Nalini Jameela is a bestselling author, activist and sex worker from Thrissur, Kerala. She started sex work at the age of 24. She was the president of the Kerala Sex Workers’ Forum.
She has directed two documentaries, Jwalamukhikal and A Peep Into The Silence. Her autobiography Njan Laingikathozhilali, sold more than 40,000 copies in Malayalam, the language in which it was originally published, and was translated into English, French, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil.