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Anindya Sinha

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Anindya Sinha
Other namesRana
Years active1996–present[1]
EmployerNational Institute of Advanced Studies
Known forPrimatology, Behavioral ecology and others[1]
Notable workDiscovery of Arunachal macaque
SpouseKakoli Mukhopadhyay[2]
AwardsTED Fellow[4]

Anindya (Rana) Sinha is an Indian primatologist.[5] He is a professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), India.

Early life[edit]

After obtaining an undergraduate degree in botany from the University of Calcutta in 1983, he went on to earn a postgraduate degree in the same university in 1985, specializing in cytogenetics.[6]


He is on the executive board of Nature Conservation Foundation, India.[7] His research is mostly centered on the field of cognition and consciousness of bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata)[8] but he also has been involved in many genetics projects on Indian primates. He is also involved with Biology Olympiad as the leader of the Indian team.

He is the son of the Indian director and film-maker, Tapan Sinha.[9] and actress / singer Arundhati Devi. In 2009, he was chosen as a TED Fellow.


  1. ^ a b "Anindya Sinha - Faculty at NIAS". Archived from the original on 7 May 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  2. ^ Mukherjee, Treena (2 July 2012). "An obsession with owls". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  3. ^ Bhattacharya, Papiya. "The mind of a monkey". Science in society. HST Network. Retrieved 3 July 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "TED Community, Main profile". TED. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  5. ^ Entry in International Directory of Primatology People
  6. ^ website
  7. ^ Profile on the Nature Conservation Foundation website
  8. ^ Sinha, A. 2005 Not in their genes: Phenotypic flexibility, behavioural traditions and cultural evolution in wild bonnet macaques 30:1 pp. 51–64
  9. ^ "Master filmmaker Tapan Sinha dead". The Indian Express. Kolkata. January 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009.

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