Jyotsna started her journey as an independent filmmaker with an investigative documentary on patterns of child trafficking for domestic servitude titled ‘Sons and Daughters’ in 2011. The documentary focused on survivors of child trafficking from the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal. Working with children for the film over a period of almost two years helped Jyotsna experience the vulnerability, yet the extra-ordinary resilience of children and adolescents to face difficulties and embrace change. This motivated her to work majorly on children and women related stories.
Jyotsna is empanelled with UNICEF and UNDP for almost 5 years now. Her other projects have been for UN, UN Women, UNEP, CUNPK, UNFPA, UNAIDS, AARP (USA), Canada World Youth and Rotary International, travelling extensively to remote project sites across the country.
Before 2011, she worked as an assistant director of Rakesh Sharma (Director of the Documentary: Final Solution). Additionally, she worked as Project Manager at Times of India Foundation in New Delhi, also handling communications for the Times Foundation’s socially oriented campaigns.