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Nandita Das
Director • Screenplay • Writer • Actor • Producer
Born: November 7, 1969 in Delhi, National Capital Terrritory Of Delhi, India
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Nandita Das wears many hats and her fiery passion for making a difference is evident in the choices she has made, both professionally and personally. She has acted in over 40 feature films in 10 Indian languages, and in several professional plays. She directed her debut feature, Firaaq, in 2008 that won her much appreciation and accolades in India and abroad. After her Masters in Social Work, she continues to advocate issues of social justice and human rights.

'Between The Lines' marked her debut as a playwright and theater director. She writes a monthly column called the Last Word, for a national weekly. She was the Chairperson of the Children's Film Society, India, where she made many big and small changes to revamp the organization.She was on the jury of Cannes Film Festival twice (2005 and 2013). The French Government conferred her with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l`Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), their prestigious civilian award. In 2011, Nandita Das became the first Indian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Women's Forum.

Nandita is a Yale World Fellow 2014, among 16 other emerging global leaders who were chosen from close to 4000 applicants. The mission of the fellowship is to cultivate and empower a network of globally engaged leaders committed to positive change through dialogue and action.
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Shabana Azmi
Actor
Shahana Goswami
Actor
Nandana Sen
Actor
Family
Subodh Maskara
Ex-Spouse
Saumya Sen
Ex-Spouse
Vihaan Maskara
Son
Varsha Das
Mother
Jatin Das
Father
Siddhartha Das
Brother
Popular Movies
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Virata Parvam
Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?
Manto
Dhaad
Between the Lines
Neerparavai
I Am
Before The Rains
Firaaq
Ramchand Pakistani

Personal Quotes (7)

  • "It's just a drop in the ocean but we all need to add our little drops to make a difference "
  • "I feel sad for those who stoop so low. It is time we speak up against any discrimination which is on the basis of colour , cast , class , creed and gender."
  • "To be sexist, racist , regressive is just not funny. It is not cool. These days prejudices seem to surface more unabashedly."
  • "I feel a film on Manto can bring India and Pakistan closer, and counter the stereotypical perceptions. "
  • "I have always enjoyed acting on stage and the live audience reaction. "
  • "I feel it is our (celebs) moral responsibiity to use the available platforms to raise our voices for issues that impact a large number of people. "
  • "The power of a good film is to engage you and draw you into its world. "
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