Born on 13th May, 1968, Tanuja Shankar Khan, was brought up at Patna, where she stayed till 1996 with her family. Masters in English Literature from Patna University and Diploma Holder in Mass Communication, Tanuja was brought up in a very academic and artistic environment, where she along with her three more, bright siblings was given all opportunities to participate in various forms of performing arts and media like Theater, Music, Drama, Radio, Writing and Television by her erudite parents. Starting her career from media education by teaching at the prestigious Patna Women's College till 1996, she entered television and created content for various TV channels and production houses creating lifestyle programming, documentaries. Her feature length film is also ready for release. At present she is working as Channel Advisor, at Doordarshan National, New Delhi. ‘Flames of Paradise’ is her first novel, after being into writing of short stories and scripts for last 20 years.