Mira Nair Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Real NameMira Nair ProfessionAmerican-Indian Filmmaker Famous ForProducing Cross-Culture Films On Social Issues Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm in meters- 1.70 m in feet inches- 5’ 6” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg in pounds- 154 lbs Eye ColorBrown Hair ColorBlack Personal Life Date of BirthOctober 15, 1957 Age (as in 2017)60 Years BirthplaceRourkela, Odisha, India Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra NationalityIndian HometownBhubaneswar, Odisha, India SchoolNot Known Colleges/UniversitiesDelhi University Loreto Convent, Shimla Harvard University Educational QualificationB. A. (Socialogy) DebutFilm- Salaam Bombay (1988) ReligionHinduism HobbiesWriting Poetries, Acting, Painting, Gardening Awards/Honours/Achievements • Blue Ribbon Award at American Film Festival for India Cabaret (1986) • Audience Award at Cannes Film Festival for Salaam Bombay! (1988) • Golden Camera Award at Cannes Film Festival for Salaam Bombay! (1988) • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for Salaam Bombay! (1988) • New Generation Award at Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (1988) • Best Director (Foreign Film) at Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists for Mississippi Masala (1992) • Asian Media Award at Asian American International Film Festival (1992) • Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature for Mississippi Masala (1993) • Golden Lion (Best Film) at Venice Film Festival for Monsoon Wedding (2001) • Special Award for International Cinema at Zee Cine Awards for Monsoon Wedding (2002) • UNESCO Award at Venice Film Festival for 11'9"01 (2002) • Faith Hubley Web of Life Award at Rochester High Falls International Film Festival (2004) • India Abroad Person of the Year (2000) • Padma Bhushan (2012) ControversyHer film Kama Sutra (1996) was banned by the censor board of India because the movie was full of homosexual and heterosexual scenes.
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Mira Nair was born in a humble family background in Odisha. She was the youngest of three siblings but was the leader of the family.
She was a bright student at her studies and for the same, she received a full scholarship from Harvard University.
She started her career, producing documentaries on social issues in India.
In 1979, she launched her first documentary film titled Jama Masjid Street, which was featured on the life of Muslims in Delhi.
She made her debut as a film producer in 1988 with the box office hit movie, Salaam Bombay. The movie won 25 plus awards and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film award at Oscars.
She does charity for street children in India through the Salaam Balak foundation which she founded after the success of her debut movie Salaam Bombay in 1988.
She runs a film production house under the banner name of the Mirabai Films.
She was the member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990 and Berlin International Film Festival in 2002.
Her movie Monsoon wedding won several awards despite losing the one-hour video footage of the film.
In 2004, when she was busy on the pre-production of The Namesake, she was offered to direct Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as well as the Twilight series, but she refused to direct.
In 2012, when her father expired, she launched the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist and dedicated it to her father Amrit Nair.
She was honoured with the third highest civilian honour in India, the Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2012.
She won several awards and honours for her meaningful and inspirational documentaries and films.
She is very well-known for her cross-culture documentary films such as Jama Masjid Street, So Far From India, Children of a Desired Sex, India Cabaret, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love Story, which revealed the ground reality of Indian society.
Apart from producing such great films, she has worked as a professor in the School of Arts and Films at Colombia University.
She established a school named Maisha for providing financial support and training to young and rising screenwriters in India and East Africa.
She cast non-actors from the Katwe for a real-life based film Queen of Katwe (2016).
Her best films and documentaries include India Cabret, So Far From India, Salaam Bombay, The Namesake, Mississippi Masala, Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair, Queen Of Katwe.