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Odia Made Bollywood Actress : Nandita Das

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Odia Made Bollywood Actress : Nandita Das

Nandita Das is thought to world audiences for her critically acclaimed performances as Associate in Nursing actor in films like hearth, Earth, Bawandar, Four ladies and plenty of alternative films. She has acted in over thirty feature films, in 10 totally different languages, with administrators of international repute like, Deepa Mehta, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam et al. She is thought to ne’er turn away from polemic problems and unconventional roles and has chosen to be a part of stories that she feels ought to be told.
Firaaq was her directorial debut motion picture, that traces the emotional journeys of ‘ordinary people’ and also the impact of sectarian violence on their life and relationships. It had its performance at the provincial capital International fete in 2008 then it cosmopolitan to over fifty International film festivals across the planet, winning over ten international awards and thirteen Indian awards. She has attracted the eye and appreciation of artists, critics and film lovers across the world, each as Associate in Nursing actor and a director.

Nandita incorporates a fiery passion to form a distinction, and her decisions bear witness to it. She did her Masters in welfare work from University of urban center and worked with varied NGOs. She continues to advocate problems with social justice through varied platforms. She continues to be a featured speaker at several putative universities and social forums, each in Asian nation and abroad.

Nandita Das has been a member of the celebrated jury at the Cannes fete in 2005, the Karlovy Vary International fete in 2007 and also the Marrakesh International fete in 2009. The French Government given her with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), a awfully prestigious civilian award. In 2011 Nandita Das was the primary Indian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Women’s Forum, Washington DC.

She is presently the chairman of the Children’s Film Society, India, wherever she is committed to its vision of manufacturing and distributing top quality films for youngsters.

Short Resume

Nandita Das wears several hats and her fiery passion to form a distinction ar evident within the decisions she has created in her life and work. She has acted in over thirty feature films in 10 totally different languages with several eminent administrators like Mrinal fractional monetary unit, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Shyam Benegal, Deepa Mehta, Mani Ratnam et al. Firaaq, her directorial debut motion picture premiered at the provincial capital International fete in 2008, and has cosmopolitan to over fifty festivals, winning a lot of appreciation from critics and audiences and has won over ten international awards and ten inside the country. She was a member of the most jury at the Cannes fete in 2005, among alternative putative international film festivals. She has done her Masters in welfare work from the University of urban center and continues to advocate problems with social justice and human rights. Recently the French government presented the award of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, a awfully prestigious civil award on her. . In 2011 Nandita Das was the primary Indian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Women’s Forum, Washington DC.
She is presently the chairman of the Children’s Film Society, Asian nation and is committed to its vision of manufacturing and distributing top quality films for youngsters.

For outside Asian nation

Nandita Das wears several hats and her fiery passion to form a distinction ar evident within the decisions she has created in her life and work. She began her acting career with hearth, and continues to ne’er turn away from polemic problems and unconventional roles and has chosen to be a part of stories that she feels ought to be told.

She has acted in over thirty feature films in 10 Indian languages with several eminent administrators like Mrinal fractional monetary unit, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Shyam Benegal, Deepa Mehta, Mani Ratnam et al. Firaaq, her directorial debut motion picture is about over a 24-hour amount, a month once a slaughter that traces the emotional journeys of normal folks – some victims, some perpetrators and a few United Nations agency selected to observe taciturnly. The film premiered at the provincial capital International fete in 2008, and has cosmopolitan to over fifty festivals, winning a lot of appreciation from critics and audiences and has won over ten international awards and ten in Asian nation. Nandita was a member of the most jury at the Cannes fete in 2005, among alternative putative international film festivals. She has done her Masters in welfare work from the University of urban center and continues to advocate problems with social justice and human rights through her artistic work and talks round the world and inside her country. The French government presented the honour of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), a awfully prestigious civil award on her. . In 2011 Nandita Das was the primary Indian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Women’s Forum, Washington DC.

She is presently the chairman of the Children’s Film Society, Asian nation and is committed to its vision of manufacturing and distributing top quality films for youngsters.

