Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, a producer, director & actor with over 60 theatre, film & TV credits domestically and internationally is the recipient of numerous awards including: the inaugural H.E.R. Award, the 2021 International LAADLI Media Award, & the Karmaveer Puraskar. She has completed a prestigious directing course from Yale. In 2007 Femina voted her one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in India. Zerbanoo Gifford included her in her book about the 101 Most Inspirational Women in the World. Nineteen years ago she brought The Vagina Monologues to India, still running to full houses, and completely changed the theatrical and cultural landscape.