Renu Saluja {5th July 1952 -16th August 2000}. Renu applied to direction program of the Film and Television Institute of India Pune in 1974, but was not accepted into the program and ended up in the editing program instead. She graduated in 1976 and entered the film editing arena in India, which, at that time, was dominated by men. In the 1980s and 1990s, Renu worked with both mainstream and art house Hindi cinema directors, including Govind Nihalani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sudhir Mishra, Shekhar Kapoor, and Mahesh Bhatt. She is known for Pestonji, Party, Bandit Queen, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Ardh Satya and 1942: A Love Story. Her work encompassed multiple feature films, documentaries, short films, and television series.
Renu was a four-time winner of National Film Award for Best Editing for Parinda(1989), Dharavi (1991), Sardar (1993) and Godmother (1999).
She died on 16th August 2000 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.