Nandita Das: Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Caste, Husband, Son, Net Worth

Nandita Das: Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Caste, Husband, Son, Net Worth, Family, Son, Kids, Movies, Weight, Hometown, Parents, Father: Nandita Das is a  well-known actress, director, and filmmaker from India. She is working in the Indian Entertainment Industry since 1989 and has been part of films in English and several Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, etc. Born to her parents on November 7, 1969, she is 53 years old as of March 2023. The award-winning Indian filmmaker has been in the news lately for her upcoming film Zwigato starring Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami as the leads.

Nandita Das

Nandita Das Birth and Family

The popular Indian actress cum filmmaker, Nandita Das was born to her parents on November 7, 1969, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She was born in an Odia family to her father Jatin Das, who is a painter, and her mother, Varsha Das, who is a writer. However, the family later moved to Delhi where Nandita spent most of her childhood. Besides them, she also has a brother named Siddhartha Das who works as a Creative Designer.

Nandita Das Education

In terms of her education, Nadita completed her schooling at the Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in New Delhi. Later, she went to the Miranda House College of the University of Delhi. There she received her bachelor’s degree in Geography. Afterward, she took admission to the Delhi School of Social Work of Delhi University to complete her Master of Social Work.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui with Manto's Director

Nandita Das Career


As an actor, Nandita has worked in films in several languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Odia, Kannada, and Marathi. Making her film debut with 1989’s Hindi-film, Parinati, she is best known for her portrayal in Fire, Earth, Bawandar, Kannathil Muthamittal, and Naali Pennungal. In her career till now, she has worked with renowned directors like Mani Ratnam, Deepa Mehta, and Mrinal Sen.


Nandita directed her first-ever film titled Firaaq in 2008. It starred actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tisca Chopra, and several others. It got featured in various film festivals and has won a total of 20 awards. After a decade, she directed her second film Manto in 2018. It was a biographical drama based on the life of Sadat Hasan Manto starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the protagonist. Prior to this, she directed a short film titled ‘In Defence of Freedom’. In 2019, she directed a Hindi music video, ‘India’s Got Colour’. Her latest directorial work is a Hindi-language full-length film, Zwigato. It stars famous comedian Kapil Sharma and actress Shahana Goswami. The film is all set to release on March 17, 2023.

Social Work and Other Works

Being a Social Work graduate, Nandita has worked to spread awareness against HIV/AIDS and violence against women. Furthermore, she has served as the Chairperson of the Children’s Film Society of India. Besides this, she has given a voice narrator for ‘Under the Banyan’ and ‘The Story of My Experiments With Truth’. She has also written, directed, and produced a 7-minute short film, ‘Listen to Her’ on increased domestic violence and overburdening on women during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

Nandita with her ex-husband Subodh Maskara

Nandita Das Awards and Achievements

  • Filmfare Award for Best Debut for 1947 Earth (2000)
  • Best Actress Award for Bawander at Santa Monica Film Festival (2001)
  • Special Prize in Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
  • Best Actress Award for Amaar Bhuvan at Cairo International Film Festival (2002)
  • Nandi Award for Best Actress for Kamli (2006)
  • Best Actress Award for Maati Maay (A Grave-Keeper’s Tale) at Madrid International Film Festival (2007)
  • Asian Festival of First Films’s Best Film Award for Firaaq (2008)
  • Best Film Award for Firaaq at Kara Film Festival (2009)
  • Special Jury Award for Firaaq at International Film Festival of Kerala (2009)
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival’s Special Prize (Everyday Life: Transcendence or Reconciliation Award) for Firaaq (2009)
  • Filmfare Award’s Special Award for Firaaq (2010)
  • Asia Pacific Screen Award for FIAPF (Films in the Asia Pacific region) for Manto (2018)
  • Honoured with Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Letters (2011)
  • Bhartiya Manavata Vikas Puraskar by Power Brands (2018)

Nandita Das Husband and Kids

As far as her personal life is concerned, Nandita got married to a man named Saumya Sen in 2002. However, they divorced in the year 2007. A few years later, on January 2, 2010, she again got married to a Mumbai-based industrialist, Subodh Maskara. but divorced in 2017. The couple together has a son named Vihaan.

Nandita Das with her son

Nandita Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Das is a 5 feet and 2 inches tall woman. In addition to this, she weighs about 50 kilograms which accounts for 110 pounds. In terms of her appearance, she has a slightly dark complexion with black hair and black-colored eyes.

Nandita Das Religion, Caste, Nationality, and Net Worth

The 53-year-old actor-director does not follow any religion and thus is an atheist. Moreover, being born and raised in India, Nandita is an Indian national. Furthermore, she has an estimated net worth of approximately $10 million as per the information available.

Nandita Social Media

As of March 2023, she has 123 thousand followers with 528 posts on her Instagram account. On her Twitter account, she follows 86 people and has 120.3 thousand followers with 6903 tweets. In addition to this, she also has a verified official page on Facebook on which she has 418 thousand of followers.

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Nandita Das Information Table



Nandita Das 

Known as   Nandita Das
Gender   Female
Profession   Actor and Director
Height (approx.)   in centimeters – 158 cm

meters – 1.58 m

feet & inches – 5 ft 2 in

Weight (approx.)   in kilograms – 50 kg

in pounds – 110 lbs

Figure Measurements   33-25-34
Eye Colour   Black
Hair Colour   Black
Date of Birth   November 7, 1969
Age (as of 2022)   53 years
Birth Place   Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign   Scorpio
Nationality   Indian
Hometown   Delhi India
School   Sardar Patel Vidyalaya
College/University   Miranda House, University of Delhi

Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi

Educational Qualification   Master of Social Work
Religion   Atheist
Ethnicity   Not Known
Caste   Not Known
Current Address   Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Hobbies/Interests   Not Known
Marital Status   Divorced
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends   Subodh Maskara (Now Ex)
Sexuality   Straight
Parents   Father: Jatin Das

Mother: Varsha Das

Siblings   Brother: Siddhartha Das
Husband/Spouse   Saumya Sen (2022 to 2007)

Subodh Maskara (2010 to 2017) 

Children   Son: Vihaan

Daughter: None

Net Worth   Approximately $10 Million

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Nandita 

  • To date Nadita has given three TEDx Talks, ‘A Mother’s Journey With Anger’ in 2019, ‘The Biggest Hypocrisy of Our Times’ in 2016, and ‘Transformation in Education’ in 2011.
  • Before entering into films, she was part of a street theatre group called ‘Jana Natya Manch’.
  • Her directorial debut film ‘Firaaq’ received a total of 20 awards.
  • Nandita was a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 and 2013.
  • In 2014, she became a Yale World Fellow.


1. How tall is Nandita Das?

Nandita is 5 feet and 2 inches tall.

2. When is Nandita Das’s Birthday?

Nandita celebrates her birthday on November 7. She was born in the year 1969.

3. What is the caste of Nandita Das?

This information is not available at the moment.

4. Who is the father of Nandita Das?

Das was born to her father Jatin Das and his wife Varsha Das.

5. Is Nandita Das married?

No Nadita is currently not married to anyone. However, she has been married twice in the past.

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