CuratorBorn and brought up in Kashmir, Sunayana has a Master’s degree in Computer Science, she moved to USA in 2000 for work and currently lives in Boston area with her family.Her first poem was published at the age of 15. In 2013 her first book “Waqt Se Pare –Beyond Time”, an anthology of poems and pictures was published.She was a featured Poet and Panelist at the prestigious “Bangalore Literature Festival- 2014 and Harvard University’s – Annual Poetry Reading event -sponsored by South Asia Institute. She was also invited by Indian Consulate General in NY in 2015 to recite her poems dedicated to the cause of women empowerment.She has written the theme song of Ekal Vidhayala – an NGO that provides education to millions of children in India. The song was produced/ sung by Anuradha Palakurthi. This anthem was released by the Honorable minister of Human Resources Shri Prakash Javdekar. Multiple Grammy winners Elliot Schneider and Bob Ludwig mixed and mastered this.Awards: Top 20 finalist Woman of the Year (India New England) 2014.Recognized for her contribution for promoting Poetry and Literature in New England Area.TV interviews:
Film Writing:Worked as a “Dialogue Writer” for 2 Hollywood Films produced by Renzu Films
“In Search of America” – Selected for Cannes Short Film Corner 2015
Renowned singer Sonu Nigam has recited my nazm for this film
“First Love”- Released
“Half Widow” (Feature)- Audience award -Best Film New York
“Illegal” (Feature)- Dialogues, lyrics
Assisted director Danish Renzu during the filming in LA.Producer and Writer: “Pashmeena” Feature film on Kashmir currently in Pre-production.