Farrukh Dhondy

Farrukh Dhondy

Farrukh Dhondy is a multi award winning and acclaimed Screenwriter, Playwright, Author, Columnist and Poet.

He was also Commissioning Editor for Multi Cultural Programming for Channel 4 between 1984 and 1997.

Dhondy was lauded in the respected political magazine The New Internationalist, in its prestigious 'final page' which led to the resurgence of his lifelong campaign to recruit more BME talent at the BBC, with an article subsequently printed in the New Statesman (covered in The Voice newspaper).

He is renowned for his screenplay Bandit Queen, 1994 film based on his late wife Mala Sen's book India's Bandit Queen: The True Story of Phoolan Devi (1993).