Vani Tripathi Tikoo, an actor and producer by profession is one of the youngest ever members of the Central Board of Film certification. As a socio-political activist, her campaigns and outreach programs have focused on encouraging women’s participation in politics and bringing the youth to a universal platform that addresses issues including education, empowerment, and employment. She has been closely involved in theatre, films, and television, having worked in projects in India as well as abroad. As an actor, she has about 50 plays, 40-odd TV serials, and six films to her credit. She has worked in plays by legends like Anton Chekov, Peter Shaffer, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and several Indian playwrights. She is the founder of Madhya Pradesh Natya Vidyalaya – country’s first state-run drama school in Bhopal. She currently analyses issues related to broadcasting and cinema and is a part of the core steering committee for the International Film Festival of India, Goa (IFFI) for the past four years.