Chandni Lakhani is a screenwriter and playwright with an established background in television script development. Chandni’s writing career began as a script editor on the Emmy-winning Netflix series Black Mirror, where she helped develop episodes such as San Junipero and USS Callister, alongside writing her own spec scripts. She is currently writing on Riz Ahmed’s epic drama Englistan for BBC Two, as well as having written an episode of the upcoming Dublin Murders by Sarah Phelps for Euston Films/BBC One, based on the acclaimed Tana French crime-thriller novels.
Chandni completed the Channel 4Screenwriting course in 2018 and was also listed on the BBC New Talent Hotlist in 2017 after being attached to BBC Writersroom’s Drama Room scheme. Her first play Hema Anjali won Red Dragonfly’s Taking Flight New Writing Competition in 2017 and was performed at the New Diorama Theatre in London.