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Nandita Das



Biography

Nandita Das is known to world audiences for her critically acclaimed performances as an actor in films like Fire, Earth, Bawander, Before the Rains and many other films. She has acted in over 30 feature films, in ten different languages, with directors of international repute like, Deepa Mehta, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, and others. She is known never to shy away from controversial issues and unconventional roles and has chosen to be part of stories which she believes in, and, in her words, that need to be told.  Firaaq was her directorial debut feature film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008 and then went on to many other festivals across the world. It was released in India in March 2009 to critical acclaim and an overwhelming audience response. She has attracted the attention of artists, critics and film lovers across the globe and has won numerous awards, both as an actor and a director.
Nandita Das