Nandita Das wears many hats of an actor, director, social activist and a theatre artist. She has acted in over 30 feature films in 10 different languages and all eminent directors. Firaaq, first directorial venture has won accolades & awards all over India and International.
She has been on the jury of Cannes Film Festival twice (2005 & 2013),among others.
The French Government conferred her with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dansl'Ordredes Arts et des Lettres), their prestigious civilian award. In 2011 Nandita Das was the first Indian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Women’s Forum.
She was the Chairperson of the Children’s Film Society, India, where she made many big and small changes to revamp the organization.
Nandita has written, directed and acted in the play, Between the Lines that deals with gender inequalities. The play has garnered a lot of praise from both, critics and audiences and has been traveling to many cities across the country.