Akshaya Sawant is a multimedia artist from Mumbai, India. She received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with a major in painting. Riding the popular trend of digital photography during her undergraduate years, her brother gifted her, her first DSLR camera to explore new avenues of art; at least that’s what she told him. However, it was when she created a stop motion animation film, Out Of Boredom, that she truly discovered her voice through the lens. She is a recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship at Emerson College, Boston. She has also interned for the internationally acclaimed film Ship Of Theseus, and WGBH among many others. Her first feature documentary Talking To The Wind has received The Virgin Unite Social Impact Film Fund and was a semifinalist at The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Film Fund 2018. She is an active member of International Documentary Association, Women In Media, SFFILM and The D-Word.