Sukhada Khandge is a passionate journalist and researcher. She has been practicing journalism since 2008 and has worked with various national dailies like Pune Mirror, DNA, Free Press Journalism, and Sakaal Times. In her journalistic career, Sukhada has extensively covered beats like Health, Education, and Politics. Intending to share her knowledge and experience of journalism with media students, she entered the academic field. She has been associated as faculty with various institutes like MIT-WPU, MIT-ADT, Pillai College, Panvel, Hinduja College, Mumbai, Khalsa College, Mumbai.
After completing graduation in Mass Media, she took up Masters’ in Electronic Media from the University of Mumbai and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Mumbai University’s Performing Arts Department while also exploring Folk Media. Sukhada has also completed Film Appreciation Course from the reputed Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.
Apart from her experience in the field of Journalism, Sukhada is also a trained Kathak dancer and has completed Visharad from Gandharva University, and has a varied interest in the Folk Arts of India. She was also a part of the research team for ZeeQ’s Documentary ‘Satrangi’ based on Folk Arts. As a part of her research, she has also presented research papers in various national and international media and Folk-Lore conferences in Bangalore, Mumbai, and Manipur. Her love for dance and folk art gave her opportunities to present the same on international platforms in countries like Thailand, the USA, and China.