Bio: Nandita Das (born 7 November 1969) is an Indian film actress and director. She has acted in more than 30 feature films in 10 different languages. She was acclaimed for her performances in Fire (1996), Earth (1998), Bawandar (2000), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Azhagi, also a National Award winning Kamli (2006) in Telugu and Before The Rains (2007). Firaaq, her directorial debut feature film, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2008, and has traveled to more than 50 festivals, winning more than 20 awards. She has been on the jury of Cannes Film Festival, amomg others, twice (2005 and 2013). She was awarded the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France for her contribution towards arts. Nandita Das was the first Indian to be inducted into the International Women's Forum's Hall of Fame for her contributions to the arts.
Born: 7 November 1969 (age 48), Mumbai
Parents: Jatin Das, Varsha Das
Spouse: Subodh Maskara (m. 2010), Saumya Sen (m. 2002–2009)