[box type=”info” size=”large” style=”rounded”]Nandita Das Indian actor , known to world audiences for her critically acclaimed performances in films like Fire, Earth, Before the Rains etc., has been making waves for her directorial debut Firaaq. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to many other festivals across the world. Nandita has performed in over 30 feature films, in ten different languages, with directors of international repute. She did her Masters in Social Work from Delhi University and since then has worked with various NGOs, advocating human rights’ issues. Nandita Das has won many Awards in India and abroad .Her International awards for films include; Best Actress for Bawander – Santa Monica Film Festival (2001), Best Actress for Amar Bhuvan – Cairo Film Festival (2002) Best Actress for Maati Maay – Madrid International Film Festival (2007). Awards for Firaaq: Special award conferred by the Ministry of Culture, Greece- Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2008). Best Film, Best Screenplay and Foreign critics award (the ‘Purple Orchid’) for the Best Film – Asian Festival of First Films, Singapore (2008) Best Editor- Dubai International Film Festival (2008) Special Jury Prize- Kerala International Film Festival (2008) Today it is in recognition of her outstanding merit in Acting and Direction she is being presented by the Hon’ble Speaker the Capital Foundation National Award. [2008][/box]

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