South Asian Film, Arts and Literature Festival


Rekha Rajvanshi

Rekha Rajvanshi is an India born Australian Hindi/English writer, poet, teacher and journalist. She moved to Australia in 2001 and made her artistic and literary contribution to teaching, writing, radio and drama. She has five published books on her credit: three poetry books, one anthology of eleven Australian Hindi poets and one book on street children of India. She is a NAATI accredited English-Hindi translator and won a prestigious national level AUSIT award for translating ‘Dreamtime Aboriginal Animation Films’ from English into Hindi.

In 2014, Rekha was invited by Sahitya Akademi, India (The National Academy of Letters) to represent Australia in a three-day IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) poetry festival, ‘Waves 2014’.

Rekha is an All India Radio Delhi approved drama artist and has contributed segments to SBS Hindi Radio for five years. She has scripted/translated/directed and acted in short dramas in Sydney and Delhi.  Rekha founded a not for profit organization ILASA (Indian Literary and Art Society of Australia Inc.) to promote South Asian literature, language, art and culture in Australia and build bridges between Indian and Australian writers and artists. 

Rekha teaches Hindi to adults at the Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney. She is a Learning and Support teacher with NSW Department of education. She has a Masters in Education and Psychology and a PG Dip in Special Education from Macquarie University.
In SAFAL Fest Rekha has organized Art Exhibition, Writers’ Discussion and Drama workshop.