Nina Sabnani graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Vadodara and trained further at NID in Animation Film Design. She pursued her MA at the Newhouse School, Syracuse University, NY, USA, as a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship. She taught at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in the areas of Animation and Visual Communication until 2007.
She has experimented in transposing artistic styles into animation. Shubh Vivah, uses the Madhubani style of painting to dwell on the anti-dowry issue. All About Nothing an early stop-motion film is a conjecture about the birth of zero in India. Mukand and Riaz is an animated documentary about partition using textiles, embroidery and appliqué.
Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay where she is also pursuing her Doctoral Research in the area of Storytelling, with a particular focus on the Kaavad tradition of Rajasthan.