A former student of English literature, Nandita started out as a journalist with some of the leading publications in the country including The Statesman, The Telegraph and the TOI group. She wrote a popular weekly column on films for nearly a decade with Midday and Dainik Bhaskar.
Apart from working as a broadcaster for AIR and Mark Tully's Radio Network, she has been on the script committees of NFDC and CFSI as well as a Ted x speaker. She also writes for television and films. Her collection of short stories Nine on Nine was published in 2005 followed by the highly successful biography, Unlikely Hero: Om Puri and her current international best seller Jennifer on child trafficking and inter country adoption. This is soon to be adapted into a film.
In 2017 she launched the Om Puri Foundation at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in memory of her husband to carry forward his legacy and philosophy. Currently she chairs the Om Puri Foundation.