Actress, Actress INDIA

Nandita DAS

Nandita DAS

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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

Gilles GRANGIER

Gilles GRANGIER

Director, Script Writer
Jean-Henri ROGER

Jean-Henri ROGER

Director
Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

Director, Script Writer
Pierre MENAHEM

Pierre MENAHEM

Script Writer, Director
Stanley DONEN

Stanley DONEN

Director
Samuel BENCHETRIT

Samuel BENCHETRIT

Director, Script Writer
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