Right from her childhood, she has been under the influence of arts and literature. Her mother was a renowned writer and author and this helped Nandita have a childhood encumbered with the factors of literature, creativity and artistic essence. Though she was born in Mumbai but it was Delhi where she spent most part of her childhood. She received her schooling education from Delhi and later on she received graduate degree in social work from Delhi School of Social works. According to her, she was interesting in acting and play directions right from her school and collegiate days. She had been an active participant in stage plays during her teenage which actually helped her to emerge as a successful actress later on.
Nandita Das Actress Photos
As An Actress
As an actress, she has many things to claim and take pride in. At the moment, she is about 43 years of age but the way she appears, the way she delivers her dialogues and moves with the pace of the scene and move, you can hardly imagine her of being so old. The energy in her dialogue delivery and the charismatic persona she has really makes her better than most of the actresses of this era. Her best performances have been seen in movies like Earth, Life etc. You can access her Actress photos on leading search engines.
As Film Director
Unlike most of those actors and actresses who had chosen to be a directors (and failed), Nandita Das had been a very successful director as well. One reason why she proved such a successful director was the fact that the she had spent enough years in the industry to know the basics of film direction. She came in as a director when she was a complete and mature actor and this factor helped her achieve the milestones in direction as well. Of her most successful films, Firaaq is a noteworthy one.
As an actor and as a director, she had won a number of awards both and national and international level. She has been one of those rare actresses in the Indian Film industry who have been able to win such awards. The latest of her awards is the best Supporting actress for movie, Neerparravai. She has received over 8 awards in last 10 years.
As far her social and marital life is concerned, her first marriage ended up in a misery while the second one proved a pleasant experience. She has a son which, she thinks would come up as a good actor as well.
Overall Impact on Film Industry
As an actress, she has been one of the most inspiring performer of the Indian film industry. She has been and is still a true representative of the Indian movies culture. In shoes of a film director, she has been able to craft ideas in a very professional manner and has earned the respect of millions. Nandita Das, without a doubt, can be regarded as one of the most successful artists in the last two decades or so.
|1998||1947 Earth||Won, Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut|
|Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa|
|2000||Hari for Bhari|
|Bawandar||Won, Best Actress at Santa Monica Film Festival.|
|Daughters of the Century|
|2002||Aamaar Bhuvan||Won, Best Actress at Cairo Film Festival.
Won, Zee Cine Award for Best Actress
|2003||Ek Alag Mausam|
|Bas Yun Hi|
|Kagaar: Life on the Edge|
|Ek Din 24 Ghante|
|Kamli||Won, Nandi Award for Best Actress (Telugu)|
|2007||Before the Rains|
|Paani: A Drop of Life|
|2008||Before the Rains|
|2012||Neerparavai||Nominated for SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil