, Delhi, India
Nandita Das 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.
Nandita 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 Post Graduation from the Delhi School of Social Work.
In 2002, Nandita married long-time boyfriend Saumya Sen. The couple established `Leapfrog`, an advertising organization geared towards making socially conscious ad films. The couple divorced in 2009. After dating Subodh Maskara, an industrialist based out of Mumbai for a couple of months, she married him on January 2, 2010 and moved to Mumbai. Nandita and Maskara had a baby boy named Vihaan on 11 August 2010.