Born in 1976 in Mumbai, Vaidehi Chitre started her career in 1998 when she assisted on a feature-length documentary and a set of public service ads on HIV/AIDs. In 2001, she moved to the US where she received an MFA in filmmaking from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Vaidehi has since produced, written, directed and edited a number of short films that have been screened and awarded at international film festivals. Her film, ‘Outside the Saying of It,’ was selected as part of a package on immigration and human rights taught in Toronto-area schools in 2010-2011. Her most recent film, ‘Bottle Masala in Moile,’ was awarded Best Short Documentary at the 10th Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival in 2013.

She also has an MA in English Literature from the University of Mumbai, PG Diploma in Social Communications Media from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai and a BA in English Literature from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. Her writing has been selected for various festivals including the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Original Short Play Festival, New York. 

She divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Mumbai.