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Aparna Sen

Director, Actor, Screenwriter

Aparna Sen is one of India's greatest actor-writer-directors, known for her frank and honest portrayal of women's experiences primarily in Bengali cinema. She began her career as a child actor in the legendary director Satyajit Ray's classic Teen Kanya (1961), and soon established herself as India's strongest female cinema powerhouses with several internationally acclaimed features such as 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Paroma (1984), Yugant (1995), Paromitar Ek Din (2000), and more. Not only is she the recipient of nine National Film Awards, but she was also honoured with Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award in 1987 for her contributions to the artform.

Her most recent hard-hitting feature The Rapist (2021) starring Arjun Rampal and Konkona Sen Sharma will close the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022.