|Other names||Tilotama Shome|
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 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 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.
|2004||Shadows of Time||Deepa||Bengali|
|2006||Long After||Jaya||English||Short Film|
|Little Box of Sweets||Lara||English|
|2009||Zamir and Preeti: A Love Story||Preeti||English||Short Film|
|Clap Clap||Leena||English||Short Film|
|The Waiting City||Sister Tessila||English|
|2011||Turning 30||Malini Roy||Hindi|
|2013||Sahasi Chori||Radha||Nepali||Short Film|
|Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost||Kanwar||Punjabi|
|Children of War||Bhitika||Hindi|
|2015||The Letters||Kavitha Singh||English|
|Nayantara's Necklace||Alka||Hindi||Short Film|
|2016||Love Shots||Nidhi||Hindi||Short Film|
|Budhia Singh – Born to Run||Sukanti||Hindi|
|Hindi Medium||Education Consultant||Hindi|
|A Death In The Gunj||Bonnie Bakshi||English, Hindi, Bengali|
|The Song of Scorpions||Lady of The Night||Hindi|
|Kadvi Hawa||Mukund's wife||Hindi|
|2019||Mentalhood||Web series on ZEE5 & ALT Balaji|
- "Alice in thunderland | Culture". Times Crest. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Masala is in Mumbai Archived 26 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Mumbai Mirror, 18 May 2008
- "I just want to act: Tillotama Shome – Entertainment – DNA". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- "Not Just the 'Monsoon Wedding' Girl – Grazia India". Grazia.co.in. 1 January 1970. Archived from the original on 23 May 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- "Alice of Monsoon Wedding is back". Indian Express. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Priyanka Dasgupta (25 November 2011). "I did sword fighting in Tasher Desh: Tillotama Shome – Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- "Ten Most Memorable Movie Moments of 2012 – Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Little Box of Sweets, Guardian Online, 15 August 2008
-  Archived 2 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- "Actress Tillotama Shome to feature next in Children of War". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
- "Love Shots - Full Film #5: Fired feat. Salim Merchant & Tillotama Shome". YouTube.
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