Actress INDIA

Nandita DAS

Nandita DAS
Biography

Nandita Das has acted in over 30 feature films, in ten different languages, with directors like, Deepa Mehta, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal. She is known to never shy away from controversial issues and unconventional roles. Firaaq, her directorial debut feature film, won many awards and appreciation from around the world. She did her Masters in Social Work and continues to advocate issues of human rights. She has been a featured speaker at many reputed universities and forums. She was a member of the main jury at the Cannes Film Festival, 2005. The French Government conferred her with the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She has been the Chairperson of the Children’s Film Society, India. And recently she wrote, directed & acted in the play, Between the Lines.

Films presented at Cannes

MANTO 2018 Un Certain Regard Director, Script / Dialogue
Jury members
Member - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 2013
Member - Feature films - 2005
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Directors

Bertrand TAVERNIER

Bertrand TAVERNIER

Dino RISI

Dino RISI

Karoly MAKK

Karoly MAKK

Director
Ken LOACH

Ken LOACH

Director
Mahdi FLEIFEL

Mahdi FLEIFEL

Margarethe VON TROTTA

Margarethe VON TROTTA

Pedro ALMODÓVAR

Pedro ALMODÓVAR

Director, Writer, Producer
Souleymane CISSE

Souleymane CISSE

Director
Tao CHEN

Tao CHEN

Director
Youssef CHAHINE

Youssef CHAHINE

Director
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