Mira Nair

Mira Nair is an Academy-Award nominated director, best known for her visually dense films, including, Salaam Bombay! (winner of the Caméra d’Or at Cannes), Mississippi Masala, the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Hysterical Blindness, Monsoon Wedding (for which she was the first woman to win Venice Film Festival’s coveted Golden Lion), The Namesake and Queen of Katwe, among others. Her future projects include an Amazon Series with Sister Pictures, The Jungle Prince of Delhi, and AMRI, a feature film on Amrita Sher-Gil. An activist by nature, Nair founded the Salaam Baalak Trust for street children and the Maisha Film Lab in East Africa to train filmmakers on the continent. In 2012, Nair was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honour.

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