Nandita da Cunha is a children's author based in Mumbai. After her MBA at XLRI, Jamshedpur, she worked as a strategy consultant with Arthur Andersen and then KPMG, before moving on to what makes her happiest - writing!
She has written picture books for children in the age group 5-8, such as - 'Where I Belong' 'Who Clicked That Pic,' 'Just Like Papa', 'The Magic in my Fingers' and 'The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street' and chapter books for children 8+ including 'Pedru and the Big Boom', 'My trip to La La Land' and 'The Magic of Maya'
She was among 14 playwrights selected to attend the fourth edition of the Writer’s Bloc playwriting program, conducted by the Royal Court theatre, London, in collaboration with Rage Theatre, Mumbai. A staged reading of her play ‘The Pacman Pill’ was held at Prithvi House, Mumbai.
When she's not writing, she can be found making music on her piano, reading or gardening.
'Pedru and the Big Boom' is on the
Parag Honour Books List, 2023
'The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street' wins the Special Jury Award at the FICCI Publishing Awards (2022) - category 'Children's Book of the year'
'The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street' wins the Neev Book Award (2021) - category 'emerging readers'
'Pedru and the Big Boom' is longlisted for the Greenlitfest Honour List (2022)
'Pedru and the Big Boom' is on the JK- Times of India longlist for
Best Author (children's books) Award 2022
'My Trip to La-La Land' makes it to the Kidsstoppress Best Children's Books of 2022 list
'Just like Papa' on the shortlist of the Jarul Book Awards 2022-23
'The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street' is selected for the
Parag Honour List 2021
'The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street' is shortlisted for the
WWF-Greenlitfest Honour List