Mini Biography : Kalpana Lazmi (born 1954) is an Indian film director, producer and writer. She is considered to be an Art Film director,
working more on realistic cinema, also known as Parallel Cinema. Her films are often woman-oriented films.
Lazmi debuted as a director with the Documentary film D.G. Movie Pioneer in 1978 and went on to direct more Documentaries
like A Work Study in Tea Plucking (1979) and Along the Brahmaputra (1981). She debuted as a film director in 1986 with Ek Pal
(One minute), starring Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah. She produced the film, took part in the film writing and had
written the screenplay for the film along with Gulzar. Lazmi was appreciated for her Hindi directional debut.