Harinder S. Sikka is the best-selling author of Calling Sehmat (2018) and Vichhoda (2019). Calling Sehmat has been made into a successful feature film Raazi (2018). He also produced the film Nanak Shah Fakir which won acclaim at International Film Festivals at Cannes, Toronto, and Los Angeles and won three National Awards in 2018: Best Feature Film on National Integration, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up artist. He joined the Indian Navy in 1979 and took premature retirement in 1993 as Lt. Commander. In 1999, he reported the Kargil war live for a frontline English daily as a freelance journalist. Currently he is Group Director–Strategic Business, Piramal Group.