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Nandana Dev Sen

Actor, writer, and child-rights activist

Nandana Dev Sen is an actor, writer, and child-rights activist. After studying literature at Harvard and filmmaking at USC, she worked as a book editor, a screenwriter, a model, a poetry translator, and as Princess Jasmine in Disneyland.

Nandana grew up in India, England, and America, and has acted in over 20 feature films from all three continents (and in multiple languages). As an ambassador and advocate, Nandana works closely with children (and grown-ups) at Operation Smile, RAHI (India's first organization for survivors of child sexual abuse), and UNICEF, to promote child protection and to fight against child abuse. Nandana frequently writes for newspapers and journals, has translated her mother Nabaneeta Dev Sen's book of poems Make Up Your Mind, and is the author of two children's books, Mambi and the Forest Fire and Kangaroo Kisses. Nandana lives in Kolkata, New York and London, and loves to eat, bike, rhyme, dance, and argue.

Here are the links to her books:

Mambi and the Forest Fire

Kangaroo Kisses

Make Up Your Mind