After graduating from the Xavier Institute of Communication, kicked off her career at Equinox Films, assisting Sumantra Ghosal and Ram Madhvani. She worked on a multitude of TV commercials before she branched out as a freelance casting director and production designer, in 2002.
In 2007 Monalisa co-founded Little Lamb Films with husband Bauddhayan and has been the pivot of the boutique production house. She has worked on commercials that have won at Cannes, One Show, LIA, Spikes, Effies, Goafest amongst others. Monalisa is the producer and production designer of three of Little Lamb Film’s feature films – Teenkahon (2014), The Violin Player (2016) and The Cloud & The Man (2021).
Monalisa has been in the jury of the SHOTS – AsiaPacific 2021 and National Film Awards 2019. She has also directed the award-winning documentary short “Kiske Liye” and is currently scripting her debut feature film.