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Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Mira Nair

Writing Credits  

Helena Kriel ... (written by) &
Mira Nair ... (written by)
 
Wajida Tabassuh ... (story "Hand Me Downs")

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Tara, the Queen
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Rasa Devi, teacher of the Kama Sutra
Khalid Tyabji ...
Arundhati Rao ...
Annabi
Surabhi Bhansali ...
Young Maya
Garima Dhup ...
Young Tara
Pearl Padamsee ...
Maham Anga
Kusum Haidar ...
Dilki
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Doctor Mani
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Babu
Achala Sachdev ...
Rupa (as Achla Sachdev)
Achla Sachdev ...
Rupa
Arjun Sajnani ...
Bashir
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Vazir, the King's Prime Minister
Anjum Rajabali ...
Madho Singh
Siddharth Anand Kumar ...
Prem
Debi Basu ...
Dance Teacher
Rahul Vohra ...
Royal Messenger
Manize Boga ...
Aunt Laila
Prabeen Singh ...
Praveen
Cinia Jain ...
Begum Para (as Sinia Jain)
Urvashi Nair ...
Rich Friend
Bhanumathi Rao ...
Old Woman
Vasudeo Bhatt ...
Moneeka Misra Tanvir ...
Madame
Mina Sareen ...
Rasa Devi's Courtesan
Maya Krishna Rao ...
Rasa Devi's Courtesan
Shyamoli Varma ...
Rasa Devi's Courtesan
Nandita Mehrotra ...
Rasa Devi's Courtesan
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Rasa Devi's Courtesan
Deepti Datt ...
Rasa Devi's Courtesan
Piu Dutt ...
Rasa Devi's Courtesan
Dinaz Stafford ...
Rasa Devi's Courtesan
Purnima Raju ...
Rasa Devi's Courtesan
Daphnée Breytenbach ...
Swimmer
Celesteann Cruz ...
Swimmer
Nizami Chattarpur ...
Deaf Old Man
Yasmine Stafford ...
Purnima
Sunil Chhabra ...
Smart Aleck
Himanshu Malik ...
Young Merchant
Shubha Mudgal ...
Singer
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Produced by 

Caroline Baron ... co-producer
Lydia Dean Pilcher ... producer
Tina Di Feliciantonio ... associate producer (as Tina Difeliciantonio)
Mira Nair ... producer
Dinaz Stafford ... associate producer
Michiyo Yoshizaki ... executive producer

Music by 

Mychael Danna

Cinematography by 

Declan Quinn ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Kristina Boden

Casting By 

Uma Da Cunha
Susie Figgis
Tula Goenka
Dinaz Stafford

Production Design by 

Mark Friedberg

Art Direction by 

Nitin Chandrakant Desai ... (as Nitin Desai)

Set Decoration by 

Stephanie Carroll

Costume Design by 

Eduardo Castro

Makeup Department 

Claire Bosner ... assistant makeup artist (as Clare Bonser)
Meena Coutinho ... assistant hair stylist
Pat Hay ... makeup supervisor
Geraldine Jones ... key hair stylist (as Gerry Jones)
Mariam Ajit Kumar ... assistant hair stylist
Ramesh Narvekar ... assistant makeup artist
Purnima Raju ... assistant hair stylist / makeup assistant
Stephen Rose ... supervising hair stylist
Mridula Singh ... makeup artist
Vivek Singh ... assistant makeup artist
Julia Wilson ... key makeup artist

Production Management 

S.M. Ferozeuddin Alameer ... production manager
Harish Amin ... unit manager
Tom Razzano ... unit production manager: USA Segments (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Arvind Dave ... third assistant director
Apoorva Lakhia ... second assistant director
Mary Soan ... first assistant director

Art Department 

Shankar Borua ... art department assistant
Prasanjeet Chanda ... sketch artist
Sunil Chhabra ... property master
Ramesh Ghate ... scenic artist
Vithal Ghate ... construction coordinator: Khajuraho
Lakhan Gupta ... construction foreman
Ashok Kadam ... construction coordinator: Jaipur
Shital Kanvinde ... sculptor
Prasanna Karkhanis ... assistant art director
Sanjay Khanna ... set dresser
Laloo Malla ... scenic artist
Sujit Mayekar ... draftsman
Suzanne Caplan Merwanji ... assistant set decorator (as Suzanne Caplan)
Babu Lal Mina ... prop buyer
Shambu Nath ... assistant property master
Hemant M. Pandya ... construction coordinator: Bombay
Rita Parikh ... art department coordinator
Shyam Rao Patil ... construction foreman
Yeshwant Patil ... scenic artist
Chetana Prabhu ... buyer
Jaya Prakash ... construction foreman
Pradip Redij ... set dresser
Tapan Roy ... sketch artist
Sunil Samjiskar ... assistant art director
Dilip Satam ... greensman
Harveer Singh ... assistant property master
Digamber Talekar ... draftsman
Robin Thomas ... lead dresser
Yogender Tyagi ... prop man
Sitla Prasad Varma ... stand-by carpenter
Chandler Vinar ... lead dresser
Lalsu Viswakarma ... construction foreman
Ashok Yarnal ... stand-by scenic

