BirthdaySpecial: Tahira Kashyap Khurrana became the epitome of women’s empowerment 10 times


She has carved her place as an influential writer and filmmaker with books and films that not only entertain but also subtly reflect on the power of femininity. Constantly striving to create an encouraging and empowering atmosphere for women across the country, Tahira has consistently inspired society with her words and actions.

On her birthday today, we take a look at some of the most notable moves by the writer and filmmaker who set a precedent for millions.


In her directorial debut, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana presents a powerful story that explores class boundaries through a compelling story of two young girls.

Opening up about her cancer battle:

In a heartfelt post, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana proudly displayed her badge of honor and let the world know about her cancer detection and treatment. Intending to raise awareness and embrace our health fears without stigma, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana chose a transparent mode through her treatment to encourage millions of others.

Unabashedly flaunted her bold gaze:

Tahira Kashyap Khurrana not only made a bold statement by posting a picture showing off her cancer treatment scar, but also showed off her bald look. The writer-filmmaker also made an inspirational move by walking the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week like a total badass.


Tahira Kashyap Khurrana’s second film, Pinni, subtly reflected society’s gender divide and apparent ignorance of women’s individuality. Tahira’s short film, which weaves a compelling story, won hearts in all circles.

12 commandments of womanhood:

The epitome of unabashed, quirky acceptance of femininity, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana became a bestselling author with her book The 12 Commandments of Being a Woman. The book hits a nerve with women everywhere and presents an unfiltered, real and understandable aspect of being a woman.

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Indian Women’s Rebellion:

Appalled by the worryingly low number of women filmmakers in the country, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana teamed up with Ekta Kapoor and Guneet Monga to launch a Cinema Collective – Indian Women Rising – to shine a spotlight on Indian women filmmakers around the world. Under the initiative of the collective, Bittu even pioneered the race for the Oscars.

Embracing our bodies and vouching for self-love:

Tahira Kashyap Khurrana uses social media as a medium to stimulate thought and inspire people and has consistently presented inspiring ideologies that resonate with her followers. Struck by a picture of Kendall Jenner, Tahira examined her body and shared a self-love post that drew netizens’ attention and praise.

7 sins of being a mother:

Last year, Tahira caused a stir with her latest book, The 7 Sins of Motherhood, which explores the diverse aspects of motherhood without the stigma. With countless relatable scenarios that are often hushed up or swept under the rug, Tahira once again won the hearts of her audience.

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Be Selfish Selfless:

Tahira Kashyap Khurrana started a new trend on Instagram and launched #WomensWednesday to offer her wisdom through her posts. In her first post, Tahira preached being selfish and unselfish and urged women to be considerate of themselves and then others.

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Redefining beauty standards:

Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, who advocates that everyone is beautiful in their own skin, charts her journey through the various hair transformations of her cancer treatment in her latest post. Meaning beauty doesn’t depend on hair length, Tahira once again made a statement with her outspoken personality.

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