Manna Bahadur is a former TV presenter, who had written and compeered various Doordarshan programs from 1978 to 1990, including the famous Saptahiki. She has written serial & documentary scripts, and conceptualized many programs for Doordarshan. She has written several books including The Dance of Death, published by Penguin in 2012, Dhoop—Chanh, a book of poems published 2009, Neelanjana, a novel, published 2007, Aks Mere Jazbaat Ke, a book of poems, sher-o-shairi and ghazals published in 2006.