Reena has the enviable job of creating comics for a living. As she says, “This cannot be called work. I have just been having fun for the last 26 years of my life.” A writer by instinct, she started her professional career as a journalist and feature writer in two newspapers and a magazine. In 1991 she joined Tinkle as an Assistant Editor and has stayed with the group ever since. Working closely with Uncle Pai, Reena mentored Tinkle into a 72-page monthly and helped develop and create a series of new characters. She took over as Executive Editor of Amar Chitra Katha in 2008 and spearheaded the revival of the series. Reena has one other passion which tends to overtake writing sometimes, and that is her love for animals. She was co-founder of the NGO, Save Our Strays, in Mumbai. Her mornings and evenings are spent tending to street animals of all sizes and shapes.
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