Nandita Das

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Nandita Das (born 7 November 1969) is an award-winning Indian film actress and director. As an actress, she is known for her performances in Fire (1996), Earth (1998), Bawandar (2000) and Aamaar Bhuvan (2002). As a director, she is known for her directorial debut Firaaq (2008), which has won a number of national and international awards. She has been awarded the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France for her work. The Times of India, 23 April 2008.

Early life

Das was born in New Delhi to noted Indian painter, Jatin Das, an Oriya Hindu, and a Gujarati Jain mother named Varsha who is a writer.

She went to Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Lodhi Estate in New Delhi. She received her bachelor's degree in Geography from Miranda House (University of Delhi) and Master of Social Work from the Delhi School of Social Work.

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Acting

Nandita Das started her acting career with a theatre group called Jana Natya Manch. She taught at the Rishi Valley School.

She is best known for her performances in Deepa Mehta Films Fire, Earth alongside Aamir Khan, Bawander (directed by Jagmohan Mundhra)...
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