Nandana Sen

Nandana Sen

Nandana Sen, is a writer, actor and child-rights activist, and is the author of six books, translated into 15 languages across the world. Nandana grew up in India, England and America, and has starred in over twenty films from four continents. After studying literature at Harvard and filmmaking at U.S.C., Nandana worked as a book editor, a poetry translator, a screenwriter, a script doctor, an advocate for child protection, and as Princess Jasmine in Disneyland. Hall, Oxford. He was awarded a D.Phil in Modern History by the University of Oxford in 1981.

Nandana has worked with young people since her school days, and loves to find new ways of sharing her stories. Her interactive readings have been loved across the world – from literary festivals like Jaipur, Hay, Dhaka, Galle, and Imagine, to schools in London, Delhi, Boston, New York and Tbilisi; from bookstores in India, England, America, and China, to hospitals and orphanages in Asia, Africa and Europe. As Ambassador, Nandana works closely with children and grown-ups in RAHI, Apne Aap, Operation Smile and UNICEF, to fight against child abuse. Nandana has served on the jury of diverse committees, from numerous international film festivals to public hearings organized by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.