Monisha Dadlani is an Indian American writer, actress, and filmmaker based in LA & NY.
As a writer, her work was featured on the annual 2020 Black List. She's an alum of Ron Howard & Brian Grazer’s Imagine Impact, where she developed a half-hour comedy under the mentorship of writer/producer Seth Grahame-Smith.
Her original series "Condoms & Cherries" is in currently in development at Sony with Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan attached to produce. Her directorial debut short film, which inspired the series, premiered at CIFF.
She's also written for projects in collaboration with MRC, Boulderlight Pictures, and Apple TV+.
A recipient of Roadmap Writer's Diversity Initiative Competition, her writing has also placed in The Black List x Women in Film's Episodic Lab, and ScreenCraft's Pilot Launch Competition.
Monisha is an alum of USC’s conservatory acting program and LaGuardia Performing Arts high school (aka the “Fame” school). As an actress, she has apprenticed with One Year Lease Theater Co. and has performed at LA’s Skylight Theater, New Collective, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Theatre 68. You can also hear her voice in an upcoming Nickelodeon International Indian animated series.
Prior to the pandemic, Monisha led unconventional renegade tours at the Getty Museum to uphold Museum Hack’s official company motto: Museums Are F***ing Awesome. Her favorite “un-highlight” is a bronze statue with a removable penis (no joke).
Most importantly, her favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor is Phish Food