Neeraja Raj is a film director, writer and animator working in film, television, and commercials. Her acclaimed film Meow or Never was shortlisted for the Student BAFTA Awards, won the Women in Animation Best Film Award and Digicon6 Asia Silver Award in 2020. Her films have been screened and awarded in festivals including SIGGRAPH Asia, Sitges and more. 

She received her MA in Directing Animation from the National Film and Television School, UK (2020) and her B. Des. from the National Institute of Design, India (2017).

She completed a 6-month animation apprenticeship with The Walt Disney Company India in 2016. In 2018 and 2011, she was the first place winner in Emirates Airlines International Festival of Literature


Her latest short film The Girl Who Built a Rocket created for international NGO WaterAid is currently playing on Channel 4 in the UK.

Contact Neeraja at: neerajaraj777@gmail.com

Rep UK: Nexus Studios

Rep US: Verve Agency