Anamika Bandopadhyay is a human rights activist and documentary film maker. She completed her Masters in English Literature at Calcutta University, and holds a degree in film studies from Jadavpur Universities, Calcutta, India. She worked as a producer and hosted talk shows & news bulletins in Kolkata TV. Additionally, she directed documentaries on railway hawkers, Bengali folk theater, Nandigram (a village in West Bengal, India) and violence and. She had also worked as a freelancer in E-TV, Bangla, Tara TV and National Television of India, Kolkata. She acted in a Bengali TV serial as the lead female character. She has also worked as a visiting lecturer of film theory at Calcutta University. Recently she produced and directed a fifty-nine minutes long documentary on the plights of the people of Jangalmahal (a large forest area in West Bengal). She wrote books on Spanish film directors and Argentine film. Currently she is pursuing an MFA in Film Making in the department of Film and Media Arts at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.