Indian American actress and model Nandita Chandra recently won awards for “I-Pod,” a one-woman show she performed at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the Network One Act Festival and United Solo.
In “I-Pod,” Chandra played a New York City artist posing as an environmentalist who struggles to survive two months on an Eco-Barge in order to compete for a Guggenheim grant and come to terms with her father’s legacy.
Born in New Delhi, Chandra began her performing career as a television anchor for Channel [V] and is reportedly the first Indian woman to be accepted into the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School’s MFA acting program. She is an active member of the Off Broadway Irish Repertory Theatre, and her recent performances for the company include “Edible Woman” and “Anastasia,” said a spokesperson.
Her list of credits also includes several films in India, including “Chehere” (2003), “Red, Black and White” (2003), “Red Earth” (2004), “Occasional Twists and Turns” (2004) and “Going Up” (2007). Her American credits include the short film “Blow Up” (2012) and two television series: “White Collar” (USA Networks) and “Taxi Brooklyn.” Chandra was also featured in the print ad campaign for Incredible India.