Roopa Swaminathan is a National Award-winning writer, film-maker and scholar. Her book Star Dust: Vignettes from the Fringes of the Film Industry won the coveted Swarna Kamal for Best Writing on Cinema, in 2005. She is the writer, executive producer and director of a NFDC feature film, Five by Four. Roopa has a doctorate in international relations from Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Presently, Roopa juggles writing in Pune and teaching wherever there are passionate young minds. She is working on her upcoming books and trying to sell her screenplays.