Biography

Mira Nair (born October 15, 1957) is an Indian film director and producer based in New York. Her production company is Mirabai Films.

She was educated at Delhi University and Harvard University. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay! (1988), won the Golden Camera award at the Cannes Film Festival and also earned the nomination for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. She used the proceeds of the film, to establish an organization for street children, called the Salaam Baalak Trust in India. She often works with longtime creative collaborator, screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala, whom she met at Harvard.

She has won a number of awards, including a National Film Award and various international film festival awards, and was a nominee at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards and Filmfare Awards. She was also awarded the India Abroad Person of the Year-2007, which was presented by Indra Nooyi, Chairperson and CEO, PepsiCo, Inc, and India Abroad Person of the Year-2006.

Her most recent films included Vanity Fair with Reese Witherspoon, The Namesake, and Amelia.

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Mira Nair (born October 15, 1957) is an Indian film director and producer based in New York. Her production company is Mirabai Films.

She was educated at Delhi University and Harvard University. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay! (1988), won the Golden Camera award at the Cannes Film Festival and also earned the nomination for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. She used the proceeds of the film, to establish an organization for street children, called the Salaam Baalak Trust in India. She often works with longtime creative collaborator, screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala, whom she met at Harvard.

She has won a number of awards, including a National Film Award and various international film festival awards, and was a nominee at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards and Filmfare Awards. She was also awarded the India Abroad Person of the Year-2007, which was presented by Indra Nooyi, Chairperson and CEO, PepsiCo, Inc, and India Abroad Person of the Year-2006.

Her most recent films included Vanity Fair with Reese Witherspoon, The Namesake, and Amelia.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Mira Nair, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Female

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1957-10-15

Place of Birth Rourkela, Orissa, India

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2016 Queen of Katwe Director
2014 Words with Gods Director
2013 The Reluctant Fundamentalist Director
2009 Amelia Director
2008 8 Director
2008 How Can It Be Director
2008 New York, I Love You Director
2008 Migration Director
2006 The Namesake Director
2004 Vanity Fair Director
2002 September 11 - India Director
2002 11'09''01 - September 11 Director
2002 Hysterical Blindness Director
2001 The Laughing Club of India Director
2001 Monsoon Wedding Director
1998 My Own Country Director
1996 Kama Sutra - A Tale of Love Director
1995 The Perez Family Director
1993 The Day the Mercedes Became a Hat Director
1991 Mississippi Masala Director
1988 Salaam Bombay! Director
1985 India Cabaret Director
1983 So Far from India Director
1979 Jama Masjid Street Journal Director

Acting

2019 This Changes Everything as Herself
2017 Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life
2016 Les réalisatrices contemporaines: l'état des choses
2016 The 4%: Film's Gender Problem as Herself
2013 Femme as Herself
2011 Solace in the Dark as Herself
2004 Koffee with Karan (1 episode) as Herself
1995 The Perez Family as Woman buying Flowers

Production

2008 Migration Executive Producer
2007 Positive Executive Producer
2006 The Namesake Producer
2001 Monsoon Wedding Producer
1998 My Own Country Producer
1988 Salaam Bombay! Producer

Writing

1996 Kama Sutra - A Tale of Love Writer
1988 Salaam Bombay! Story

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