Nayanika Mahtani

Nayanika Mahtani once harboured dreams of becoming a stage actor but followed the proverbial left side of her brain to pursue an MBA at IIM Bangalore and became an investment banker. In a slight change of career, she is now an award-winning author and screenwriter. Her latest Young Adult novel, Across the Line, is rooted in the Partition of the subcontinent. She has also recently co-written the story and screenplay for a Hindi film based on the extraordinary life of the ‘Human Computer’, Shakuntala Devi, whose role is essayed by Vidya Balan.