Mitali Jahagirdar is a Los Angeles-based writer. Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Mitali moved to New York City to study Economics and Journalism at NYU. Prior to arriving at UCLA she had spent several years working in financial, securities, and fraud litigation.
Given her background as an Indian-American raised between what felt like diametrically-opposed cultures, Mitali is drawn to stories that explore characters wrestling with their status as intermediaries who belong neither here nor there. This often manifests in her writings in the form of people exploring moral ambiguities and differing value systems, especially in the face of topical and political issues.
She enjoys writing suspense thrillers and keeps a spreadsheet to keep track of the TV shows she watches (no, really). Some of her favorites include Black Mirror, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and Silicon Valley.
Follow her on Twitter: @mitajaha
AWARDS 2016 UCLA Screenwriter's Showcase Feature Drama Honorable Mention (Beast) 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriter's Fellowship Award (Containment) 2017 Felicia D. Henderson Screenwriting Fellowship Award (Containment) 2017 UCLA Screenwriter's Showcase Feature Drama Winner (Containment) 2017 Kenneth Macgowan Family Screenwriting Award (Daytimers) 2017 Princess Diana of Wales Memorial Fund Award (Daytimers)