Chhitra started her career in advertising and worked with organizations like Grey, Rediff DY & R and O & M in Account Servicing.
After a motherhood sabbatical she joined Padma Shri Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his film Devdas. From there on she worked with premier film production companies like Ram Gopal Verma’s “The Factory”, (Head Of Production) Percept Pictures (Business Head Feature Films) and Studio 18/Viacom 18(Vice President Production). During this entire period, she led productions over 24 films, including several acclaimed films.
In the journey Chhitra has had the privilege worked with celebrated directors like Sanjay Bhansali, Ram Gopal Varma, Shoojit Sircar, Anurag Kashyap, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury,Madhur Bhandarkar, Priyadarshan,, Nagesh Kuknoor, Sooni Taraporewala,amongst others.
She forayed into the television world with Turner International, Cartoon Network, POGO (A Time Warner Company) looking after Original Production, Commercial, Programming Operations in India. And then joined Wiz Films( A division of Wizcraft International) as Vice President Creative & Production.
Her contribution to the animation Industry is the First most successful animation Film ” Hanuman” and the development of “Ben 10 Destroy All Aliens” full length tele- feature which gained top ratings across the Turner network, internationally on television and home video platform
En route, she collaborated with Mrs. Jaya Bachchan on a commemorative documentary on Amitabh Bachchan’s 60th birthday.