Lolita Chakrabarti

  • Birth Place: Kingston Upon Hull, England
  • Profession: Actor, Writer
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  • Moved to Calcutta at age 10, with her family, and stayed for 18 months.
  • Played Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream, opposite Timothy Spall as Bottom, in the 1992 National Theatre Company production.
  • Adapted Satyajit Ray's Devi into a five-part radio series called The Goddess in 2006 after gaining permission from Ray's son, Sandip.
  • Won the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the 2012 Evening Standard Awards for her play Red Velvet.
  • Created production company Lesata Productions with Rosa Maggiora.


  • Adrian Lester — Husband
  • Jasmine — Daughter
  • Ruma Chakrabarti — Mother
  • Lila — Daughter
  • Reeta Chakrabarti — Sister
  • Bidhan Chakrabarti — Father
  • Lila — Daughter
  • Jasmine — Daughter


  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, England
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