Ishita Sharma is an Indian actress, kathak dancer, entrepreneur and social activist. She began her acting career with theatre and television while still in school, with children's shows like Shaka Laka Boom Boom, and later went on to make her big screen debut in the 2007 English film Loins of Punjab Presents. Alongside working in films like Dil Dosti Etc and Shahrukh Khan's Dulha Mil Gaya, Ishita continued her kathak performances as will as further studies in psychology and literature and acquired a Master's degree in human development. She later moved to television as Anji in the series Kuch Toh Log Kahenge and co-anchored Dance India Dance (season 4) with Jay Bhanushali. Ishita used her creative experiences to establish Aamad, her school for performing arts in 2014, and in 2016 launched the "Ishita Sharma Foundation" with its key initiative, to empower the lesser-privileged girls with free self-defence.