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 Dean's Fellow and received her MFA from Emerson College, Boston in May 2019. Her first feature documentary Talking To The Wind has received The Virgin Unite Social Impact Film Fund (2017, 2018) and won the Remi Award in social/economic films category at the 53rd WorldFest Houston International Film Festival among many others. She currently resides and works in the United States.