About Us

Our mission is to discover, empower and amplify ground breaking narratives that disrupt the status quo.

Indian Women Rising | A Cinema Collective endeavours to bring forth the unseen and unheard stories in the most democratic way – of, by and for women.

With an intention to lift a new community of imperative women writers in India, we believe that when one woman shines, she opens the door for many more! We live by the motto – “You shine, we shine.”

We have come together with a sole purpose to shift the spotlight on female creators and shine the light so hard that it is difficult to ignore our stories, because content is Queen!

Let’s rise, together!

Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh

Mrs. Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh is the Creative Producer and Executive Vice President at Balaji Motion Pictures. In her career spanning almost a decade at Balaji Telefilms, Ruchikaa has successfully dabbled across Marketing, Branding and the Creative departments. Her repertoire includes a list of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films produced under the prestigious banner.

Her passion for movies and her drive to come up with unconventional and clutter breaking content has etched Balaji Motion Pictures as one of the leading production houses on the map of entertainment.
As Marketing and Branding Head, Ruchikaa Kapoor spearheaded campaigns for films like Lipstick Under My Burkha, Udta Punjab, Ek Villain among many others. Each campaign went onto becoming a revolution in itself. As Creative Producer, she has spearheaded films like DreamGirl, Veere Di Wedding, Judgementall Hai Kya, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare among others.

Telling path breaking stories, allying with new talent and giving radical ideas a commercial window has been the centre piece of her journey so far.