Ashwika Kapur is a qualified Science Communicator and an International Award-winning Wildlife & Nature Filmmaker. Ashwika is India’s youngest and only woman to win a ‘Green Oscar’ or a Panda Award in a global category. Widely considered the most prestigious international award for nature storytelling, she won the Panda Award for her film on the rare and endangered New Zealand Kakapo Parrot. She has also been awarded at New York Wild Film Festival, and named a Grand Teton Finalist at Jackson Wild, USA, America's most prominent environmental storytelling platform, among many more nominations and recognitions worldwide.
Ashwika’s time & projects have been split between India, UK and New Zealand. She's worked as a Director Producer & Wildlife TV Presenter for various platforms such as Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Netflix and BBC, her most recent projects being Attenborough's Life in Colour and Planet Defenders. She is currently working on an upcoming Tiger Documentary for Disney.
Ashwika also makes important conservation films on regional, grass-root stories in India. Her climate change and biodiversity documentation work in the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove ecosystem in the world, was showcased at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November 2021 in Glasgow.
Ashwika is a passionate nature educator. She regularly delivers wildlife & conservation talks to thousands of students and young people in India & UK to inspire young minds to champion the cause of conservation.