Vanita is a poet, academician, translator and critic.
She has a post graduate in music and Punjabi and completed her doctoral research in Punjabi from Delhi University. She served as a lecturer in department of Punjabi in Khalsa College DU. She has done extensive work in translation and newspaper articles and also edited books and magazines. She has presented seventy radio programmes and about 60 TV programmes for Delhi and Jalandhar.
Her poetry collection Kaal Pehar Ghariyan received Punjabi Academy award as well as Sahitya Akademi award.