Mira Nair


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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 33 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Salaam Bombay! Director
(1988)
Monsoon Wedding Director
(2001)
(1991)

Filmography

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  National Treasure (TV Series) (1 episode) (filming)
 2020 A Suitable Boy (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Six (2020)
- Five (2020)
- Three (2020)
- Two (2020)
- One (2020)
 2019 Nafas (Short)
 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")
 2008/I Migration (Short)
 2006 The Namesake
 2004 Vanity Fair
 2002 September 11 (segment "India")
 2002 Hysterical Blindness (TV Movie)
 2001 The Laughing Club of India (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 My Own Country (TV Movie)
 1987 Children of a Desired Sex (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 India Cabaret (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 So Far from India (Documentary)
 1979 Jama Masjid Street Journal (Documentary short)
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Show Show Writer (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (36 credits)
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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 »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Mirabai Films

Spouse:

Mahmood Mamdani  (1 child) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

My father was educated in Lahore, before the partition of India. When I went there in 2004, I was dazzled by the ocean of familiarity - in terms of music, culture and food - but even more by the largeness of spirit of the people there. We are hardly ever given anything but bad news about Pakistan, and I want people to know that it has much more than one face. See more »

Trivia:

One son, Zohran, born 1991, with her Ugandan husband Mahmood Mamdani. See more »

Trademark:

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.

Star Sign:

Libra

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