World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Nandita Das

Nandita Das is known to audiences worldwide for her critically acclaimed performances in films including Fire, Earth and Before the Rains. She has acted in over 30 feature films in 10 languages, with distinguished directors like Deepa Mehta, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal and Mani Ratnam. She believes in the role of cinema as a powerful instrument for social change. She was a member of the international jury at the Cannes Film Festival, 2005, and at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2007. The French government bestowed on her the Chevalier dans lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters). She is currently Chairperson of the Childrens Film Society, India.

2008 Firaaq