Nalini Jameela is an Indian best selling author and sex worker activist from Kerala. In her debut work, The Autobiography of a Sex-worker, Nalini Jameela portrays the true picture of a sex worker. The book was translated to English in 2007 by J. Devika. Nalini always found that society ignores the fact that a sex worker is human too, has her own presence, that her existence matters, that her story is worthy of being heard too. That’s what her second novel named, Romantic Encounters of a Sex Worker, explores. She is the coordinator of the Sex Workers Forum of Kerala (SWFK) and received Special Jury mention at the 51st Kerala State Film Awards for costume design for her work in the film, Bharathapuzha.