Minoti Vaishnav was born in Mumbai, India, but left home at 19 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a popstar. She fulfilled this dream by releasing three independently produced albums, “The Fictional Truth” in 2010, “Secret Garden” in 2013, and “Mix It Up” in 2015. You may have caught the semi-viral video for her single "So Will You" on YouTube (114,000+ views), or heard her infectiously upbeat pop anthem “Psychologist” on radio stations across the U.S, U.K, Canada, Singapore and Denmark.
After dropping her mic to focus on film and television, Minoti navigated her way through the world of documentary films by working in post production research on the Emmy® nominated HBO film American Winter while simultaneously producing documentary screenings and events for the International Documentary Association. In 2013, she founded Prophecy Girl Films where she worked in film development on award-winning projects like Let Them Eat Cake, My Guardian Angel, and Abducted among other films.
In 2016, Minoti became the youngest President of the Alliance for Women in Media Southern California, a 65-year-old non-profit that works through several initiatives to advance the impact of women in media. In 2017, she co-wrote episode outlines for History Channel's Hunting Hitler and worked as an Associate Producer on JFK Declassified. She started working full-time in development shortly after this and over the past few years, she has helped produce, develop and sell several unscripted shows to Netflix, A&E, Discovery, Travel Channel and History Channel among other networks.
Minoti is currently completing a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford. Her work has been published in Verve Magazine, Projected Letters and Documentary Magazine. She has also written articles and copy for various marketing agencies, assisted with editing a feminist erotica novel, and has ghostwritten a health and wellness book for a noted nutritionist. Her scripted television work has gathered her wins and placements in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, New York Television Festival, Austin Film Festival, and NBC’s Writers on the Verge. She is currently proud to be a 2020 CBS Writers Mentoring Program Fellow.
When she’s not writing, Minoti likes to travel, paint, and read tarot cards. If you ask her to read your fortune, she will probably make up terrible, fake predictions just to freak you out. You have been warned.