Nandita Das has acted in more than 40 films in 10 different languages. She directed her first film, Firaaq, in 2008. She was on the jury of Cannes Film Festival twice, among others. She has been conferred the ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ by the French Government. Nandita has been a strong advocate of social issues and is currently working on the life and works of Saadat Hasan Manto.