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Nandana Dev Sen / actress nandana sen 2011-2012

Posted by classiindia on June 11, 2011

Nandana Dev Sen / actress nandana sen 2011-2012

 


Nandana Dev Sen was born on 19th August 1967 in Cambridge, MA to Amartya Sen, a Nobel Prize winning economist and Nabanita Dev Sen, a Bengali writer.
Nandana’s growing up years were spread across India, America and Europe. She was married to Horst Yorgan Rutstch and was dating Madhu Varma, nephew of director Ram Gopal Varma.


Nandana’s very first acting experience was a student adventure, when director Gautam Ghose convinced her to take break from her classes to play the adolescent heroine of his film The Doll, a complex story about an older man’s dual obession with his friend’s young daughter and a ventriloquist’s doll. In 2008 she appeared in the British television series Sharpe, in the episode Sharpe’s Peril.

Nandana was first seen on the Indian screen as Rani Mukherjee’s jealous seventeen-years-old sister in Black, followed by lead roles in Ram Gopal Verma’s My Wife’s Murder and Nitin Manmohan’s Tango Charlie.

Actress Nandana Sen trained at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and Royal Academic of dramatic Art and studied Literature at Harvard University where Nanadana Sen has won John Harvard University Scholarships every year for topping in the class.

Nandana Sen has made her US Film debut as ‘Duri’ in HDnet / Magnolia Films The War Within, which premiered at 2005 Toronto Film Festival.

Actress Nandana Sen chooses roles that are unpredictable and uncompromisingly real and those films that have unique storyline. Nandana Sen has played the role of enigmatic protagonist Maarya in the prize winning Canadian Drama ‘Seducing Maarya’ which earned her a Best Actress Nomination in the Quebec Jutra Awards.

In films as well as Theatre, Nandana Sen’s performances have won her unanimously stunning reviews. In Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai’s repertory, Nandana Sen originated the role of the traumatized protagonist Mala, a victim of Child Sexual Abuse, in Nandana Sen’s Drama in ’30 Days in September’.


Actress Nandana Sen recently completed ‘The Silence’ which is a short feature of Child Sexual Abuse sponsored by UNIFEM. Nandana Sen is UNICEF’s Advocate for Girl Child Protection and Education. Actress Nandana Sen is also the ambassador of NGO RAHI that works for Trauma Childs and Child abuses. Nandana Sen is skillful personnel who masters in five languages, Manipuri Dancer, and a dabbler in Poetry.

Italian filmmaker Italo Spinelli offered Nandana the lead of a tribal woman who’s surreptitiously shot nude by a photographer.

The film is based on Bengali litterateur Mahashweta Devi’s provocative and controversial story Choli Ke Peeche. The role offered to Nandana was pivotal tempting and challenging.

Nandana was sorely tempted. But doing a full-on topless sequence which is a crucial part of the narrative, so soon after Rang Rasiya, was just not on Nandana’s agenda. Nandana made an exception with Ketan Mehta’s film. “Rang Rasiya focuses on the increasing critical topic of censorship of art. Remember what happened in Jehangir art gallery last month?

Ketan’s film deals entirely with the freedom to paint the human figure in its natural beauty.

The emotional drama as well as the political message of the film revolve around one critical and excessively talked- about scene of Sugandha, the muse, having the courage to break the rules of the time to pose for Ravi Varma (Randeep Hooda) and create a masterpiece of art together.”


But having said this, Nandana says no to nudity, no matter how aesthetic. Could the fact that she intends to tie the knot with steady boyfriend Madhu Mantena have something to do with her decision to forego such a plum assignment.

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