A cinephile since childhood, Akshara graduated from New York Film Academy with a Masters degree in Filmmaking with writing and direction as her primary focus. She has worked in over 30 different short films, in different crew positions such as Cinematographer, Camera assistant, Assistant Director, Production Designer, Producer, Script Supervisor, Actor, Production Assistant and so on, apart from writing and directing over 15 of her short films since 2011. She has also studied broadcast media at North Greenville University, SC for a year before she took up filmmaking in New York and Los Angeles respectively. Her short film, 'The Hostage', which is an adaptation of two of Prof. Ranganath Bharadwaj's plays, was screened at The Warner Bros studios in California in 2013. Apart from taking up different writing and direction roles, she serves as the Visiting Faculty in Film studies for Bachelor of Design and Architecture students at PES University, Bangalore and conducts film-making and acting workshops at different universities and institutes.