Educational Qualifications
B.A. (Hons) in Geography, Miranda House, Delhi University- 1st Division
M.A. in Social Work, Delhi School of Social Work, Delhi University- 1st Division

Film Credits

Films Character Director Language Year
I AM Afia Onir Hindi 2010
NAALU PENNUNGAL
(FOUR WOMEN)
Kamakshi Adoor Gopalakrishnan Malayalam 2007
Toronto International Film Festival 2007 (Premiere)
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2008
RAMCHAND PAKISTANI Champa Mehreen Jabbar Urdu 2007
Tribeca Film Festival (Premiere)
BITS & PIECES
(To be released)
Kusum Manmohan Mahapatra Hindi 2006
BEFORE THE RAINS Sajani Santosh Sivan English/ Malayalam 2006
Toronto International Film Festival 2007 (Premiere)
Pusan Film Festival 2007
Dubai Film Festival 2008
Houston Film Festival 2008
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2008
PROVOKED Radha Dalal Jagmohan Mundhra English 2006
Palm Springs Film Festival, 2007
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2007
KAMLI Kamli KNT Sastry Telugu 2006
11th Pusan International Film Festival of South Korea, 2006 Brisbane International Film Festival in Australia, 2006
Third Eye 5th Asian Film Festival, 2006
PODOKKHEP  (FOOTSTEPS) Megha Suman Ghosh Bengali 2006
Vancouver Film Festival, 2006 (Premiere)
Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, NY 2006
42nd Karlovy Vary Film Festival, 2007
MAATI MAAY
(A GRAVE -KEEPER’S TALE)
Chandi Chitra Palekar Marathi 2006
Toronto Film Festival, 2006 (Premiere)
London Film Festival, 2006 (Premiere)
Madrid International Film Festival, 2007 (Best Actress)
VISHWATHULASI Tulasi Sumathy Ram Tamil 2004
World Fest Houston International Film Festival, 2005 (Golden Special Jury Award)
Zanzibar International Film Festival, 2005
Montreal World Film Festival, 2005
14th Annual St. Louis International Film Festival, 2005
KAGAAR Aditi N. Chandra Hindi 2003
EK DIN 24 GHANTE Sameera Anant Balani Hindi 2003
SUPARI Mamta Padam Kumar Hindi 2003
BAS YUN HI Veda Raja Menon Hindi 2002
SHUBHO MAHURAT Mallika Rituporno Ghosh Bengali 2002
International Film Festival of India, 2003
49th National Film Festival, 2002 (Best Bengali film)
2nd International Film Festival of Bangladesh, 2003
AMAR BHUVAN
(MY WORLD)
Sakina Mrinal Sen Bengali 2002
Locarno Film Festival, 2002 (Premiere)
Cairo Film Festival, 2002 (Best Actress Award)
2nd International Film Festival of Bangladesh, 2003
AZHAGI Dhanalakshmi Thangar Bachan Tamil 2001
KANNAKI Kannagi Jayraj Malayalam 2001
7th International Festival, Thiruvananthapuram, 2002
KANNATHIL MUTTHA
MITTHAL
(A PECK ON THE CHEEK)
Shyama Mani Ratnam Tamil 2001
Toronto Film Festival, 2002 (Premiere)
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003
Jerusalem Film Festival, 2003 (Best Feature)
Los Angeles Indian Film Festival, 2003 (Audience Award-Best Feature)
Zimbabwe International Film Festival, 2003
River Run International Film Festival, 2004 (Audience Award-Best Feature)
CHARU, DAUGHTERS
OF THIS CENTURY
Cairo Film Festival, 2001 (Premiere)
Charu Tapan Sinha Hindi 2001
PITAAH Paro Mahesh Manjrekar Hindi 2001
DHAAD
(To be released)
Monghi Paresh Naik Gujarati 2000
LAL SALAAM Rupi
(Alias Chandrakka)
Gagan Bihari Borate Hindi 2000
EK ALAG MAUSAM Aparna KP Sasi Hindi 2000
International Film Festival in Mumbai, 2000
AKS Supriya Rakesh Mehra Hindi 2000
BAWANDAR
(SANDSTORM)
Sanwari Jagmohan Mundhra Hindi 2000
London Film Festival 2000 (Premiere)
Santa Monica Film Festival, 2001 (Best Actress)
San Jose International Film Festival, 2001 (Audience Choice-Best Film)
Bermuda International Film Festival, 2001 (Audience Choice-Best Film)
Houston International Film Festival, 2001 (Special Jury Award-Best Foreign Language Film)
Zanzibar International Film Festival, 2001 (Special Jury Award-Best Film)
Karachi International Film Festival, 2001 (Audience Choice-Best Film)
PUNARADHIVASAM Shalini VK Prakash Malayalam 1999
Atlantic Film Festival (Best Foreign Feature Film)
Hawaii & Milan International Film Festivals (Premiere)
DEVEERI Deveeri Kavita Lankesh Kannada 1999
London & Cairo Film Festivals, 2000 (Premiere)
5th International Film Festival, Kerala, 2000
44th London Film Festival, 2000
24th Cairo Film Festival, 2000
3rd Mumbai International Film Festival,2000
9th Asian Women’s Film Festival, 2001
30th Rotterdam Film Festival, 2001
3rd Festival Du Film Asiatique De Deauville, France, 2001
3rd Jeonju Film Festival, Korea, 2001
50th Melbourne Film Festival, 2001
Copenhagen Film Festival, Denmark, 2001
Durban Film Festival
HARI BHARI Afsaana Shyam Benegal Hindi 1999
National Awards, 1999 (Best film on family welfare)
Jakarta International Film Festival, 2000
Ninth Annual Asian Woman Film Festival, 2004
SHAPNER SHANDHANE Ashok Vishwanathan Bengali 1999
ROCKFORD Lilly Vegas Nagesh Kukunoor English 1999
Cinefan Film Festival, 1999
Austin Film Festival, 1999
BISWA PRAKASH Anjali Susant Misra Oriya 1998
EARTH Shanta Deepa Mehta Hindi 1998
Toronto Film Festival, 1998
Le Prix Premiere du Public Panasia Film Festival Paris, 1999
Karlovy Vary Film Festival, 1999
Auckland Film Festival, 1999
JANMADINAM Sarasu Suma Josson Malayalam
HAZAAR CHAURASI KI MAA Nandini Mitra Govind Nihalani Hindi 1998
National Award, 1997 (Best Hindi Film)
International Film Festival of India- New Delhi, 1997
50th Human Rights Film Festival- Brussels, 1998
Palm Springs International Film Festival, 1999
FIRE Sita Deepa Mehta Hindi/ English 1996
Toronto Film Festival, 1996
New York Film Festival, 1996
Singapore International Film Festival, 1997
EK THI GOONJA Goonja Bappa Ray Hindi 1995
International Film Festival of India 1995

