Ritesh Sharma was born in 1984 in Uttar Pradesh. He graduated in Commerce from Delhi University, and then received a diploma in Film Direction from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi in 2006.He has been associated with theatre for the last ten years. He is a Delhi based activist, who involved in several video productions since 2006. He has directed documentary films on various social issues and worked with different production houses in India. He is also the founder of an N.G.O. Ahwaan Foundation, working on the issue of “Child Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children”. “The Holy Wives” is his first independent full length documentary film as a Director.