Tanya Shakil Daud is a theatre artist, filmmaker and curator who identifies herself as a storyteller. She has worked for organisations such as GEO TV and ImageNation AbuDhabi but is happiest when working in the field on independent projects. In 2015, her short documentary, The Absentees, on the Rohingya crisis was selected by festivals like the DOC NYC 2015, Silk Road Film Festival in Ireland, Beirut International Film Festival and Let's All Be Free in London amongst others.
In ImageNation AbuDhabi, Tanya worked as part of the Social Action Campaign Team in the UAE for the documentary, He Named Me Malala, and later got the opportunity to interview Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai. In 2016, she founded Qissa' Go, a theatre company focused on storytelling with South Asian literature and languages. In 2020, she was selected to be a cohort member of the FORSA school, a learning program supporting professional UAE-based artists, creatives and cultural practitioners by NAQD and Sharjah Arts Foundation.