Lahore, Pakistan  Image by: Mira Nair

Lahore, Pakistan

Image by: Mira Nair



Ami Boghani is a screenwriter and novelist best known for co-writing and co-producing Mira Nair's thriller The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which was based on Mohsin Hamid's Booker-Prize nominated novel.

More recently, Ami co-wrote The Ever Never Handbook as part of Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling middle grade series The School for Good and Evil. Her novel A Script For Dangerfor Simon & Schuster's The Nancy Drew Diaries series, was published in 2015 under the name Carolyn Keene. Earlier that year, Random House awarded Ami second place in their We Need Diverse Books Short Story Contest. 

From 2004 - 2012, Ami worked alongside Oscar- nominated Nair as an executive at Mirabai Films. There, she developed screenplays for The Namesake, Amelia, and produced several short films. She was also instrumental in the establishment of the Maisha Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to training filmmakers in East Africa. Ami serves on Maisha's Board of Directors and has traveled to Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya to oversee the foundation's programs. 

Ami and her family recently relocated to Los Angeles after 15 years in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University's Film Studies Program.