Bhawana Somaaya is a noted Indian film journalist, critic, historian and an author. She has been honoured with the Padma Shri. Starting her career as a film reporter in 1978, she went to work with several film magazines, through the 1980s and 1990s. Eventually, she remained the editor of Screen, a leading film magazine, from 2000 to 2007. She has written over 13 books on the history of Hindi cinema and some biographies of the Bollywood stars, including ‘Salaam Bollywood (2000),’ ‘The Story So Far (2003)’ and her trilogy, ‘Amitabh Bachchan – The Legend, Bachchanalia – The Films And Memorabilia of Amitabh Bachchan and Amitabh Lexicon,’ showering her insights and in-depth analysis.