Alka Bhanot is the co-founder of Indie Meme a South Asian Cultural Arts Organization Headquartered in Austin as well as the Co-Founder and Festival Director of the Indie Meme Film Festival showcasing Iranian & South Asian Films. Her aim is to bring out the diversity within the South Asian community and give a platform to emerging new talent from one of the most populous parts of the world.
Having graduated with an Economics Major she did her post graduation in Mass Communications, and then worked in the Indian Television Industry as a Producer for 10 years before moving to Austin in 2002. Alka has worked on various Indie films in Austin as well as a locally produced animated series which aired on PBS in 2009. Alka & her Architect husband, Ranjit Gupta, have 2 teenage children and a 5 year old Puppy!