Meena Rathor was born in England and raised in Norway. In between she has also lived in multiple other countries. The world is one country for her and this is often incorporated in her work. She attended film school at Columbia University in New york where she earned an MFA in directing. She has directed and produced commercials, commisioned films and music videos. She has written many of the commisioned films she has directed and she also wrote Nora. A lot of her work combines stong visuals with a probing story where stereotypes are often switched around.