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Educational Qualifications
B.A. (Hons) in Geography, Miranda House, Delhi University- 1st Division
M.A. in Social Work, Delhi School of Social Work, Delhi University- 1st Division

Film Credits

Films Character Director Language Year
I AM Afia Onir Hindi 2010
Netpac Award for the best in Asian cinema at the International Film Festival of Kerala '2010
Vancouver International Film Festival (Canadian Premier) oct.'2010
Cinema of the World Film Festival, Amsterdam 2011
Durban International Film Festival, South Africa 2011
Guggenheim Berlin' 2010
NAALU PENNUNGAL
(FOUR WOMEN)
Kamakshi Adoor Gopalakrishnan Malayalam 2007
Toronto International Film Festival 2007 (Premiere)
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2008
RAMCHAND PAKISTANI Champa Mehreen Jabbar Urdu 2007
Tribeca Film Festival (Premiere)
BITS & PIECES
(To be released)
Kusum Manmohan Mahapatra Hindi 2006
BEFORE THE RAINS
 
Sajani Santosh Sivan English/ Malayalam 2006
Toronto International Film Festival 2007 (Premiere)
Pusan Film Festival 2007
Dubai Film Festival 2008
Houston Film Festival 2008
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2008
PROVOKED Radha Dalal Jagmohan Mundhra English 2006
Palm Springs Film Festival, 2007
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2007
KAMLI Kamli KNT Sastry Telugu 2006
11th Pusan International Film Festival of South Korea, 2006 Brisbane International Film Festival in Australia, 2006
Third Eye 5th Asian Film Festival, 2006
PODOKKHEP  (FOOTSTEPS) Megha Suman Ghosh Bengali 2006
Vancouver Film Festival, 2006 (Premiere)
Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, NY 2006
42nd Karlovy Vary Film Festival, 2007
MAATI MAAY
(A GRAVE -KEEPER'S TALE)
Chandi Chitra Palekar Marathi 2006
Toronto Film Festival, 2006 (Premiere)
London Film Festival, 2006 (Premiere)
Madrid International Film Festival, 2007 (Best Actress)
VISHWATHULASI Tulasi Sumathy Ram Tamil 2004
World Fest Houston International Film Festival, 2005 (Golden Special Jury Award)
Zanzibar International Film Festival, 2005
Montreal World Film Festival, 2005
14th Annual St. Louis International Film Festival, 2005
KAGAAR Aditi N. Chandra Hindi 2003
EK DIN 24 GHANTE Sameera Anant Balani Hindi 2003
SUPARI Mamta Padam Kumar Hindi 2003
BAS YUN HI Veda Raja Menon Hindi 2002
SHUBHO MAHURAT Mallika Rituporno Ghosh Bengali 2002
International Film Festival of India, 2003
49th National Film Festival, 2002 (Best Bengali film)
2nd International Film Festival of Bangladesh, 2003
AMAR BHUVAN
(MY WORLD)
Sakina Mrinal Sen Bengali 2002
Locarno Film Festival, 2002 (Premiere)
Cairo Film Festival, 2002 (Best Actress Award)
2nd International Film Festival of Bangladesh, 2003
AZHAGI Dhanalakshmi Thangar Bachan Tamil 2001
KANNAKI
 
Kannagi Jayraj Malayalam 2001
7th International Festival, Thiruvananthapuram, 2002
KANNATHIL MUTTHA
MITTHAL
(A PECK ON THE CHEEK)
Shyama Mani Ratnam Tamil 2001
Toronto Film Festival, 2002 (Premiere)
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003
Jerusalem Film Festival, 2003 (Best Feature)
Los Angeles Indian Film Festival, 2003 (Audience Award-Best Feature)
Zimbabwe International Film Festival, 2003
River Run International Film Festival, 2004 (Audience Award-Best Feature)
CHARU, DAUGHTERS
OF THIS CENTURY
Cairo Film Festival, 2001 (Premiere)
Charu Tapan Sinha Hindi 2001
PITAAH Paro Mahesh Manjrekar Hindi 2001
DHAAD
(To be released)
Monghi Paresh Naik Gujarati 2000
LAL SALAAM Rupi
(Alias Chandrakka)
Gagan Bihari Borate Hindi 2000
EK ALAG MAUSAM Aparna KP Sasi Hindi 2000
International Film Festival in Mumbai, 2000
AKS Supriya Rakesh Mehra Hindi 2000
BAWANDAR
(SANDSTORM)
Sanwari Jagmohan Mundhra Hindi 2000
London Film Festival 2000 (Premiere)
Santa Monica Film Festival, 2001 (Best Actress)
San Jose International Film Festival, 2001 (Audience Choice-Best Film)
Bermuda International Film Festival, 2001 (Audience Choice-Best Film)
Houston International Film Festival, 2001 (Special Jury Award-Best Foreign Language Film)
Zanzibar International Film Festival, 2001 (Special Jury Award-Best Film)
Karachi International Film Festival, 2001 (Audience Choice-Best Film)
PUNARADHIVASAM Shalini VK Prakash Malayalam 1999
Atlantic Film Festival (Best Foreign Feature Film)
Hawaii & Milan International Film Festivals (Premiere)
DEVEERI Deveeri Kavita Lankesh Kannada 1999
London & Cairo Film Festivals, 2000 (Premiere)
5th International Film Festival, Kerala, 2000
44th London Film Festival, 2000
24th Cairo Film Festival, 2000
3rd Mumbai International Film Festival,2000
9th Asian Women’s Film Festival, 2001
30th Rotterdam Film Festival, 2001
3rd Festival Du Film Asiatique De Deauville, France, 2001
3rd Jeonju Film Festival, Korea, 2001
50th Melbourne Film Festival, 2001
Copenhagen Film Festival, Denmark, 2001
Durban Film Festival
HARI BHARI Afsaana Shyam Benegal Hindi 1999
National Awards, 1999 (Best film on family welfare)
Jakarta International Film Festival, 2000
Ninth Annual Asian Woman Film Festival, 2004
SHAPNER SHANDHANE   Ashok Vishwanathan Bengali 1999
ROCKFORD
 
