Manjira Datta has been an independent documentary filmmaker since 1986. Her award winning films have focused on environment, rural and industrial labour, labour in the entertainment sector, Iyengar yoga, politics, agrarian technology, and discrimination against women among others.
She has also conceptualised and been a line producer for a 26 part drama serial on Adult Education for UNICEF and Directorate of Adult Education. She has been a director and producer for BBC2, Channel 4 (UK), ARD Germany, One World Broadcasting Group, UNDP & TVE, Mayavision (London), MacArthur Foundation (Chicago), Commonwealth of Learning(Canada), UNIFEM, O&M and Tata Steel and other State Government Departments in India.
Manjira Datta continues to make films as an independent filmmaker and lives in New Delhi.