Nandita Das

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Geoff Stanton


Nandita Das wears many hats and her fiery passion to make a difference is evident in the choices she has made in her life and work. Nandita Das has acted in more than 40 feature films in 10 different languages. She made her directorial debut with Firaaq in 2008 and Between the Lines marks her debut as a playwright and theatre director. She is an advocate for issues of social justice and human rights. She has been on the jury of Cannes Film Festival twice (2005 and 2013), among others. She was the Chairperson of Children’s Film Society between 2009 and 2012. In 2011, Nandita Das was the first Indian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Women’s Forum. She has also been conferred the ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ by the French Government. She was at Yale as a World Fellow in 2014. Nandita is currently working on her second directorial film called Manto, based on the life and work of one of the greatest short story writers of the 40s.

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