Lilly Vegas Nagesh Kukunoor English 1999
Cinefan Film Festival, 1999
Austin Film Festival, 1999
BISWA PRAKASH Anjali Susant Misra Oriya 1998
EARTH Shanta Deepa Mehta Hindi 1998
Toronto Film Festival, 1998
Le Prix Premiere du Public Panasia Film Festival Paris, 1999
Karlovy Vary Film Festival, 1999
Auckland Film Festival, 1999
JANMADINAM Sarasu Suma Josson Malayalam  
HAZAAR CHAURASI KI MAA Nandini Mitra Govind Nihalani Hindi 1998
National Award, 1997 (Best Hindi Film)
International Film Festival of India- New Delhi, 1997
50th Human Rights Film Festival- Brussels, 1998
Palm Springs International Film Festival, 1999
FIRE
 
Sita Deepa Mehta Hindi/ English 1996
Toronto Film Festival, 1996
New York Film Festival, 1996
Singapore International Film Festival, 1997
EK THI GOONJA Goonja Bappa Ray Hindi 1995
International Film Festival of India 1995

Short Films

Films Character Director Language Year
SAAYE Maya Mehreen Jabbar Urdu/
English
2005
INDO-PAK SHORT MUSIC FILM Young Widow Saquib Malik   2004
FLEETING BEAUTY Seema Virginia Pitts English 2003
SAANJH Young mother Sabrina Dhawan Hindi 1999

Theatre credits
 
Play Writer Director
Between The Lines Nandita Das Nandita Das
Gates to India Song Marguerite Duras Eric Vigner
HEADS YA TAILS Prashant Dalvi Chandrakant Kulkarni
THE SPIRIT OF ANNE FRANK Improvised Roysten Abel
MOTERAM KA SATYAGRAH Premchand Habib Tanveer
EQUUS Peter Shaffer Barry John
Performed several street
plays on important social issues.
Jan Natya Manch Safdar Hashmi

Directed

FIRAAQ Feature Film Directorial debut feature. It is an ensemble film that deals with the impact of sectarian violence on human psyche and relationships. (2008)
EDUCATION SPOTS PSA's Three 60sec. public interest spots, shot on 35mm for UNICEF and the Social Initiatives Group of the ICICI. (2003)
RAINWATER HARVESTING PSA's A 90 sec. public interest spot, shot on 35mm for the Centre for Science & Environment. (2002)
IMPRINT IN CLAY Documentary Film A 30min. documentary shot on Video on Sardar Gurcharan Singh, pioneer of Indian Studio pottery. (1997)

Social Work Experience

  • Advocacy work for many issues with various NGO's.
     
  • Talks in various Universities, NGOs and social forums, both in India and abroad, regarding issues of social concern
     
  • Worked with Civil Society Organizations on issues of Women, Children and Human Rights.
     
  • Worked on an Indo-Pak peace initiative – Beyond boundaries – cricket for peace
     
  • Nominated as a Spokesperson for (UNDP) United Nations Development Programme
     
  • Member of the South Asians for Human Rights (SAHAR)
     
  • Worked in Alarippu, a voluntary organization as a trainer for conducting workshops for children and teachers, in the field of theatre and education
     
  • Worked as the project and area coordinator in Ankur, a non-governmental organization working with women in slums of Delhi.