960s. Ganatra and her younger brother were expected, in typical Indian immigrant terms, to go to a medical or an engineering school. Instead, she went to film school.Ganatra is a graduate of the prestigious New York University (NYU) film school, where she studied with Martin Scorcese, Barbara Kopple, and Spike Lee. Chutney Popcorn (1999) was her feature film debut.