Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India and moved to Southern California when she was four months old.
15 Facts About Nidhi Chanani
Nidhi Chanani received a degree in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Nidhi Chanani explains that Pashmina is a story of a first-generation girl who is "trying to understand herself".
Nidhi Chanani worked as a concept artist for the 2011 Australian film, Hannah and the Hasbian.
Nidhi Chanani has worked with Hasbro, Paramount Pictures and Disney.
Nidhi Chanani has been commissioned by Dark Horse Comics for a graphic novel based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' 1992 animated feature Aladdin titled Disney's princess: Jasmine's new pet.
Nidhi Chanani has written and Illustrated a bilingual children book titled Shubh Raatri Dost with Bharat babies.
Nidhi Chanani's second graphic novel, Jukebox, was a collaboration with her husband Nick Giordano about two Muslim American cousins, Shaheen and Tannaz in San Francisco who find a magical jukebox that comes to their aid when Giovanni, Shaheen's father, goes missing.
Nidhi Chanani illustrated the book I Will Be Fierce by Bea Birdsong, which was published on April 23,2019 by Macmillan Publishers.
Nidhi Chanani utilizes the visual medium of graphic novels and comics to utilize the storytelling through both written and visual mediums in order to portray aspects of her stories that cannot be demonstrated in only one medium.
In March 2019, Netflix announced it will adapt Nidhi Chanani's best selling graphic novel Pashmina into a CG animated musical with Gurinder Chadha set to direct.
Nidhi Chanani has been influenced throughout her career by the Indian novelist, Arundhati Roy.
Similar to Roy, Nidhi Chanani has made representing Indian people and the everyday struggles that they encounter a central element of her writing and graphic work.
Nidhi Chanani, according to her own interviews, is deeply influenced by the author Gene Luen Yang.
Nidhi Chanani is an instructor at the California College of the Arts.