Sanjana Sekhar is an Indian-American filmmaker, climate activist, & Ayurvedic wellness communicator.
Her work seeks to amplify character-driven stories that heal our human relationships to ourselves, each other, and our planet, with a specific interest in socioecological justice, ancestral knowledge, and systems of re-nourishment.
As a director, Sanjana’s approach prioritizes decolonizing the lens with intimacy, dignity, and warmth. She creates across documentary, art film, music video, and branded content for clients like The Washington Post Creative Group, SHAZ & KIKS, Girlfriend Collective, and The New Yorker. Sanjana has been featured in Sage Magazine, VH1 India, Rolling Stone India, Tedx Climate AcrosstheAmericas, and the Sakhi Gender Justice Showcase in NYC. As part of the multiracial, women-powered creative team at Brave Space Media, her latest documentary Expedition Reclamation weaves a tapestry of stories from 12 Black, Indigenous, and women of color who are reclaiming belonging in outdoor culture. This film World Premiered at the 7th Annual No Man's Land Film Festival, where it was awarded Best in Festival. Outside of film, Sanjana is a Kathak dancer with Prashant Shah & Dancers and the co-founder of Sapling Collective, an interdisciplinary professional group promoting cross-industry collaboration in climate action. Sanjana is based in LA on ancestral Tongva land.