Wanuri Kahiu is a Kenyan film director. She has received several awards and nominations for the films which she directed, including the awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009.
Kahiu was born in Nairobi, Kenya. After graduating from the University of Warwick in 2001 with a BSc degree in Management Science, she enrolled for a Master's Degree program in directing at the School of Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles. Her movie “From A Whisper” received a total of twelve nominations and earned five awards at the 5th African she received the Motion Pictures of America Associates Award (AMAA), and the Hollywood Foreign Press Award for distinguished director. “From A Whisper” is a story about the bombing of the American Embassy in Kenya. Seen through the eyes of people who were there, the film is compelling and highlights the pain and suffering that the local people went through as they grieved the loss of loved ones.