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Ligy J. Pullapally, Lawyer, Actor, Producer, and Director predominantly working in South-Indian films. After writing and directing her first stage play at 13, Ligy J. Pullappally went on to attend law school, maintain a successful law practice for seven years and make two short films. She spent her formative years in Chicago, where she wrote the school play Fractured Furniture, studied and practiced law, and was vice president of the Indian American Bar Association. She also served on the executive board of a social service agency and received the National Sunshine Peace award for her work on women’s issues. After making two short films in the US, she returned to her native land to make a groundbreaking feature on lesbianism. Ligy J Pullappally received the Lankesh Film award for her film ‘Sancharam’ from actor Ananth Nag in Bangalore on March 08, 2005. In 1997, she wrote, directed and produced a second short film in US, named, ‘Uli’, which was based on two girls in love in rural Kerala and the tragedy that transpired, when they were forcibly separated from one another. One was forced to marry, the other committed suicide by throwing her body into a torrent.

Ligy J. Pullappally 
NameLigy J. Pullappally
ProfessionLawyer, Social Activist, Actor, Writer, Film Director and Producer
Languages KnownMalayalam, English, Telugu, Tamil
Personal Information
Date of Birth1969
Age (as in 2021)52 Years
Birth PlaceKerala, India
Books WrittenKingdom War (2015)
MoviesSancharram (Produced, Directed and written)
Film Directed Sancharram (2004) and Deepa Mehta’s Fire (1996)
Awards: Kerala State Film Award – Special Jury Award (Film Category)
In 2002, she won the Sunshine Peace Award for her work on domestic violence cases


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