Samita Nandy is an author and cultural critic on fame. She holds a Doctorate in celebrity culture from the Department of Media and Information at Curtin University, Australia and is a certified broadcast journalist. With awards and grants valued at $140,000, her research specializes in fame, history of stardom, and celebrity activism. She is the Director of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) and has been published widely.
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, OMNI TV, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Flare, Canadian Journalism Foundation, SNAP Downtown Toronto newspaper, Eternity Watch magazine, ANOKHI Media, ATN Television Network; CINA 1650 AM; Humber News, 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, Costa Rica, 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.