Rijuta Ghate completed her BFA (Applied Arts) from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai. She worked in the animation industry for some time. She has been working as a freelance illustrator for children’s books for the past 22 to 25 years.
She has worked for various Marathi publishers and has done book covers and illustrations for more than 25 children’s books. Her stories, poems and illustrations have been published in ‘Sakaal’ - a renowned Marathi daily.
She has also done more than 30 books for numerous Social Institutes including Pratham – Read India, Pratham – Mumbai Education Initiative and UNICEF.
Rijuta loves to draw her favourite animal – cats! Besides this, bird watching, photography and origami are her hobbies.