Charu Walikhanna is a Supreme Court Lawyer and Member of the Executive Committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association. She is a Member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on protection of Holders of Indigenous Knowledge, Dept. of Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. Charu is a trained graphic designer from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai and a Doctoral Scholar (Law) in intellectual property. Founder and President of Social Action Forum for Manav Adhikar (SAFMA), an NGO working in the field of promotion of human rights and protection of the rights of vulnerable and marginalized sections of society. She has authored and edited several publications.