Nandita Das the dusky beauty is determined to make a mark in quality films. She has come into her own, with her kind of talent and choosy nature. She is the daughter of painter Jatin Das.
She has debut in Hindi cinema with a controversy film Fire in 1998, which was based on a lesbian relationship. She says that the scenes and situations in Fire were not created to titillate. Rather, she clarifies that the character in Fire enters a lesbian relationship only due to circumstances. The young actress says she has no regrets doing the film.
After that she has done many Art and Commercial Hindi films. In 1998 her another film was Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa. Then in 1999 Rockford and 1947 Earth opposite Aamir Khan and Rahul Khanna, which was also a contrversial film. Hari Bhari in 2000 and Bawandar in 2001.
From Fire to Earth she then goes on to deal with her reflection in Rakesh Mehra’s Aks in 2001. Some feel that it is a deliberate effort on her part to get into mainstream cinema. But she is insistent that there is much more substance to her decisions, something we call instinct and gut. Her talent, her attitude and her belief in herself, and the work she does, are the surviving elements that have helped the actress surpass the limitations of a petty mind and claustrophobic thinking.
In 2002 Lal Salaam and Pitaah. In 2003 she had done a negative role in Supari. The other films were Ek Din 24 Ghante and Bus Yun Hi.
Awards Received By Nandita Das
- 2000 45th Filmfare Awards 1947 Earth Best Debut Won
- 2001 Santa Monica Film Festival Bawander Best Actress Won
- 2002 Cairo International Film Festival Amaar Bhuvan Best Actress Won
- 2002 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Kannathil Muthamittal Special Prize Won
- 2006 Nandi Awards Kamli Best Actress Won
- 2007 Madrid International Film Festival Maati Maay (A Grave-keeper’s Tale) Best Actress Won
- 2013 60th Filmfare awards (South) Neerparavai Best Supporting actor
Films Done By Nandita Das
- 1989 Parinati Prakash Jha Hindi
- 1995 Ek Thi Goonja Goonja Bappa Ray Hindi
- 1996 Fire Sita Deepa Mehta English
- 1998 1947 Earth Shanta, the Ayah Deepa Mehta Hindi Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
- 1999 Deveeri Deveeri (Akka) Kavita Lankesh Kannada
- 2000 Hari-Bhari Afsana Shyam Benegal Hindi
- 2001 Aks Supriya Verma Rakesh Mehra Hindi
- 2001 Daughters of the Century Charu Tapan Sinha Hindi
- 2002 Aamaar Bhuvan Sakina Mrinal Sen Bengali Best Actress at Cairo Film Festival
- 2003 Ek Alag Mausam Aparna Verma KP Sasi Hindi
- 2003 Bas Yun Hi Veda Raja Menon Hindi
- 2003 Supari Mamta Sikri Padam Kumar Urdu
- 2003 Shubho Mahurat Mallika Sen Rituporno Ghosh Bengali
- 2003 Kagaar: Life on the Edge Aditi N Chandra Hindi
- 2004 Ek Din 24 Ghante Sameera Dutta KP Sasi Hindi
- 2004 Vishwa Thulasi Sita Sumathy Ram Tamil
- 2005 Fleeting Beauty Indian woman English
- 2006 Maati Maay Chandi Chitra Palekar Marathi Madrid International Film Festival (2007), Best Actress
- 2007 Before the Rains Sajani Santosh Sivan English,Malayalam
- 2008 Ramchand Pakistani Champa Mehreen Jabbar Urdu Pakistani film
- 2011 I Am Afia Onir Hindi
- 2012 Neerparavai Esther Seenu Ramaswamy Tamil Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Tamil
- 2014 Rastres de Sàndal Mina English,Catalan
- 2017 Khamosh! Adalat Jaari Hai Leela Benare Ritesh Menon Hindi
- 2018 Dhaad Monghi Paresh Naik Gujarati shot in 2001
- 2019 Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai Soumitra Ranade Hindi