Nayanika is an animator, illustrator and storyteller from India. She is a recent animation graduate at the Royal College of Art in London.
Nayanika is one of the ten awardees of the Black British and POC Grant 2021.

She pursued a BA in political science after which her interest in social and political narratives grew as a Fellow at the Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University. She created photo stories, documentaries and animated news explainers as a multimedia journalist at She has worked as a motion graphics designer for advertising campaigns.

She has been featured on Gal-Dem, Content Free and She is also a contributing author-illustrator for a graphic novel anthology by RCA students called ‘Sanitiser on Toast’.

In her free time she loves to annoy her dog, Stark, and attempts impossible CrossFit workouts.

V&A Museum
Dualist Inquiry
Chambal Media
Ashoka University
CRY - Child Rights and You
Animate Projects
g5a Foundation
Cultre - Centre for Museums
Survival Media Agency