Shikha Jhingan is an independent documentary film-maker based in Delhi. She graduated from Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia University in 1986. She is also a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Film, and School of Fine Arts. Shikha is a founder member of Media-storm, an independent women’s film making collective formed in Delhi in 1986.
Some of her past works include ONCE THIS LAND WAS OURS , THE HIDDEN STORY, PRISONER OF GENDER, and BORN TO SING. She also co-directed THE POWER OF THE IMAGE, a twelve part documentary series on Bombay cinema. HEALTH MATTERS (2005), her latest independent documentary, was shown at MIFF 2006. At present, Jhingan is teaching at the department of Journalism, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. Her research work focuses on performance, practices and circulation of the female voice in Hindi film songs. She has published journal articles on this topic in Seminar and Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies. (8/14)