Tannishtha Chatterjee

Actress

Tannishtha Chatterjee

Tannishtha Chatterjee

The National award winning Indian film actress is best known for the British film Brick Lane (2007). For her work, she has won a British Independent Film award and has also earned critical acclaim for her work in India which include many roles in parallel cinema.

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21 March 2014Jal
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Biography

The National award winning Indian film actress is best known for the British film Brick Lane (2007). For her work, she has won a British Independent Film award and has also earned critical acclaim for her work in India which include many roles in parallel cinema. Tannishtha was born into a Bengali Hindu family in Pune. Her father was a business executive while her mother was a professor of political science. Her family moved around the globe before finally settling down in Delhi. Chatterjee earned a degree in chemistry from Delhi University before enrolling at the National School of Drama. She then made a name for herself by working with renowned theatre directors in India and Europe. Tannishtha made her debut with the National award winning film Swaraj (2003). Her role in the film propelled her career, and she continued to work in Indie films such as Hava Aney Dey (2004), Road Movie (2010), Dekh Indian Circus (2013), and Bhopal (2013). Dekh Indian Circus also won the audience's’ choice awards at the Busan International Film Festival and earned her the National Film Award. In 2013, her film, Monsoon Shootout was selected for the Cannes Film festival. She also acted in the Bengali film, Bibar (2006), which won her the best actress award at the Osian film festival. In recent times, she was seen in the films I Love New Year (2015) and Gour Hari Dastaan (2015). Her upcoming films include Angry Indian Goddesses (2015), Roughbook (2015), Parched (2015), Unindian (2015) and Monsoon Shootout (2016). Internationally, Chatterjee has received acclaim for her performances in Brick Lane (2007) and Anna Karenina (2012). Brick Lane also added to her list of awards a British Independent Film Award for the best actress. In addition to acting, she is a trained Hindustani classical vocalist, and has sung for many of her films and has performed at the Royal Opera House in London with composer Jocelyn Pook. She has also served as a member of the jury for the 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Award.

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