Kiran Manral is a writer, an independent research and media consultant and a major social media influencer. She has written over 10 books and several short stories in various magazines and anthologies. Previously, she has worked as a journalist and editor with leading news and media organizations including The Asian Age, The Times of India, Cosmopolitan, Gartner Iconoculture US, Vector Insights, and SheThePeople.TV. After quitting her full-time journalist’s job when her son was born, Kiran became a mommy blogger on the internet, with a remarkably original voice.
Kiran has been the recipient of numerous accolades including the Indian Council of UN Relations (ICUNR) International Women’s Day Award 2018 for excellence in the field of writing and the Womennovator 1000 Women of Asia award in 2021. In 2022, she was named among the 75 Iconic Indian women in STEAM by Red Dot Foundation and Beyond Black, in collaboration with the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India, and British High Commission, New Delhi. Her novella, Saving Maya, was long-listed for the 2018 Saboteur Award, supported by the Arts Council of England in the UK and her novels 'The Face At the Window’ and ‘Missing, Presumed Dead were both long-listed for Jio MAMI Word to Screen. Kiran lives in Mumbai with her family.