Indian actor-director Nandita Das became the first Indian to be inducted into the International Women’s Forum (IWF) International Hall of Fame. She was inducted at a ceremony held on October 28, 2011, at the historic National Building Museum, Washington DC in the presence of women leaders from 70 nations.
The IWF helps connect the world’s eminent women so that they can exchange ideas and promote better leadership for a changing world. Nandita was chosen “for her sustained contributions to the arts and to the world as one of the most gripping cinema arts leaders of our time.”
Nandita Das is known for her performances in Fire (1996), Earth (1998), Bawandar (2000), and Aamaar Bhuvan (2002). Her directorial debut Firaaq (2008) has won a number of national and international awards. She has been awarded the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France for her work.