Alka was born in Mumbai, India and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She has worked in media, at the Walt Disney Company, HBO and public television, among others. Alka is a graduate of Columbia University in Film Studies. Her short fiction has appeared in The Kartika Review, CHA: An Asian Literary Journal, and EGO Magazine. Her screenplay THERE ARE NO STRANGERS HERE was part of the IFP Project Forum. Alka is an IFP Film Bazaar Lab Fellow (sponsored by the National Film Development Corporation of India) and a contributor to THE SCRIPT podcast (by the NYC Screenwriters Collective, available on iTunes).