Mira Nair

15 Oct 1957

Director, Producer, Writer

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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Filmography (15 titles)

(movie, 2016)
···Queen of Katwe
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2012)
···The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Genre: Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 2009)
···Amelia
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 2006)
···The Namesake
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2004)
···Vanity Fair
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 2002)
···Hysterical Blindness
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2001)
···Monsoon Wedding
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1998)
···My Own Country
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1996)
···Kama Sutra - A Tale of Love
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1996)
···Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1995)
···The Perez Family
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1991)
···Mississippi Masala
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1988)
···Salaam Bombay!
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Director