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Chaitali Das
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Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Occupation Social entrepreneur
Years active 1991–present
Known for Social work

Chaitali Das is an Indian entrepreneur and social worker in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Chaitali is thes managing trustee of Rakshak Foundation, a non-profit organization. In 2018, she won the Exceptional Woman of Excellence award by Women Economic Forum.


Chaitali Das obtained a degree in Human Resource Management from University of Cambridge. She had been supporting social causes since 1991 as part of family charity and later on founded Rakshak Foundation along with her husband, Jaydip Das in 2014. Rakshak Foundation has been running 2 child development centers with Kolkata Police, Nabadisha Tollygunge and Ekbalpur Nabadisha.

She also runs a social program Jute Story beyond Bars, with jail inmates to develop their skills at correctional homes across the country.


  • Udaan Empowering Women Awards (2016)
  • Exceptional Woman of Excellence (2018)

Selected publications

  • Family Group Conferences and Cultural Competence in Social Work (2015)
  • Re-engaging with community work as a method of practice in social work: A view from Northern Ireland (2016)
  • British-Indian Adult Children of Divorce: Context, Impact and Coping
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