Sehaj Sethi

Queens, NY

Sehaj Sethi is an Indian American screenwriter and alumna from the New York University Graduate Film Program. She is partnering with I Can and I Will Productions for her original TV show Bad Betis, produced by Gina Rodriguez.


Sehaj is a staff writer on the CW show Two Sentence Horror Stories. She previously worked as a staff writer at Luma Pictures,  focusing on sci-fi feature projects. Early in her writing career, she created a horror feature for Paperclip Ltd. headed by Yeardley Smith.

Sehaj has been awarded fellowships by the Screenwriters Colony, the Anderson Center, and the New Orleans Writers Residency. Her script The Third Rule was a finalist for the 2017 Athena List. Her feature script My Husband's Corpse placed on the 2012 Purple List, selected by industry judges as one of the best screenplays from NYU, and was an official selection at the Female Eye Film Festival. She is a member of New York Women in Film and Television, an organization supporting women in entertainment. She is also a member of Kalakars, a community promoting and supporting South Asian filmmakers. She is represented by Corrine Aquino at Artists First Management.



2008 - 2014 New York University, MFA Film

2004 - 2008 Illinois Wesleyan University, BA English


Grants & Awards 

2020 - Screenwriters Colony (Fellow)

2020 - The Anderson Center (Fellow)

2019 - New Orleans Writers' Residency (Fellow)

2017 - The Athena List (Finalist)

2015 - First Run Film Festival (Production Design Award)

2015 - Hollywood Foreign Press (Grant Recipient)

2012 - NYU Purple List (Recipient)

Exhibitions & Festivals

2015 - Fargo Fantastic Film Fest (Dark and Light Leo)

2015 - Another Hole in the Head Fest (Dark and Light Leo)

2012 - Female Eye Film Fest (My Husband's Corpse)


© 2019 by Sehaj Sethi.