Nadia Samdani (born in 12 December 1981) was born in Britain and spent her early years there. She later moved to Bangladesh with her family.[1]

She has gained the reputation as an avid art collector over the past years. Coming from a family of art collectors, her passion for art started at a young age. She started building up her collection from the age of 22.[2]


She is currently the CEO & Trustee of Samdani Art Foundation, a non-profit art infrastructure development organization.[3][4][5]


She is the founder and Director of the Dhaka Art Summit,[6][7] the Summit was organized with the intention to promote the art scene of Bangladesh to the international art arena.[8][9][10]

Personal life

She is married to Rajeeb Samdani. Over the years the couple has built up a collection of Modern & Contemporary international art as well as Bangladeshi Art.[11][12][13][14]


  1. Collector’s Corner Business Standard, 03 March 2012
  2. Early Strokes Indian Express, 22 April 2012
  3. Dhaka Art Summit - a beginning! The Wall magazine
  4. Bangladesh Strives to be the New ‘India’ of Art Wall Street Journal India, April 10, 2012
  5. "Master Strokes". The Daily Star. February 7, 2012. 
  6. Bangladesh’s First Art Summit Ends on a High Blouin Art Info, April 23, 2012
  7. Post Event Highlights From Dhaka Art Summit Invent Discover Fashion and Art Forecast, April 20, 2012
  8. Inaugral of Dhaka Art Summit Art Daily, May 26, 2012
  9. East Side Story Indian Express, April 12, 2012
  10. Bangladesh’s new canvas Live Mint, May 26, 2012
  11. South Asia becomes the new global art hub Hindustan Times, April 25
  12. South Asian art to find new platform at first Dhaka summit India Gazette 22nd March, 2012
  13. Samdani to create another history News Today
  14. Kalra, Vandana; Pundir, Pallavi (January 31, 2012). "A Lighter Shade of Red". The Indian Express. 
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