Nandana Dev Sen
Nandana Dev Sen
Children's Book Author
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Nandana Dev Sen is an award-winning actor, writer, and child-rights activist. After studying English Literature at Harvard and filmmaking at USC, she worked as a book editor, a screenwriter, a script doctor, a poetry translator, a short film maker, 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 RAHI (India's first organization for survivors of child sexual abuse), Apne Aap (ends sex-trafficking by providing education and preventing intergenerational prostitution), Mission Smile (transforms lives of children with cranio-facial deformities), and UNICEF (Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children), to promote child protection and to fight against child abuse.

Nandana is the author of six children's books, In My Heart (Penguin Random House, 2019), The Monkey Who Wanted to Fly (Italian: La scimmietta che voleva volare, Fetrinelli Kids, 2018), Talky Tumble of Jumble Farm (Penguin Random House, 2017), Not Yet! (Tulika Books, 2017), Kangaroo Kisses (Otter-Barry Books, 2016), and Mambi and the Forest Fire (Puffin, 2016), as well as Youthquake, a fiction series for young adults (published in The Wire, The Telegraph, and Youth Ki Awaaz). She frequently writes for newspapers and journals, and has edited and co-authored a bilingual a book of her translations of her mother Nabaneeta Dev Sen's Bengali poetry, Make Up Your  Mind. Nandana lives in New York, London, and Kolkata, and loves to eat, bike, rhyme, dance, and argue.

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