RAKHI MUTTA was born in Kitchener, Ontario to artist-activist parents of Indian descent. Navigating both the Indian and Canadian culture while growing up often left her confused with many unanswered questions about identity. These challenges eventually became the driving force behind projects she chose to explore.
Rakhi is a photographer and filmmaker with a background in International Community Development. She has travelled to, worked in, and taught in many countries across the world. The communities she spent her time with vary from; Displaced Peoples, Child Soldiers, Untouchables, and Victims of Violence. Locally she has worked with the Peel District School Board, Legal Aid Ontario, Toronto District School Board and more recently with Pathways to Education.
Her sincere love for the arts and her passion for grassroots community work led her to mesh the two worlds together. She co-created an International Non-Profit organization Kahaniya; Sisters Sharing Stories with Natasha Daniel. More recently she started her own production company Ms.Mutta Productions Inc. which focuses on sharing stories of the diaspora.