Nayanika Mahtani once harboured dreams of becoming a stage actor, but she followed the proverbial left side of her brain to do an MBA at IIM Bangalore – and became an investment banker. She is now an award-winning author and screenwriter, based in London.

Published by Penguin Random House, Nayanika’s books are award-winning bestsellers.
Nayanika has also written the story and screenplay for the Hindi film, Shakuntala Devi, helmed by Vidya Balan.

Nayanika’s latest YA novel, Across the Line, (recipient of the South Asia Book Award) is presently in development as a film, for which she has adapted the story for screen.

Nayanika has been a regular speaker at lit fests in India, the UK, USA, UAE, Pakistan and Bhutan.