Gauri Adelkar is a screenwriter & director based in Los Angeles.


Born and raised in Mumbai, Adelkar moved to Boston to study engineering. She worked in the software industry before moving to New York to pursue her MFA in screenwriting & directing at Columbia University where she was the 2018 recipient of the Breaking Barriers Award for Female Directors.


In 2020, Adelkar was the only participant selected by FILM INDEPENDENT as a Writer/Director Project Involve fellow and was a finalist for the TRIBECA THROUGH HER LENS program. 

Her film ‘THE LITTLE GODDESS’ was shortlisted for the 2019 BAFTA student film awards and won the Breaking Boundaries Prize at the Academy Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival. Adelkar's work has screened globally at venues such as the Hamptons International Film Festival, Athens International Video & Film Festival, New York Women in Film & Television Immigrant Series amongst others. Her debut short - The Theft – won several awards including Best Director at the Boston International Film Festival. In 2017, 'ADRIFT' a short she co-wrote won the #NewView film competition organized by Glamor Magazine and the GirlGaze project.

Adelkar recently completed production on her film starring Kalieaswari Srinivasan ('DHEEPAN’, 2015 Cannes Palme d'Or).