Shruti Saran

Shruti Saran

Screenwriter in Austin, Texas

About Shruti

Hi! I’m Shruti, an Austin-based television comedy writer and breakfast taco aficionado.

I've lived all over the world, but spent my formative years in Michigan and went to undergrad at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (Go Blue!).

I studied Biology in college and, for a long time, I thought I wanted to be a doctor. I didn't end up going to med school, but I'm still obsessed with science and it's where I get a lot of my story inspiration!

My sci-fi comedy pilot, Before Mars, is about a bunch of nerds prepping for a journey to Mars at a space program run by an eccentric multi-millionaire (sound familiar?) It was a finalist in Tracking Board Pilot Launch Competition, a semi-finalist in the Finish Line Script Competition, and a quarterfinalist at the Austin Film Festival in 2017.

I wrote and created the comedy web series Gym Buddies, which is a fitness satire about two girls who decide to start weight lifting! It’s super fun, lady-driven, and even has a musical episode! Season 1 comes out in January 2018. You can watch it at

Currently, I’m working on my first one-hour drama (it’s about cryptocurrency!) and finishing up a comedy feature about a jaded relationship researcher who tries online dating.

I once tried writing a novel, but it was really short and triple-spaced with wonky margins and too much dialogue. No idea what happened there.

You can find me on Twitter and Instagram @shrutesnladders

Name: Shruti Saran

Lives in: Austin, Texas

Occupation: Screenwriter


  • Tracking Board Launchpad Top 75 for Space Comedy Pilot BEFORE MARS

  • Finish Line Top 20 TV Semi-finalist for Space Comedy Pilot BEFORE MARS

  • Austin Film Festival Second Rounder for Space Comedy Pilot BEFORE MARS

  • Austin Film Festival Second Rounder for SILICON VALLEY spec "Organizational Hierarchies"

  • Screencraft TV Quarterfinalist for Space Comedy Pilot BEFORE MARS

  • Scriptapalooza Top 10 TV Finalist for MINDY PROJECT Spec "Money for Sharknado"


  • University of Michigan

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