Nandita Das has acted in over 40 feature films in ten different languages.
28 Facts About Nandita Das
In September 2019, Nandita Das produced a two-minute Public Service Announcement music video India's Got Colour.
Nandita Das wrote, directed, produced and acted in a short film called, Listen to Her, that sheds light on the increase in domestic violence and overburden of work that women have been facing during the lockdown.
Nandita Das has served twice on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival.
Nandita Das was the first Indian inducted into the International Hall of Fame of the International Women's Forum in Washington, DC.
Nandita Das was born in Mumbai and grew up mostly in Delhi in an Odia family, where she attended the Sardar Patel Vidyalaya school.
Nandita Das received bachelor's degree in Geography from Miranda House and Master of Social Work from the Delhi School of Social Work, both affiliated with the University of Delhi.
Nandita Das was one of 16 emerging global leaders chosen from nearly 4000 applicants.
Nandita Das has acted in over 40 feature films with directors such as Mrinal Sen, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Shyam Benegal, Deepa Mehta, and Mani Ratnam.
Nandita Das began her acting career with the street theatre group Jana Natya Manch.
Nandita Das is best known for her performances in director Deepa Mehta films Fire and Earth, Bawander, and Naalu Pennungal.
Nandita Das has acted in the movie Before the Rains, an Indian-British period drama film directed by Santosh Sivan.
Nandita Das has acted in films in ten different languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Marathi, Odia, and Kannada.
The Tamil actor Sukanya provided Nandita Das' speaking voice in the Tamil classic Kannathil Muthamittal.
Nandita Das co-wrote, directed and acted in a play called Between the Lines.
Nandita Das said that the film "gave a voice to so much that remains silent".
Nandita Das decided to make a film on Manto after reading a translation of his stories in 2012.
Nandita Das always had Nawazuddin Siddiqui in mind for the role and approached him for the same.
In 2019 Nandita Das produced and directed a PSA music video, 'India's Got Colour'.
Nandita Das narrated the children's audiobook series Under the Banyan, and Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography by Charkha Audiobooks, The Story of My Experiments with Truth.
Nandita Das was a voice actor in the children's television series Wonder Pets, as the Bengal Tiger in the episode Save the Bengal Tiger.
Nandita Das sang the song Ramleela for the movie Aks and Jagya Sarsi for the movie Bawandar.
The 7 min film, produced by Nandita Das Initiatives, is about the increase in domestic violence and overburden of work that women are facing during the lock-down.
Nandita Das has master's degree in Social Work from the University of Delhi.
In 2009, Nandita Das was appointed Chairperson of the Children's Film Society of India.
Nandita Das donated to the launch of the investigative journalism magazine Tehelka, founded by Tarun Tejpal.
In 2013, Nandita Das became the face of the "Dark is Beautiful" campaign.
Nandita Das has been a featured speaker at various platforms in India and abroad, including at MIT, and at Tufts University.