Dr. Anu Saksena graduated from the Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, in 1990. She topped in M. A. (Political Science) in Madras Christian College in 1992. After a one-year stint as a journalist at 'The Independent', she taught Political Science at the Wilson College, University of Mumbai. She was awarded her Doctorate by the University of Mumbai in 1998. She worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai in 2002 - 2003.
Presently she teaches Political Science at the Rizvi Law College, Mumbai. She also delivers lectures at the Post Graduate diploma course on Human Rights conducted by the University of Mumbai. She is the author of the book titled 'Human Rights and Child Labour in Indian Industries'