Sunita Budhiraja is public relations professional with an experience of over four decades. She has worked in corporate and public sector and played a key role in turning around image of several companies like MMTC, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam, Shaw Wallace, UB Group, Perot Systems and Ozone Group. She has headed Corporate Communications Divisions of these companies leading their PR teams. She is currently founder and CEO of Kindlewood Communications.
Sunita is a prolific writer and poet. She has authored several books including recently staged Prashna Panchali, by well -known stage Director and actor Dinesh Thakur. Prashna Panchali is about Draupadi that is relevant in our time. Her poems have been translated in English, Punjabi, Telugu and Bulgarian. Published numerous articles, poems, features and interviews in National Dailies, Magazines and other Press.
Authored Aadhi Dhoop – 1992 and Anuttar – 1995, Prashna Panchali – 2006, all collections of poems. Published Tees Ka Safar, a book based on interviews with well-known women from different walks of life – 1993. It was translated, published in Telugu, Serialised in Andhra Jyoti. Published Pedh Hi Pedh, a book on environment and Padhen Padhayen, a book on adult education in 1976. She has conceived, edited and produced coffee table books on Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Mr Vijay Mallya.
Saat suron ke beech – A book on the life of Great Maestros of Indian Classical music published in 2014.Sunita Budhiraja
Saat Suron ke beech has long essays based on interviews and conversations with these artists over decades. What she writes is the experience of music. These include the great maestros like Ustad Bismillah Khan, Pandit Kishen Maharaj, Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Dr Balmurali Krishna, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and Pandit Birju Maharaj.
She is currently working on biography of Pt Jasraj, and two other volumes of Sur Taal – of artistes individually and in Jugalbandi series.
Sunita is recipient of numerous awards like Rajiv Gandhi Award, Shiromani Award, PR Person of the year award amongst others.
Sunita is associated with New York based Vedic Heritage and organizes a Festival of Music and Dance every year with Vedic Heritage promoting upcoming classical musicians on a stage where very legends give their recitals.
Sunita’s mother Dr Raj Budhiraja too is a known Hindi author and a scholar of Japanese and Hindi.