Sonejuhi is an Indian American, bicoastal filmmaker, who grew up in Northern India until the age of thirteen. After a short stint at a British boarding school in the Himalayas, Sonejuhi packed her bags to join her parents in New York City. Sonejuhi got her start in the industry working as a commercial film editor for the internationally renowned editorial company Final Cut. She has edited several commercials for high profile campaigns such as Keep a Child Alive and Stand Your Ground, which garnered recognition from ADcritic, Creativity, and Huffington Post and won Gold Lions at Cannes. Sonejuhi has worked alongside acclaimed directors such as Harmony Korine and Spike Jonze. She produced and edited These Birds Walk and Homegoings, two award-winning documentary feature films that played at several festivals, including SXSW, Full Frame and True/False, and garnered several international awards. Sonejuhi’s directing career began with a narrative short film, Love Comes Later, which was one of ten short films accepted to the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Sonejuhi was one of five 5 directors from all over the world chosen to do 5 films on child abuse. Sonejuhi wrote and directed Miles of Sand, a film that garnered attention around the world and is currently featured on NOWNESS. Sonejuhi was selected for the prestigious Shoot New Director’s Showcase in New York and participated in Tribeca Film Institute’s prestigious Through Her Lens program where she was mentored by Dee Rees, Catherine Hardwicke and Rashida Jones, among others. She is the recipient of the Jerome Foundation Grant and Tribeca’s prestigious IWC award, which Chloe Zhao won for The Rider last year.
Her feature narrative Stray Dolls, a Crime / Drama starring Cynthia Nixon, Rob Aramayo, Olivia Dejonge and Geetanjali Thapa, is listed in Filmmaker Magazine’s most anticipated films of 2019. Sonejuhi’s work has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine, Huffington Post, NOWNESS, Indiewire, Hollywood Reporter, New York Times, Variety and Bright Ideas Magazine, to name a few.