Mithila is an Indian born, Aussie bred screenwriter/ creator who started her career in the story room at Neighbours in 2010 – where she introduced an Indian family to the regular cast of Ramsay Street. She went on to script edit and write for the show.
Mithila most recently wrote on Bump (Stan), both seasons of Five Bedrooms (Ten, Peacock & BBC One) and was Head Writer on Aquarius Films’ The Unlisted (ABC & Netflix) on which she wrote several episodes including the pilot. Both series feature Indian leads and celebrate family and culture. She’s also written on Doctor Doctor/ The Heart Guy (Nine), The Heights (ABC), Playing For Keeps (Ten), Winners and Losers (Seven), Home and Away (Seven), Trip For Biscuits (ABC), and Toybox (Seven). She was the assistant script editor on Cleverman (ABC & AMC).
Mithila’s developing a colourful slate of original ideas. Included is an Aussie-Bollywood feature film Salsa Masala, which gained Mithila entry into Film Victoria’s Catapult Concept Lab in 2012 and has since received development funding from Film Victoria, Screen Australia and Scripted Ink. Mithila’s also developing a number of television series for the global market with a specific focus on India. One of these is a crime-thriller, Thugs, which Mithila is developing with Easy Tiger and Fremantle.
Mithila passionately aspires to diversify the Australian industry – both in front of and behind the camera. She believes true inclusion begins on the page – through story. Thus, Mithila is a founding member of the Australian Writer’s Guild’s first ever Diversity and Inclusion committee.
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