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Awards

BAFTA Awards

2002 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film not in the English Language
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Shared with:
1990 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film not in the English Language
Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2017 Nominee
EDA Female Focus Award
Best Woman Director
Queen of Katwe (2016)
2007 Nominee
EDA Female Focus Award
Best Woman Director
The Namesake (2006)

Annonay International Festival of First Films

1989 Winner
Audience Award
Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Asian American International Film Festival

1992 Winner
Asian Media Award

Athena Film Festival

2016 Winner
Athena List Winner
Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award

Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming

2000 Winner
Special Mention
Documentary and Essay
The Laughing Club of India (2001)

CAAMFest

2013 Winner
Audience Award
Best Narrative
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

Canberra Short Film Festival

2001 Winner
Audience Award
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Tied with Amélie (2001).

Cannes Film Festival

1988 Winner
Golden Camera
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Winner
Audience Award
Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Chicago International Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Audience Choice Award
Audience Choice Award
Words with Gods (2014)
Shared with:

Chlotrudis Awards

2003 Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Monsoon Wedding (2001)

CINE Competition

1982 Winner
CINE Golden Eagle
Documentary
So Far from India (1983)

Cinemanila International Film Festival

2007 Nominee
Lino Brocka Award
International Competition
The Namesake (2006)

César Awards, France

2003 Nominee
César
Best European Union Film (Meilleur film de l'Union Européenne)
11'09''01 - September 11 (2002)
Shared with:
1989 Nominee
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Salaam Bombay! (1988)

European Film Awards

2001 Nominee
Screen International Award
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
India

Film Independent Spirit Awards

1993 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Shared with:

Filmfare Awards

1990 Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Film
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Best Director
Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Gotham Awards

2007 Winner
Tribute Award
Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
The Namesake (2006)
Shared with:

High Falls Film Festival

2004 Winner
Faith Hubley 'Web of Life' Award

Image Awards

2017 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Queen of Katwe (2016)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1992 Winner
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Mississippi Masala (1991)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1988 Winner
New Generation Award
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Foreign Film
Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Los Angeles Women in Film Festival

1988 Winner
Lilian Gish Award
Excellence in Feature Film
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Tied with Elysium (1986).

Love is Folly International Film Festival, Bulgaria

2006 Winner
Golden Aphrodite
The Namesake (2006)

Marrakech International Film Festival

2003 Nominee
Golden Star
Hysterical Blindness (2002)

Mill Valley Film Festival

2012 Winner
Audience Award
Favorite World Feature
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

Montréal World Film Festival

1988 Winner
Jury Prize
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Tied with The Dawning (1988).
Winner
Most Popular Film of the Festival
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Winner
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Munich Film Festival

2013 Winner
Bernhard Wicki Film Award
Best Film
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

National Film Awards, India

1989 Winner
Silver Lotus Award
Best Regional Film (Hindi)
Salaam Bombay! (1988)

New York Women in Film & Television

1997 Winner
Muse Award

Online Film & Television Association

2003 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Direction of a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Hysterical Blindness (2002)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2002 Winner
Career Achievement Award

San Francisco International Film Festival

2016 Winner
Irving M. Levin Directing Award

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1996 Nominee
Golden Seashell
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)

São Paulo International Film Festival

1991 Winner
Critics Special Award
Mississippi Masala (1991)

Toronto International Film Festival

2016 Nominee
People's Choice Award
Gala or Special Presentations
Queen of Katwe (2016)

Venice Film Festival

2004 Nominee
Golden Lion
Vanity Fair (2004)
2002 Winner
UNESCO Award
11'09''01 - September 11 (2002)
Shared with:
2001 Winner
Golden Lion
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Winner
Laterna Magica Prize
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
1991 Winner
Golden Ciak
Best Film
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Nominee
Golden Lion
Mississippi Masala (1991)

Verzaubert - International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

1999 Nominee
Rosebud
Best Film
My Own Country (1998)

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Nominee
WFCC Award
Best Movie by a Woman
Queen of Katwe (2016)

Zee Cine Awards

2002 Winner
Popular Award
Special Award for International Cinema
Monsoon Wedding (2001)

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