Rachna is a British director working across genres, tackling complex themes through personal stories.
She is currently developing her first feature film, Fanatic, with BFI / BBC Films alongside a broader slate of feature film and television projects. This year, Rachna directed two hour-long episodes of Channel 4’s award-winning show Ackley Bridge, produced by The Forge, which will broadcast this summer and is now in post-production on Mr Whippy for BBC Films. Previous TV drama credits include three films for BBC4’s award-winning series Snatches, and Playing Ball for BBC3/iPlayer. Her Channel 4-supported short film, Our Lad, was selected for a number of international film festivals including London, Seattle and Raindance. She has been selected for numerous emerging talent schemes including BFI NET.WORK @ LFF. In 2015, she was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow and featured on the BBC New Talent Hotlist in 2017.
Rachna previously directed award-winning online programmes for Channel 4 and BBC before becoming Executive Producer / Director at Google Creative Lab Europe where she worked on major advertising campaigns.