Tannishtha Chatterjee is an Indian film actress. She is best known for her performance in the British film Brick Lane (2007), the film adaptation of Monica Ali’s best selling novel of the same name. She was nominated for the British Independent Film Awards as the best actress for Brick Lane. Her other notable roles have been in Academy Award-winning German director Florian Gallenberger’s film Shadows of Time,
Chatterjee was in the jury of the 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. STannishtha appeared in Joe Wright’s film Anna Karenina (2012). Her film Dekh Indian Circus won the audiences choice award in Busan International Film Festival. She won the National Film Award for the same film amongst other awards.Her film Monsoon Shootout was in official selection at the 66th Cannes film festival. Her Canadian film Siddharth was in official selection at the 70th Venice Film Festival and the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. She is the only Indian actress whose films have been selected in three of the major international film festivals in the same year. Her other notable projects are “Parched” directed by Leena Yadav which opened in Toronto, Australian romantic comedy “Unindian” with Brett Lee “Island city” which won the best debut director( Ruchika Oberoi) in Venice and Garth Davies’s film LION co-starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. Her film Angry Indian Goddesses received huge acclaim in Toronto and Rome international film festivals. In March 2016 Tannishtha was given a special award in a ceremony held at the BAFTA sponsored by MasterCard and London Asian Film festival( Tongues On Fire) for her contribution to Asian Cinema. She won the best actress for the film Parched along with 3 other actresses in Festival2valenciennes and Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2016. She was the president of the jury of the prestigious MOOOV film festival in Belgium in 2016. She won the best actress at the Pune International Film Festival 2017 for her role in Dr. Rakhmabai.
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