Mira Nair

Born in October 15th, 1957

From Rourkela, Orissa, India

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

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Mira Nair Filmography

Mississippi Masala Poster
February 5, 1992
India Cabaret Poster
January 1, 2021
So Far from India Poster
January 1, 2021
Migration Poster
January 1, 2021
Queen of Katwe Poster
September 30, 2016