Best known for her long association with Femina, which she edited for twelve years, Sathya Saran is also the author of a diverse variety of books.
The Dark Side reflects her love for short stories, while the critically acclaimed biographies Years with Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi's Journey, Sun Mere Bandhu Re: The Musical World of S.D. Burman and Baat Niklegi Toh Phir: The Life and Music of Jagjit Singh bear testimony to her love for cinema and music. How to Look like Miss India and Angoor: Insights into the Film are her more recent books. Sathya teaches fashion journalism at NIFT Mumbai and Kangra. She has also been a stage actor with Veenapani Chawla.
Passionate about writing, she recently held the first-of-its-kind writers' conclave titled 'The Spaces between Words: the Unfestival' sponsored by JSW at Kaladham, near Hampi, in partnership with The Hindu. Sathya has also written a TV serial titled Kashmakash on marital problems. Her columns in Femina and Me magazines continue to gain new fans, as does her guest column in Dainik Jagran. Sathya is a consulting editor with Penguin Random House India.