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Name  Nandita Roy
Role  Film-maker
Spouse  Nitish Roy (m. 1977)

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Born  3 April 1955 (age 60) (1955-04-03) bombay, India
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter
Movies  Alik Sukh, Icche, Muktodhara, Ramdhanu, Bela Seshe
Similar People  Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Sohini Sengupta, Debshankar Haldar, Swatilekha Sengupta, Kharaj Mukherjee

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Nandita Roy (born April 3, 1955) is an Indian filmmaker and screenwriter. She made her directorial debut with the film Icche (2011) along with her co-director Shiboprosad Mukherjee. The two have also directed Accident, Muktodhara, Alik Sukh, Ramdhanu, Bela Seshe, Praktan and Posto. She has been a part of several projects and has worked with many renowned directors.


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Early life

Nandita Roy was born on April 3, 1955 at Mumbai. She attended high school at St. Joseph's Convent High School in the suburb of Vile Parle, and is an economics graduate of Parle College. She began work as a primary schoolteacher in St. Joseph's Convent. She later studied for her postgrad in economics from University of Mumbai, Kalina. She married Nitish Roy in 1977.


Roy began her professional career in 1978, as a glove-puppet operator and co-director on Agadoom-Bagadoom, a short puppet film for children. Through the 1980s and 1990s, Roy built up a broad resume in various films, working as an assistant editor, assistant director, set dresser, research assistant, and scriptwriter, learning many sides of the business.

Roy moved to television and became responsible for ETV Network's first nonfiction and fiction production house, and was the creative and administrative manager of their Bengali-language channel. She created 19 original nonfiction programs for the network, including the first Bengali women's magazine program, Sreemoti. Roy also started a series of one-hour television films by well-known directors.

Roy started Windows Productions with Shiboprosad Mukherjee. Together they produced programs for many channels:

  • Tara Bangla – Benudir Ranna Ghar, Ki Chai Aaj Ke Taka Na Sona
  • Zee Bangla – Naari, Kaane Kaane, Ilish E Parbon, Oder Bolte Dao, Shanai, Bangla Bolche, Cadre No. 1
  • E-TV Bangla – Ritur Mela Jhoom Tara Ra Ra, Aajker Mushkil Assan, Pujor Caravan, Pochishe Baisakh (Anondo Dhwani Jagao Gagane), Modhukar Manjiro Baje, Chandalika (dance drama), Shyama (dance drama), Shapmochan (dance drama), Mayar Khela (dance drama), Mahanayika (live event), Megastar, Saath pake bandha, Ebong Rituporno, Jobab chai jobab dao, Saaf Kotha, Janata Express, Barishaler Bor Kolkatar kone, Prothoma
  • E-TV Bihar, UP, MP, Rajasthan – Koi Kisise Kam Nahin, Galiyon Ka Raja
  • Aakash Bangla – Swarga Live, Siddhel Chor, Kailash Prem, Swapno Sundari
  • Tara Muzik – Anjali, Gitanjali, Gitobitan, Ganer Tori, Cholti Haoa, World of DJs, Dhitang Dhitang Bole, Cinemar Gaan
  • N-TV (Bangladesh) – Ke Korbe Baaji Maat
  • Channel–I (Bangladesh) – Modhukar Manjiro Baje, music videos
  • 24 Ghanta – Aajker Naari
  • Doordarshan Kendra–Kolkata – Bouma, Dakbabu
  • Rupashi Bangla – Dance pe chance (season 1 and 2)
  • Filmography as director and screenplay writer

    Praktan was the highest-grossing Bengali film of 2016 and swept the West Bengal Film Journalist Awards including Most Popular Film. Bela Seshe and Icche also had highly-successful theatrical runs of 250 and 125 days, respectively. Many of her films met with critical acclaim. Icche was screened at the Indian Panorama Film Festival, Accident was selected for the International Film Festival of Kerala, and Alik Sukh premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The National Film Archive of India accepted Icche as part of their collection for cultural and educational purposes. Icche, Muktodhara and Ramdhanu were included in the BEd curriculum of Visva-Bharati University. Icche and Muktodhara have also been used by the Certificate Course on Legal and Psychological Counselling for Women in Distress.


  • Anandalok Award 2012 – Best Film for Muktodhara
  • Filmfare Award (East) 2014 – Best Direction for the film Alik Sukh
  • Indian Business Film Awards 2016 to Praktan
  • References

    Nandita Roy Wikipedia

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