Sabarni Das

The Out-of-the-box Woman

Sabarni doesn’t see herself as a rebel. Rather as a woman trying to follow her dreams. It’s not her fault her ambitions aren’t in line with what society would want her to be!

To put it in simple words, Sabarni Das is one thing: Out-of-the-ordinary. She is a woman of many creative pursuits, and nothing that society tells her can push her off her offbeat path and onto the well trodden route!

While most authors wish to have their work read by a wider audience, Sabarni was happy penning stories for herself and an inner circle of friends. Bowled over by her writing, these friends persuaded her to send pieces across to the dailies. And as anticipated by her friends, she bowled them over too!

While most people like to work in front of the camera, or at least behind it, Sabarni was drawn to the less glamorous aspects of filmmaking, like set design and lighting. But brilliant as she is, her work didn’t go unnoticed there either! She was noticed by renowned filmmaker Aparna Sen who pushed her to explore her talents further. This is what led Sabarni to take up character designing - yet another behind-the-scenes job. Though, as history has it, she continued to steal the spotlight. Her work as a costume designer in the film, Jatiswar won her a National Award!

Sabarni doesn’t see herself as a rebel. Rather as a woman trying to follow her dreams. It’s not her fault her ambitions aren’t in line with what society would want her to be!


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