Krishna Udayasankar

Krishna Udayasankar is the Director and Founding Member of Script A Hit, a company that aims to break down barriers to publication and screenwriting. She is an experienced author who brings her creative eye and deep understanding of the publishing world to the venture.   Krishna completed her BA. LLB (Hons) from National Law School, India and pursued Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has written eight books till date, published by various leading publication houses such as Penguin-Random House, Hachette, Ethos Books, Singapore, Math Paper Press, Singapore, and Luzifer-Verlag, Germany. Her books have made sales of over 2 lac copies. Krishna represented India and Singapore in national and international book fairs and literary festivals and was Writer-in-Residence, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. Krishna’s writings have been optioned for screen by Sonam Kapoor, Disney Hotstar, Phantom Films and DAR Entertainment. Currently, she is a story/screenwriter on two OTT projects She also leads Uncommon Ground, a Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies - Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice initiative, which aims to build a societal muscle for dialogue towards collaboration, community mobilization and conflict transformation. Before this, Krishna was a Lecturer for 14 years at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, during which time she authored two well-adopted books on international business, published by McGraw-Hill Asia, and also authored multiple award-winning research papers. Since the idea for the launch of Script A Hit, Krishna has been contributing towards the growth and vision of the company as they shift from this exciting inception to the incubation phase. She aims to see the company as a well-established curator and producer of content for publishing and screen that discovers and brings to light novel and exciting stories that need the right channel to reach the target audience. Besides her work, Krishna loves to spend time with her family, which includes her adorable fur-kids Zana and Maya. As an author, she is known for her work in the modern retelling of Mahabharata through The Aryavarta Chronicles Series (Govinda, Kaurava and Kurukshetra), as well as the speculative fiction novels Immortal and Beast.