Tannishtha Chatterjee in Lion

Multi award-winning actress Tannishtha Chatterjee gained international attention for her performance in Sarah Gavron’s celebrated feature Brick Lane, which saw her nominated as Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards alongside Judi Dench and Anne Hathaway.

Tannishtha had two films selected for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Pan Nalin’s Angry Indian Goddesses and Parched, and also in 2015 Island City was selected for the Venice Film Festival. She has also appeared in Academy Award®- winning German director Florian Gallenberger’s Shadows of Time, Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina and Bombay Summer for which she received the Best Actress award at the New York Indian Film Festival.

Tannishtha’s critically acclaimed performance in Dekh Indian Circus saw her receive Best Actress awards in a number of film festivals including India's National Film Award. She also appeared in Monsoon Shootout, which premiered at a midnight screening in Official Selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Tannishtha also starred in the recently released Siddharth, which was in Official Selection at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, amongst others.

She also appeared in the film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain with Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn and Rapjal Yadav, and in Unindian alongside Brett Lee.