Shanta Janardan Shelke, a multitalented woman. She was a poet, writer, composer, translator. She also wrote literature for children. Many literary gatherings were presided by her. Shanta Shelke completed her earlier education from Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya, Rajgurunagar. She completed her graduate degree from Sir Parshurambhau College, Pune. She did M.A. in Marathi and Sanskrit from Bombay University. She spent 5 years of her life by working as assistant editor of Navyug run by Acharya Atre. She worked in Maharshi Dayanand College as a professor for many years. She worked in film censor board for many years. She also worked for Marathi literature and wrote many poems, stories, novels, character sketches etc. She wrote many newspaper columns like Ek Pani, Madarangi, and Janta Ajanta.
She wrote many Lalit Literature like Anandache Jhad, Sansmarane, Dhoolpati, Avad Nivad, Vadildhari Manase etc. She wrote many novels like Odh, Dharma, Punarjanam, Nararakshas and Majha Khel Mandu De. She has some poetical collections like Varsha, Godan, Rupasi, Ityartha, and Janmajanhavi.
She had many song collections like Je Ved Majala Lagale, Kaanta Rute Kunala, Ranparya, Kahi Bolalis Ka, Mala Vatate Ga Nava Janma Gheu and many more beautiful songs.