Educated in Film, History and Commerce from the best schools in India, Vandana has won awards for excellence at each Institute. She majored in Film Editing at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and later attended the Professional Program for Producers at UCLA, Los Angeles.
As a filmmaker, Vandana “brings to her work passion and thought, and engages the viewer to reflect on the subject she presents. Her craft is sensitive, imaginative, and powerful in substance and form… to make her among India’s most talented filmmakers…” – (R Chandran, National Information Officer for the UN in India)
She has recently produced and directed a version of the Indian National Anthem which went viral in August 2016 and has won the awards for the BEST MUSIC VIDEO-JURY at the 5th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival, December 2016 and the 4th Noida International Film Festival, February 2017.
Vandana lives and works in Delhi and Mumbai. She has scripted, directed and edited projects for clients that include The National Geographic Channel, The History Channel, Doordarshan (India’s State Broadcasting National Network), various agencies of the United Nations and the Government of India.
Her work has led her to follow developments in biotechnology, the human psyche and mental health, the environment and gender, prominently.
Vandana received the Global Emerging Leaders award from the Youth Organisation of Delhi in 2009. She has been a fellow of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar in 2011, and has participated in three global seminars at Salzburg, Austria, among other national and international conferences. She travels to speak and mentor on leadership.
Vandana has written her first feature film script and is looking for a producer. The script was part of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) International Scriptwriting Lab, 2014.
She is currently writing a book on mental health and well-being.