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Mira Nair is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer Indian born on 15 october 1957 at Rourkela (Inde)

Mira Nair

Mira Nair
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Nationality Inde
Birth 15 october 1957 (65 years) at Rourkela (Inde)
Awards Padma Bhushan

Mira Nair (born 15 October 1957) is an Indian film director, actor and producer based in New York. Her production company is Mirabai Films.

She was educated at the prestigious Miranda House of Delhi University and then at Harvard University. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay! (1988), won the Golden Camera award at the Cannes Film Festival and was a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. She used the proceeds of the film to establish an organisation for street children, called the Salaam Baalak Trust in India. She often works with longtime creative collaborator screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala, whom she met at Harvard.

She has won a number of awards, including a National Film Award and various international film festival awards, and was a nominee at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards and Filmfare Awards. She was also awarded the India Abroad Person of the Year-2007.
In 2012 she was awarded India's third highest civilian award the Padma Bhushan by President of India, Pratibha Patil.

Her most recent films include Vanity Fair with Reese Witherspoon, The Namesake and Amelia


Jeunesse et formation
Mira Nair est née le 15 octobre 1957 à Bhubaneshwar, dans l'état d'Odisha, en Inde. Elle est la cadette d'une fratrie de trois enfants, issue d'une famille de la classe moyenne. Son père, Amrit Nair, fonctionnaire administratif et sa mère, Praveen Nair, assistante sociale travaillant auprès d'enfants illettrés. Elle fait ses études de sociologie dans les universités de Delhi et de Harvard qu'elle rejoint à l'âge de 19 ans avant d'en devenir boursière.

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Filmography of Mira Nair (21 films)

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Monsoon Wedding, 1h54
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about marriage
Actors Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah, Vasundhara Das, Vijay Raaz, Tillomata Shome
Rating72% 3.648053.648053.648053.648053.64805
The film's central story concerns a father, Lalit Verma (Naseeruddin Shah), who is trying to organize an enormous, chaotic, and expensive wedding for his daughter, Aditi (Vasundhara Das), for whom he has arranged a marriage with a man, Hemant Rai (Parvin Dabas), she has known for only a few weeks. As so often happens in the Punjabi culture, such a wedding means that, for one of the few times in each generation, the extended family comes together from all corners of the globe, including India, Australia, Oman, and the United States, bringing its emotional baggage along.
The Perez Family, 1h53
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about immigration
Actors Marisa Tomei, Alfred Molina, Anjelica Huston, Chazz Palminteri, Vincent Gallo, Trini Alvarado
Roles Woman buying Flowers
Rating60% 3.0026653.0026653.0026653.0026653.002665
Après avoir passé deux ans en prison à Cuba, Juan Perez débarque à Miami pour rejoindre sa famille. Une erreur d'enregistrement le fait passer pour le mari de Dottie Perez, une ancienne prostituée, et tous deux sont jetés dans un camp de réfugiés. Juan use alors de toutes ses ruses pour pouvoir s'évader et retrouver sa famille...
Mississippi Masala, 1h58
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism
Actors Denzel Washington, Roshan Seth, Sarita Choudhury, Sharmila Tagore, Charles Dutton, Joe Seneca
Roles Première commère
Rating66% 3.347723.347723.347723.347723.34772
The film begins in 1972 when Idi Amin expelled Asians from Uganda. This included Jay (Roshan Seth) his wife, Kinnu (Sharmila Tagore), and their daughter, Mina (Sarita Choudhury), a family of third-generation Ugandan Indians residing in Kampala. It then moves forward to 1990. After spending a few years in England, Jay, Kinnu, and Mina have relocated in 1987 to Greenwood, Mississippi to live with family members who own a chain of motels there.


