Poonam Girdhani is a well-known theatre and film actor. She has worked in television, films, radio and theatre. Her multilingual abilities in Urdu, Hindi, English, and her mother tongue Sindhi have enabled her to participate and enrich various theatrical productions. She has been a Dastango for seven years and has performed at Jashn-e Rekhta, Habitat, Jaipur Literature Festival among others. She partnered with Ankit Chadha to perform several stories for children including Dastan Alice Ki and Dastan Little Prince Ki. She has compiled several folk tales and children’s tales for the Dastangoi format. Recently, she has composed and performed a dastan on life and teachings of Gautam Buddha (Dastan-e-Irfan-e-Buddha).