The White Pencil
An author of seven books, Lavlin holds a Ph.D in Russian Literature from the prestigious Moscow State University. Having pursued acting at the reputed FTII and direction from the noted AAFT, Lavlin is an actor, poet and film-maker of repute. She has authored books of poetry, fables and stories in both Hindi and English, which have been highly appreciated. Lavlin has produced and directed over a hundred films – features, documentaries, docudramas on a wide variety of topics with focus on women’s and children’s issues, health awareness, foreign policy and history. Her films have been screened at the United Nations, Magsaysay Awardees’ Conference, the Cannes Film Festival and other eminent festivals across the globe, bagging much acclaim and prestigious awards. She scripts and writes lyrics for her own films.