Poet, Film writer, Lyricist

Born 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 has been invited by Indian Consulate General many times to recite her poems.

Poetry Show Zikr Uska:

Sunayana along with poetess Monika Singh(Dy. collector Pune) created a poetry show titled “Zikr Uska” in 2018, they have done numerous successful shows of this unique show.

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 and Hariharan. 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.

Renowned singer Sonu Nigam has sung the title song of the movie Half Widow, written by Sunayana. Sonu Nigam also recited her Nazm “Tu Zarra hai” for a short film “In Search of America”



Edited in Lumia Selfie

Top 20 finalist  Woman of the Year (India New England) 2014.
Recognized for her contribution for promoting Poetry and Literature in New England Area.

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 (Cast: Suraj Sharma, Adil Hussain, Shweta Tripathi)
“Pashmina” ( Feature)- Dialogues, Poetry
Gaash- Short Film
Assisted director Danish Renzu during the filming in LA.
Producer and Writer: “Pashmeena” Feature film on Kashmir currently in Pre-production.

TV interviews:

ANI-DD- Kashmirnama
INE Multimedia
Foundations TV
Author TV
Acton TV




My Work

Interview with Jaggery Magazine: Click Here

My imdb : Click Here

BDC TV: Click here

More coverage: Click Here

Interviews by me:

With Gulzar (Oscar, Grammy winner): Click Here

With Vishal Bhardwaj (National award winner): Click Here

With Atul Kulkarni (National Awards winner): Click Here

Gulzar interview: Click Here

Oscar nominated vocalist Bombay Jayashree: Click Here

 Radio stories written by me : Click Here

Articles by me:

Hridaynath Mangeshkar: Click here

Tribute to Faiz: Click here

Women’s Voices Now : Click Here

Jagjit Singh Tribute: Click Here