Biography

Nandita Das wears many hats: film and theatre actor/writer/director, columnist and a strong advocate of social issues. Never to shy away from unconventional subjects, she has acted in over 40 feature films in ten different languages. FIRAAQ, (2008), her debut feature film, premiered at the Toronto IFF, and has travelled to over 60 festivals, winning much appreciation and accolades from audiences and critics alike. She has been on the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 (main jury) & 2013 (short film and Cinefoundation), among others. The French Government honored her with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dansl’Ordredes Arts et des Lettres). Nandita was the first Indian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the International Women’s Forum. She has been nominated as the Youth Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a Yale World Fellow.

Films Selection