Tannishtha Chatterjee is a Bengali Indian actress who has worked in India and Europe with well-known Indian and international directors. She is often referred by the Indian Media as the Princess of Parallel Cinema.
Her first film â€˜Swarajâ€™ won a National Film Award.
Tannishtha’s performance in the German film, â€˜Shadows of Timeâ€™ earned her critical acclaim. It took her to international film festivals like Toronto and Berlin. Thereafter she did an Indo-French film, â€˜Let the Wind Blowâ€™. The film was directed by Partho Sengupta and won in the best film category at the Durban International Film Festival.
Tannishtha acted in various films like â€˜Stringsâ€™, â€˜Kasturiâ€™ and Bengali film â€˜Bibarâ€™ for which she won the best actress in 2006 Osian Film Festival and the 2007 BFJA awards.
Her work in the British film Brick Lane directed by Sarah Gavron gave her international exposure and recognition. She was nominated for the British Independent Film Awards as the best actress for Brick Lane along with actresses like Judi Dench, Anne Hathaway.
Tannishtha is a Trained Hindustani Classical Vocalist she has also sung for movies like “Page 3”, “Road” and her own movies.