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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 & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Monsoon Wedding
Monsoon Wedding Director
New York, I Love You
The Namesake
The Namesake Director
Salaam Bombay!
Salaam Bombay! Director


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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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What is really important to me is a sense of humour and a mischief about life. Life is just too boring otherwise. See more »


Head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2002 See more »


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