Mira Nair

Mira Nair

Highest Rated: 95% Monsoon Wedding (2001)

Lowest Rated: 20% Amelia (2009)

Birthday: Oct 15, 1957

Birthplace: Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India

Indian born director Mira Nair began to earn critical buzz for her early documentary films, but with her feature debut "Salaam Bombay" (1988), she was catapulted into the international spotlight with Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Throughout Nair's career she made films both in the United States and in India, earning independent and film festival notoriety for the colorful family ensemble "Monsoon Wedding" (2001) and the considerably grittier "Namesake" (2006), while finding success among mainstream audiences with the interracial romantic drama "Mississippi Masala" (1992), starring Denzel Washington. The common thread throughout Nair's filmmaking career was a fascination with people on the margins of society, culminating in their struggle to both conform as well as maintain their cultural identity; a struggle that the director, herself, could no doubt relate to.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ayiti mon amour Executive Producer - 2016
94% 86% Queen of Katwe Director $8.9M 2016
57% 61% The Reluctant Fundamentalist Director $519.5K 2012
20% 31% Amelia Director $14.2M 2009
No Score Yet 0% Migration Director,
Executive Producer
- 2008
No Score Yet 20% 8 Director - 2008
85% 79% The Namesake Director,
Producer
$13.6M 2006
50% 50% Vanity Fair Director $16.1M 2004
77% 66% 11-09-01: September 11 Director $120.0K 2002
75% 63% Hysterical Blindness Director - 2002
95% 87% Monsoon Wedding Director,
Producer
$13.9M 2001
No Score Yet 100% My Own Country Director,
Producer
- 1998
40% 71% Kama Sutra Director,
Writer,
Producer
$4.1M 1996
63% 59% The Perez Family Director $2.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day the Mercedes Became a Hat Director - 1993
91% 64% Mississippi Masala Director,
Producer
$7.3M 1991
93% 93% Salaam Bombay! Director,
Producer
- 1988
No Score Yet 100% So Far From India Director - 1983

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70% 62% A Suitable Boy Director 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Discovery Atlas Narrator 2007