Rajinder Kochar

Position: Senior Lecturer

Department: Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)

About me

Rajinder is a writer/director and part-time senior lecturer at the University of the West of England and is based in London & Bristol.

For many years she worked with Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) and acted in Gurinder’s first feature film ‘Bhaji On The Beach’. She went on to assist the director on ‘Bride and Prejudice’ and then worked as a talent scout and development executive, searching out BAME/BPOC writers for Bend It Films.

After graduating from the National Film & TV School, Rajinder worked as a reader for C4 Films and UK Film Council, assisting both the Head of Development and Head of New Cinema Fund. Rajinder has also worked at Scala productions for the late Nik Powell.

She was a production executive for The Bureau on C4’s Cinema Extreme slate, which launched the careers of Duane Hopkins, Jens Jonsson and Andrea Arnold and also has experience in business development in India for Stink.co, connecting Indian talent to work on UK branded content.