Nandita Das was born on 7th November 1969 in Mumbai, Maharashtra state. She attended Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi, Miranda House, New Delhi and Delhi School of Social Work. She holds Masters Degree in Social Work.
She started her acting career with a theatre group named Jana Natya Manch. Her film debut was with Bollywood film Parinati in 1986, she rose to fame after appearing in Fire co-starring Shabana Azmi. Her next film 1947 Earth won her Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance.
Nandita Das subsequently appeared in numerous award winning films like Biswaprakash, Punaradhivasam, Hari-Bhari, Bawandar, Aamar Bhuvan, Kamli etc. After decades of acting experience she made her directorial debut in 2008 with multilingual film Firaaq which won several prestigious awards including Best Film and Best Screenplay award at Asian Festival of First Films.
Nandita Das family members’ names and photos
She was born to Jatin Das, an Indian painter and Varsha, a writer.
She married Saumya Sen in 2002 and they founded an ad agency focusing on socially conscious themes. The couple broke up in 2009.
Husband and children [1 son]
She dated Mumbai based industrialist Subodh Maskara for few months and married him on 2nd January 2010, the couple gave birth to a son named Vihaan on 11th August 2010.