Aseem Trivedi is a cartoonist, activist and founder member of Free Speech Foundation. He is known for his campaigns like Cartoons Against Corruption, Cartoons for Human Rights and Save Your Voice.
His website was banned by Mumbai Police in 2011. In 2012, he was arrested for his anti-corruption cartoons in three charges including sedition (124A) and section 66(A) of IT Act. Sedition charges were dropped later by Mumbai High Court and Section 66(A) of IT Act was scrapped by Supreme Court in March 2015.

In 2015, he started 'Cartoons for Human Rights' (earlier known as Black & White), an initiative to support various human rights campaigns through the art of cartooning. 

In 2016, Aseem did a multi-city speaker tour across Europe, which was organized by Front Line Defenders, an international human rights organization based in Ireland. He talked about his work and experience as a cartoonist and HRD in a number of public events hosted by many prestigious international organizations like English Pen, Index On Censorship, Reporters Without Borders and many more.

He was announced as the 2012 recipient of the "Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award" of Virginia based Cartoonists Rights Network International. He shared the award with Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat. He was also nominated for the Freedom of Expression Awards 2013 by London based free speech organization Index on Censorship. Winners of Freedom of Expression Awards 2017 (organized by Index on Censorship) were presented with the cartoons created by Aseem Trivedi.

He was also a contestant in a reality TV show Bigg Boss (season 6).