Dr. Rajinder Dudrah is Senior Lecturer in Screen Studies and Director of the Centre for Screen Studies at the University of Manchester, UK, where he also served as Head of Department of Drama, 2007-10 . He has researched and published widely in film, media, and cultural studies. His books include Bollywood: Sociology Goes to the Movies (Sage Publications, 2006); Bhangra: Birmingham and Beyond (Birmingham City Council and Punch Records, 2007); The Bollywood Reader (Open University Press, 2008); and Theorising World Cinema (with Lucia Nagib and Chris Perriam, IB Tauris, 2011). He is also the founding co-editor of the journal South Asian Popular Culture (Routledge).
In 2010 he was honoured by the Triangle Media Group, UK, with a Top 50 Global South Asian Achiever Award in the category of Education. Other recipients of the award included AR Rahman (Oscars Award winner and music composer for Slumdog Millionaire) and Professor Amartya Sen (Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economic Sciences).