Sound Department 

Nancy Cabrera ... foley artist
Kenton Jakub ... adr editor
Drew Kunin ... sound
George A. Lara ... foley engineer (as George Lara)
Stuart Levy ... supervising sound editor
Michael W. Mitchell ... assistant sound editor
Branka Mrkic ... dialogue editor
Kirti Panchal ... sound assistant
Glenfield Payne ... sound effects editor
Paul P. Soucek ... sound effects editor
Tony V. Stevens ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Dominick Tavella ... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho ... foley artist
Brian Vibberts ... assistant sound engineer
Steven Visscher ... foley editor
Magdaline Volaitis ... dialogue editor
Knox White ... boom operator
Tony Martinez ... dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Razak Khan ... special effects assistant
Arun Patil ... special effects supervisor
Suresh Singh Sodha ... special effects assistant
Venugopal ... special effects assistant

Stunts 

Allan Amin ... stunt director (as Amin Ghani)
Moses Fernandez ... stunt coordinator
Shyam Kaushal ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

G.R. Adam ... grip
Hassan Ali ... electrician
Vasant Jano Bandre ... grip
Richard Boyle ... best boy electric
Katherine M. Butler ... first assistant camera (as Kate Butler)
Nupu Chaudhuri ... still photographer
Prabuddha Dasgupta ... still photographer
Balaram Dawande ... grip
Mulchand Dedhia ... gaffer: India
Lisa K. Ferguson ... second assistant camera (as Lisa Ferguson)
Donal Gilligan ... director of photography: second unit
Sanjay Gupta ... director of photography: second unit
Abdul Hamid Shaikh ... grip (as Abdul Hamid Sheikh)
Tukaram Joshi ... electrician
Giles Khan ... clapper loader
Nizam Khan ... grip
David Lee ... gaffer
Pappu Marwadi ... grip
Mohan Mishra ... electrician
Peter Mountain ... still photographer
Paul Nickason ... dolly grip
Kashinath Ratate ... electrician
Gyanchand Rikki ... assistant dolly grip
Pete Romano ... director of photography: underwater scenes
Ramesh Sadrani ... electrician
Kevin Smyth ... key grip
William Wilfred ... rigger
Mohammad Zakir ... rigger
Barkhat M. Zaria ... grip
Wayne Baker ... first assistant camera: underwater scenes (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Zoya Akhtar ... extras casting
Rakesh Kumar Dixit ... extras casting
Rahul Vohra ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Lovleen Bains ... associate costume designer
Arjun Dhasin ... costume assistant
Nayantara Kalgutkar ... wardrobe supervisor
Prakash Babu Kawle ... wardrobe assistant
Muhtaz Khan ... seamstress
Helen Monaghan ... wardrobe supervisor
Urmilla Lal Motwani ... costume coordinator
Austin Myers ... associate costume designer
Ravi Pawar ... wardrobe assistant
Shalini Sethi ... special costumes
Mandira Shukla ... costume assistant

Editorial Department 

Michelle Botticelli ... second assistant editor
Keith Croket ... first assistant editor
Mark Ginsberg ... color timer (as Mark Ginsburg)
Clare Larson ... first assistant editor
Joe Violante ... coordinator: Technicolor (as Joey Violante)
Ben Boodman ... post-production assistant (uncredited)
John Scott Cook ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Tom San Martin ... negative matcher (uncredited)
Arnold Shuster ... negative matcher (uncredited)
Patricia Sztaba ... negative matcher (uncredited)
Stan Sztaba ... negative matcher (uncredited)

Location Management 

Nitin Chandrachud ... location coordinator
Sanjay Kumar ... location manager: Jaipur
Sajid Mitha ... location manager
Shyamendra Singh ... location coordinator

