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Mira Nair


Accomplished Film Director/Writer/Producer Mira Nair was born in India and educated at Delhi University and at Harvard. She began her film career as an actor and then turned to directing award-winning documentaries, including So Far From India and India Cabaret. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay! was nominated for an Academy Award for Best ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 28 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Monsoon Wedding
Monsoon Wedding Director
(2001)
New York, I Love You
(2008)
The Namesake
The Namesake Director
(2006)
Salaam Bombay!
Salaam Bombay! Director
(1988)

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 2016 Queen of Katwe (directed by)
 2014 Words with Gods (segment "God Room")
 2009 Amelia
 2008 8 (segment "How can it be?")
 2008 New York, I Love You (segment "Mira Nair")
 2006 The Namesake
 2004 Vanity Fair
 2002 September 11 (segment "India")
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Other Works:

Directed TV commercial for Givenchy fragrance "Ange ou Démon" (Angel or Demon) featuring Uma Thurman as photographed by Declan Quinn. See more »

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5 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

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I am an independent film-maker first and foremost. I have always cut my own cloth. See more »

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First read William Makepeace Thackeray's 'Vanity Fair' when she was 16. She would later adapt it into a film. See more »

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Credits are often set in an unusual typeface. End credits often feature pictograms, with the credit reel ending on a pictogram, as in Mississippi Masala and Kama Sutra.

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