Name: Nandita Das
Birthday: 7th November 1969
Marital Status: The siren was previously married with Soumya Sen but they separated and on the next year she got engaged with environment entrepreneur Subodh Maskara. They are till date living cool and happy. Nandita and Subodh have a child named Vihaan.
Trivia: The high spirited acclaimed actress is both an actress and a director at the same time.
The lady of talent has been garlanded with the Chevalier Of The Ordre Des Art Et Des for her work by the France Government.
Nandita Das made history by being the first Indian to get into International Women’s Forum’s hall of fame.
She was the jury member at Cannes Film Festival in 2005.
Her acting career started from a street theatre group named Jana Natya Manch where she acted for six years.
She has acted in films in about ten languages- English, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Telegu, Urdu, Marathi, Oriya and Kannada.
Nandita also played the part of a teacher at Rishi Valley School started by J. Krisnamurti. After her completion of Master’s in Social Work she joined an Ngo named Ankur and later for Alarippu which is a children’s organisation stressing on the issue of making education more fun. The organisation worked for children from underprivileged homes.
In the year 2003 Nandita ventured in a Delhi based NGO called The Centre For Science And Environment (CSE). The NGO programmed to inform people about the Harvesting procedure of rainwater and also to create water literacy movement. Nandita with her then husband and child sweetheart Saumya Sen directed 90-second public service advertisements in order to up level rainwater harvesting.
Nandita Das was appointed at the post of the chairperson for The Children’s Film Society Of India in the year 2009.
The motto of the Nandita Das’ campaign covers protests against AIDS, violence against women and child survival.
Awards: The dusky lass has got hold of awards that include Best Debut of 45th Filmfare Awards (2000) for 1947 Earth (1999), Best Actress of Santa Monica Film Festival (2001) for Bawander (2000), Best Actress of Cairo International Film Festival (2002) for Amaar Bhuvan (2002), Special Prize of Tamil Nadu State Film Awards (2002) for Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Best Actress of Nandi Awards (2006) for Kamli (2006), Best film, Best Screenplay, Foreign Correspondents Association Purple Orchid Award for Best Of Asian Festival Of First Films (2008) for Firaaq (2008), Special Jury Award of International Film Festival Of Kerala (2009) for Firaaq (2008), Special Prize (Everyday Life: Transcendence Or Reconciliation Award) of Thessaloniki International Film Festiavl (2009) for Firaaq (2008), Special Award of Filmfare Awards (2010) for Firaaq (2008). Though the award list ends here till now but her career graph keeps us in the expectation of more and we are sure that she would bag a lot more.
Moreover she got nominated at Golden Alexander of Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2009) for Firaaq (2008), Best Director of Stardust Searchlight (2009) for Firaaq (2008), Popular Award (Best Actress) of Zee Cine Awards (2002) for Bawander (2000).
Biography: The daughter of the famous artiste Jatin Das and writer Varsha Das is the soothing dusky actress Nandita Das. The award winning actress did her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in Delhi. Then she collected her bachelor’s degree in Geography from Miranda House (University Of Delhi) and she post graduated from Delhi School Of Social Work.
She started acting through plays. She worked with theatre personalities like M.K. Raina, Dadi Padumjee, Barry John and Habib Tanveer.
She moreover did well acclaim television series Husne Jaana. Nandita has also done other television series under the direction of Amal Allana and A.K. Bir.
The social worker actress has worn the garments of a narrator for audio books including Charka Audiobook’s Autobiography Of Mahatma Gandhi and Karadi Tale’s Under The Banyan.
She did her debut in Films with Parinati (1998) in Oriya language. Then she did the film Fire (1996) in English language. Her Hindi film debut was with Earth (1998) that brought her great acclamation.
The versatile actress did not stop her endeavour. Her films include Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998) in Hindi, Biswaprakash (1998) in Oriya, Janmadinam (1998) in Malayalam, Deveeri (1999) in Kannada, Rockford (1999) in English, Punaradhivasam (1999) in Malayalam, Hari-Bhari (2000) in Hindi, Saanjh (2000) in Urdu, Aks (2001) in Hindi, Bawander (2000) in Rajasthani, Daughter’s Of The Century (2001) in Hindi, Aamaar Bhuvan (2002) in Bengali, Pitaah (2002) in Hindi, Kannaki (2002) in Malayalam, Azhagi (2002) in Tamil, Lal Salaam (2002) in Hindi, Kannathil Muthamittal (2002) in Tamil, Supari (2003) in Urdu, Ek Alag Mausam (2003) in Hindi, Bas Yun Hi (2003) in Hindi, Shubho Muharat (2003) in Bengali, Ek Din 24 Ghante (2003) in Hindi, Kagaar: Life Of The Edge (2003) in Hindi, Vishwa Thulasi (2004) in Tamil, Maati Maay (2006) in Marathi, Fleeting Beauty (2005) in English, Padokkhep (2006) in Bengali, Before The Rains (2007) in English, Kamli (2006) In Telegu, Provoked (2007) in English, Paani: A Drop Of Life (2007) in Hindi, Naalu Pennungal (2007) in Malayalam, Before The Rains (2008) both in English and Malayalam, Ramchand Pakistani (2008) in Urdu, I Am (2011) in Hindi.
Das will be coming up on the screens with Midnight’s Children, inspired by the award winning novel Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie and Tamil film Neerparavai.
Nandita Das made her directorial debut with Firaaq (2008). The film was a political thriller and collected great respect and high acclamations. The film was showered with great boosting comments by critics and many awards.
The dusky actress has made her position well and mostly concentrates on films moved away from the commercial stream. Her films mainly focus on social issues. She is a whole multitalented bomb, ready to blast with her skills.