Shoma A Chatterji is a freelance journalist, film scholar and author of 25 books. She has won two National Film Awards, one for Best Writing on Cinema in 1991(Best Film Critic) and the other for Best Book on Cinema in 2002. She won the Bengal Film Journalists Association’s ‘Best Critic Award’ in 1998 and the Bharat Nirman Award for excellence in journalism in 2004. In 2009–2010, she won a Special Award for ‘consistent writing on women's issues’ from UNFPA Laadli Media Awards (Eastern region). In 2010. She has been a jury member at many film festivals in India and abroad.