Queen of Katwe
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Sports films, Films about chess, Children's films
Actors Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Mwine
Rating73% 3.697813.697813.697813.697813.69781
Le parcours extraordinaire de Phiona Mutesi, une jeune prodige des échecs d'origine ougandaise.
Queen of Katwe, 2h4
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Jeu, Films about chess, Children's films
Actors David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Ntare Mwine
Rating73% 3.697813.697813.697813.697813.69781
Pour Nalwanga, âgé de 10 ans, et sa famille, la vie dans le bidonville pauvre de Katwe à Kampala, en Ouganda, est une lutte constante. Sa mère, Harriet (Nyong’o), est farouchement déterminée à prendre soin de sa famille et travaille sans relâche, vendant des légumes sur le marché pour assurer que ses enfants soient nourris et aient un toit au-dessus de leurs têtes. Lorsque Phiona rencontre Robert Katende (Oyelowo), un joueur de football devenu missionnaire qui enseigne aux enfants les échecs, elle est captivée.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, 2h10
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Films about Islam, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Riz Ahmed, Kiefer Sutherland, Meesha Shafi, Om Puri
Rating67% 3.398923.398923.398923.398923.39892
In 2011, Anse Rainier (Gary Richardson), an American professor at Lahore University, is kidnapped soon after he leaves a movie theatre. A ransom video is sent to the US embassy, demanding the release of 690 detainees from a Muslim concentration camp in Kot Lakhpat and €700,000 for the children of Waziristan. Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist and undercover CIA informant in Pakistan, arranges to interview a colleague of Rainer, Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed), who he suspects is involved in the kidnapping.
Amelia (2009)
, 1h51
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Aaron Abrams, Christopher Eccleston, Virginia Madsen
Rating57% 2.89882.89882.89882.89882.8988
On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank) and her navigator, Fred Noonan (Christopher Eccleston), are on the last leg of an around-the-world flight. Moving in vignettes from her early years when Earhart was captivated by the sight of an aircraft flying overhead on the Kansas prairie where she grew up, her life over the preceding decade gradually unfolds. As a young woman, she is recruited by publishing tycoon and eventual husband, George Putnam (Richard Gere) to become the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean, albeit as a passenger. Taking command of the flight results in a success and she is thrust into the limelight as the most famous woman pilot of her time. Putnam helps Earhart write a book chronicling the flight, much like his earlier triumph with Charles Lindbergh's We. Earhart gradually falls in love with Putnam and they eventually marry, although she enacts a "cruel" pledge as her wedding contract.
New York, I Love You, 1h50
Directed by Jiang Wen, Shekhar Kapur, Natalie Portman, Yvan Attal, Andreï Zviaguintsev, Scarlett Johansson, Fatih Akın, Albert et Allen Hughes, Brett Ratner, Mira Nair, Joshua Marston, Shunji Iwai
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Anthology film, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Hayden Christensen, Bradley Cooper, Andy García, Justin Bartha, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom
Rating61% 3.0985653.0985653.0985653.0985653.098565
New York, I Love You est, comme pour Paris, je t'aime, un travail collectif de onze courts-métrages, faisant chacun environ dix minutes. Les réalisateurs ayant participé au film ont filmé leur segment dans les cinq boroughs de New York. Chaque segment n'a pas de lien direct avec les autres mais tous tournent autour du même thème : trouver le grand amour et le plaisir du sexe.
The Namesake, 3h44
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Kal Penn, Zuleikha Robinson, Jacinda Barrett, Sebastian Roché
Rating74% 3.747123.747123.747123.747123.74712
The Namesake depicts the struggles of Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli (Irrfan Khan and Tabu), two first-generation immigrants from West Bengal, India to the United States, and their American-born children Gogol (Kal Penn) and Sonia (Sahira Nair). The film takes place primarily in Kolkata, India; New York City; and various New York state suburbs.
Vanity Fair, 2h22
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Political films, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, James Purefoy, Angelica Mandy, Gabriel Byrne, Eileen Atkins
Rating61% 3.097423.097423.097423.097423.09742
1802, London. The mysterious Lord Steyne (Gabriel Byrne) goes to a painter's studio where he has agreed to buy a painting of a young woman. The young Rebecca "Becky" Sharp (Angelica Mandy), then a girl of ten, insists on having ten guineas, instead of four guineas, as the price of the painting. The painter explains that the model in the painting is Becky's mother, the painter's late wife. Steyne agrees to pay the higher amount and leaves with the painting. The young Becky is seen moving to Miss Pinkerton's Academy for Young Ladies after her father's death.
11'09''01 September 11, 2h15
Directed by Sean Penn, Claude Lelouch, Amos Gitaï, Youssef Chahine, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Danis Tanović, Ken Loach, Idrissa Ouédraogo, Shōhei Imamura, Mira Nair, Samira Makhmalbaf
Origin Iran
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Medical-themed films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about disabilities, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Sign-language films, French Sign Language films, Films about language and translation, Films about hijackings
Actors Ernest Borgnine, Emmanuelle Laborit, Akira Emoto, Mitsuko Baishō, Ken Ogata, Keren Mor
Rating68% 3.4465353.4465353.4465353.4465353.446535
Dans un village au Moyen-Orient, la population se prépare à des représailles américaines en préparant des abris de terre cuite. Personne n'appréhende vraiment ce qui s'est passé à New York, mais ils savent que, même s'ils n'ont rien à voir avec cela, ils vont en subir les conséquences. Le film dénonce la manière dont des villages innocents dont la réalité n'a rien à voir avec les attentats du 11 septembre subissent finalement le même sort que les tours, sans vraiment comprendre.
Hysterical Blindness, 1h36
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Uma Thurman, Gena Rowlands, Juliette Lewis, Ben Gazzara, Justin Chambers, Susan Isaacs
Rating64% 3.2476753.2476753.2476753.2476753.247675
It's 1987 in Bayonne, New Jersey and Debby Miller has just been diagnosed with a condition called hysterical blindness in which there are moments when her sight fades in and out. The doctor tells her to try to have fun with her friends. She and her best friend Beth go to their favorite pub, Ollie's, and try to find a man and have a drink. Beth flirts with the bartender and Debby gets angry with her and decides to go outside. There she meets Rick. He wants little to do with her but she convinces him to walk her to her car. As a 'thank you' she offers to buy him a drink and tells him that she will be at the same bar again tomorrow.