Nandana Sen or Nandana Dev Sen is a Bollywood actress and the youngest daughter of Nobel Prize and Bharat Ratna winning economist Amartya Sen and Nabaneeta Dev Sen a prominent Bengali author and a Padma Shri award winner from Government of India. Nandana was born on 19 August 1967 in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. She studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Subsequently she studied literature at Harvard University. She had spent most of her life in Europe, Indian and America. She has experience of working in several films of all the three continents she has visited.
Career of Nandana Sen
Sen made her film debut with the movie The Doll and the first debut in Bollywood as Rani Mukhejee's jealous sister in Black. This film was titled as one of the ten best films of 2005, by Time magazine. Her career followed with the critically acclaimed films like My Wife's Murder with Anil Kapoor and multi starrer Tango Charlie directed by Mani Shankar. Her US film debut was in the film 'The War Within' by Magnolia. This film was premiered in 2005, Toronto Film Festival. From 2006 to 2008, Nandana has played the protagonist in eight feature films, shot all across the world.
Nandana next appeared in the upcoming film Rang Rasiya by Ketan Mehta, where she plays the role of an enchantress - a woman is both bold and tender. It is noted that Nandana usually chooses characters that are realistic and unpredictable with unique storylines. Nandana has gained prominence in both films and theatres. Her role of the traumatized protagonist Mala in '30 days in September', performed at the Prithvi Theatreis one of her remarkable evidence showing her acting skills. Other than acting, Nandana is also an accomplished Manipuri dancer.
Filmography of Nandana Sen
2009 The Forest, Kaler Rakhal
2008 Rang Rasiya, The World Unseen, Perfect Mismatch
2007 Strangers, Marigold
2005 The War Within, My Wife's Murder, Tango Charlie, Black
2004 The Miracle: A Silent Love Story
2003 Bokshu, The Myth
1999 Seducing Maarya
1998 The Doll/Gudia
Year Short Feature
2006 The Silence/Chuppee
(Last Updated on : 28-01-2016)
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