|Other names||Tilotama Shome|
Tillotama Shome (sometimes credited as Tilotama Shome) is an award-winning Indian film actress.
Born in Kolkata, India Shome grew up all over India since her father was with the Indian Air Force. She went to Delhi's Lady Shri Ram College and became a part of Arvind Gaur's Asmita theatre group. She moved to New York in the Autumn of 2004 for a master’s programme in educational theatre at New York University, where she remained until visiting Mumbai on holiday in February 2008. Thereafter, she took up residence in Mumbai and, after completing some outstanding projects in New York, she returned to India in May 2008. In New York, she also taught theatre to third degree murder convicts at a high security US prison.
She played Alice in Mira Nair's feature film, Monsoon Wedding, and played Deepa in Shadows of Time (Schatten der Zeit), directed by Florian Gallenberger. She played a nun in the Australian film, The Waiting City by Claire McCarthy. Italo Spinelli's Gangor, based on Mahashweta Devi's novel had her playing a social worker. She also worked in Qaushiq Mukherjee's Tasher Desh. She played Mrs. Ahmadi in the Hindi political thriller film Shanghai directed by Dibakar Banerjee. About her performance in Shanghai Rediff wrote "Shome created one of this year's most heartbreaking performances in a Hindi film".
Her other roles have included Lara in Little Box of Sweets (directed by Meneka Das), Jaya in Long After (short film, directed by Afia Nathaniel) and Miraal in Butterfly (directed by Tanuj Chopra)
Her performance as a girl who is raised as a boy in Qissa won her the best actress title in the New Horizons Competition of the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF). She shared the title with Norwegian actress Julia Wildschutt. She would be next seen in the film Children Of War, which based upon Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.
|2004||Shadows of Time||Deepa||Bengali|
|2006||Little Box of Sweets||Lara||English|
|2009||Zamir and Preeti: A Love Story||Preeti||English||(short)|
|2009||The Waiting City||Sister Tessila||English|
|2011||Turning 30||Malini Roy||Hindi|
|2013||The Letters||Kavitha Singh||English||(post-production)|
|2013||Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost||Kanwar||Punjabi|
|2014||Children of War|
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013 (2012-06-09). "Alice in thunderland | Culture". Times Crest. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
- Masala is in Mumbai, Mumbai Mirror, 18 May 2008
- "I just want to act: Tillotama Shome - Entertainment - DNA". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
- "Not Just the 'Monsoon Wedding' Girl - Grazia India". Grazia.co.in. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
- "Alice of Monsoon Wedding is back". Indian Express. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
- Priyanka Dasgupta Nov 25, 2011, 12.14PM IST (2011-11-25). "I did sword fighting in Tasher Desh: Tillotama Shome - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
- "Ten Most Memorable Movie Moments Of 2012 - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
- Imdb page on Little Box of Sweets
- Little Box of Sweets, Guardian Online, 15 August 2008
- Imdb page on Long After
- Imdb page on Butterfly
- "Actress Tillotama Shome to feature next in Children of War". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
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