Nikita Deshpande is the author of the novel It Must’ve Been Something He Wrote (Hachette). She has short stories in the anthologies A Case of Indian Marvels (Aleph Book Company), Magical Women (Hachette) and Grandpa Tales (Scholastic), and a poem in The World That Belongs to Us (Harper Collins). Her writing has been published in The Deadlands, The Rumpus, Grazia, Scroll, Buzzfeed, and Firstpost, among others. She was awarded a Vermont Studio Center fellowship to work on her fiction.
She assisted directors on feature films like Fukrey and Mirzya before going on to write for Chai Chai, an animated series streaming on Amazon Prime in the US. She was also a writer on The Big Day, a documentary series on Netflix.