Short Films

Films Character Director Language Year
SAAYE Maya Mehreen Jabbar Urdu/
English
2005
INDO-PAK SHORT MUSIC FILM Young Widow Saquib Malik 2004
FLEETING BEAUTY Seema Virginia Pitts English 2003
SAANJH Young mother Sabrina Dhawan Hindi 1999

Theatre credits

Play Writer Director
HEADS YA TAILS Prashant Dalvi Chandrakant Kulkarni
THE SPIRIT OF ANNE FRANK Improvised Roysten Abel
MOTERAM KA SATYAGRAH Premchand Habib Tanveer
MOTHER Maxim Gorky MK Raina
EQUUS Peter Shaffer Barry John
Performed several street
plays on important social issues.
Jan Natya Manch Safdar Hashmi

Directed

FIRAAQ Directorial debut feature. It is an ensemble film that deals with the impact of sectarian violence on human psyche and relationships. (2008)
EDUCATION SPOTS Three 60sec. public interest spots, shot on 35mm for UNICEF and the Social Initiatives Group of the ICICI. (2003)
RAINWATER HARVESTING A 90 sec. public interest spot, shot on 35mm for the Centre for Science & Environment. (2002)
IMPRINT IN CLAY A 30min. documentary shot on Video on Sardar Gurcharan Singh, pioneer of Indian Studio pottery. (1997)

Social Work Experience

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Alliance for a New Humanity. It is chaired by Deepak Chopra and founded by Nobel Laureates, Oscar Arias and Betty Williams and other eminent people.
  • Talks in various Universities, NGOs and social forums, both in India and abroad, regarding issues of social concern
  • Worked with Civil Society Organizations on issues of Women, Children and Human Rights.
  • Worked on an Indo-Pak peace initiative – Beyond boundaries – cricket for peace
  • Nominated as a Spokesperson for (UNDP) United Nations Development Programme
  • Member of the South Asians for Human Rights (SAHAR)
  • Worked in Alarippu, a voluntary organization as a trainer for conducting workshops for children and teachers, in the field of theatre and education
  • Worked as the project and area coordinator in Ankur, a non-governmental organization working with women in slums of Delhi.

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  1. Swagatika Pati

    August 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks to the Golden Girl for the art and vibration to modern cinema. Jey jagannath

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