Music Department 

Vijay Barik ... musician: pakhawaj
Billa ... musician: dhal
Billoo ... musician: dhal
Bubbly ... musician: dhal
Jeff Danna ... musician: mandolin
V. Selva Ganesh ... musician: kanjira
Brad Haehnel ... music scoring mixer
Paul Intson ... musician: bass guitar
Aruna Narayan Kalle ... musician: sarangi
Hanoj Khan ... musician: beem
Hidayat H. Khan ... musician: surbahar
Humayun Khan ... musician: surmandal and tampura
Irshad H. Khan ... musician: tabla
Ustad Vilayat Khan ... musician: sitar (as Ustad Vilayat H. Khan)
Zamir H. Khan ... musician: tabla
Anwar Khurshid ... musician: flute
Ron Korb ... musician: flute
Jia Lal ... musician: shehnai
Raju ... musician: dhol
Gulam Sabir ... musician: sarangi
G.S. Sachdev ... musician: bonamri
Supriya Sharma ... musician: tampura
L. Subramaniam ... musician: violin
Th. Vikku Vinayakram ... musician: ghatam
Colin Aguiar ... assistant: Mychael Danna (uncredited)
Gary English ... music executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

K. Naresh Chaudhry ... transportation assistant
Sheikh Irshad ... transportation assistant
Ashok Khatri ... transportation assistant
Sanjay Malik ... transportation coordinator
Abdul Rahim ... transportation assistant

Other crew 

Rajeev Acharya ... assistant accountant
Tanvir Ahmed ... location runner
Robyn Aronstam ... script supervisor
Saneep Arora ... unit doctor (as Dr. Saneep Arora)
Mohini Banerji ... coordinator: New Delhi
Debi Basu ... choreographer
Shyam Bihari ... production assistant
Nupu Chaudhuri ... assistant to director
Mona Chawla ... dialect coach
Vasant Chayan ... turban tier
Neetu Chopra ... production coordinator
Satish Chouday ... unit doctor (as Dr. Satish Chouday)
Aneesh Daniel ... set production assistant
Bazel Dhillon ... production assistant
Gwen Everman ... production accountant
Naresh Goswami ... location runner
Satchibrata Gupta ... animal wrangler
Amitanshu Jain ... set production assistant
Mira Kothari ... coordinator: Mirahai Films
Maya Krishna Rao ... choreographer
Lalitha Krishna ... unit publicist
Dilip Kumar ... production assistant
Manesh Kumar ... production assistant
Siddharth Anand Kumar ... set production assistant
Asha Kurian ... assistant to co-producer
Himanshu Malik ... set production assistant
Annie Mathews ... coordinator: Mirahai Films / production secretary
Andy McCord ... translator
Praveen Nair ... mother hen
Rudabah Nanporia ... production coordinator
Pankaj H. Pandya ... medical consultant (as Dr. Pankaj H. Pandya)
Anjali Panjabi ... set production assistant
Vijay Pareek ... shop man
Mookesh Patel ... calligrapher
Durga Prasad ... turban tier
Rane ... chief moulding designer
Anureeta Saigal ... assistant production coordinator
Amita Sehgal ... coordinator: Bombay
Sandeep Sharma ... assistant to producer
Patrick Sheedy ... post-production accountant
Yasmine Stafford ... assistant production coordinator
Bart Walker ... angel in America
Whitney J. Willard ... assistant accountant (as Whitney Willard)
Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer (uncredited)
Paul D. Fischer ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks 

David Aukin ... thanks
Adam Bartos ... thanks
Reinhard Brundig ... thanks
Sam Cohn ... thanks
Mukul Dangi ... thanks
Peter Dervis ... thanks
Farrukh Dhondy ... thanks
Gillian Duffield ... thanks
Protima Gavri ... thanks
K.S. Rad Hakrishnan ... thanks
Rich Heller ... thanks (as Richard Heller)
Shekhar Kapur ... thanks
Abujani Khosla ... thanks
Sandeep Khosla ... thanks
Evan Kriel ... in memory of
Tholia Kuber ... thanks
Anis Mamdani ... thanks
Mahmood Mamdani ... thanks
Amrit Nair ... thanks
Gautam Nair ... thanks
Vikram Nair ... thanks
Suparna Nirdosh ... thanks from composer
Bill Nisselson ... thanks
Nrityagram ... thanks
Wendy Palmer ... thanks
Ray Price ... thanks
Adrian Scrope ... thanks
Hemant Sharma ... thanks
Vandana Sharma ... thanks from composer
Brigitte Singh ... thanks
Rajeshwari Tandon ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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