Nina Sabnani

Professor, IDC, IIT Bombay

Nina Sabnani

Professor, IDC, IIT Bombay

Biography

Nina Sabnani is an artist and storyteller who uses film, illustration and writing to tell her stories. Graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara she received a master’s degree in film from Syracuse University, NY, which she pursued as a Fulbright Fellow. Nina’s research interests and doctoral thesis include exploring the dynamics between words and images in storytelling. Her work in film and illustrated books, seeks to bring together animation and ethnography. Nina is currently Professor at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. Her award winning films include Mukand and Riaz, Tanko Bole Chhe (The Stitches Speak) and Baat Wahi Hai. Her most recent film Hum Chitra Banate Hain received the Rajat Kamal for the best animation film at the 64th National Awards for 2017 from the President of India.