Nikita Deshpande is the author of the novel It Must’ve Been Something He Wrote (Hachette), has short stories in the anthologies 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 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 and direct the winning commercial at Crash The Pepsi IPL. Nikita was a writer on Chai Chai, streaming on Amazon Prime in the US, as well as The Big Day, a documentary series on Netflix.