Nandana Sen, an actor, writer, and child-rights activist who has worked in over 20 films in various languages around the world.
She recalls her time in the Indian film industry as exciting and one-of-a-kind.
She shot with directors such as Ketan Mehta, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Goutam Ghose.
She decided early in her film career that she wanted to work in the industry in a certain way, while it was not necessarily the method the latter was used to working.
She attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute as well as the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Nandana Sen, an admirer of legendary Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma's works since childhood, believes she was destined to be a part of the film based on the artist's life.
She has also appeared in several successful Bengali films.
She is the Child Protection Ambassador at 'Save the Children India,' emphasises the importance of addressing all aspects of the fight to end child trafficking, child labour, and child marriage.
Her parents are Nobel Laureate economist Amartya Sen and Padma Shri awardee writer and academic Nabaneeta Dev Sen.
She is currently working on her next Mambi series book, a film script set in India at the crossroads of cinema, journalism, and politics, titled 'Mother Tongues.'
Admitting that being raised by two women poets, her mother and grandmother Radharani Debi, was the most profound influence on her outlook.
Nandana mobilised resources to support over 300 children across 25 Sundarbans gram-panchayats in order to safeguard the health and welfare of the most vulnerable children.
Their lives were already torn apart by the deadly combination of COVID-19 and Cyclone Yaas.
Acrobat, a collection of Nabaneeta Dev Sen's poetry, was translated into English by Nandana Sen.
I'll be back on the set soon: Nandana Sen