Dr. Samita Nandy is an award-winning academic, author and cultural critic on fame. With federal and provincial grants valued at $140,000, her research has developed with an aim to reveal meanings of celebrity culture, history of stardom, and celebrity activism in social justice movements. She is the Director of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) and author of Fame in Hollywood North. Her work has been published in the books The Performance of Celebrity, The Emotions Industry, and Mobile and Digital Communication: Approaches to Public and Private as well as in Celebrity Studies journal.

Her international media relations and work led her to be featured with Global Television's Anwar Knight and Allison Annesley on Daytime and prime-time show First Local on Rogers Television, CBC News, CTV's Breaking News CP 24, Chatelain, Flare, OMNI TV, The Globe and Mail, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canadian Journalism Foundation, SNAP Downtown Toronto newspaper, Eternity Watch magazine, Urban Television, ANOKHI Media, ATN Television Network; CINA 1650 AM; Rivaaj, Starbuzz Weekly, Cineblitz, and Mississauga News among many more.

Born in Canada, Samita Nandy has travelled to different countries that include USA, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, India, Singapore, and China and gained proficiency of diverse cultures and languages.  She holds a modelling background from La Cite in Toronto and she appeared for BizR Love Triangle's music video of "I Quit" (2005) distributed to MTV and Much Music channel. Her film 'Frame by Frame: Tushar Unadkat' (2005) has been screened at Rogers Television and the Centre of Media and Culture in Education at the University of Toronto in Canada; London, Leicester, Birmingham’s fashion shows ‘Asian Connections’ in the UK; and Australia's Media Asia Pacific conference.

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