Mira Nair Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

BIRTHDAY 15 October, 1957
BIRTH PLACE Rourkela , Odisha
AGE (in 2018) 61 Years Old
HEIGHT in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.7 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
WEIGHT in Kilograms- 60 kg
in Pounds- 132.28 lbs
Last Updated on : October 15, 2018

Other Professions : Film Producer Activist Writer Author
Appearance: Hollywood Bollywood

Birthday Countdown, Age and Birthday Facts & More

61 years, 1 month, 1 day old age. Mira Nair will turn 62 on 15 October, 2019. Only 10 months, 28 days, 23 hours, 18 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Biography   Edit

Mira Nair was born on 15-10-1957 in Rourkela in the state of Odisha, India. She is an Indian-American Film Director, Film Producer, Activist, Writer & Author who best known for her work in Hollywood and Bollywood Industry.


Mira Nair is a renowned Indian filmmaker whose work is famous not just in India but in abroad as well. She after spending her initial years in Bhubaneshwar, relocated to Delhi and then her parents sent her to Simla to study in Loreto Convent Tara Hall, an Irish-Catholic missionary. It was during this time that she developed an interest in English Literature. For graduation, she attended Miranda House in Delhi and majored in sociology. She was awarded a full-time scholarship at the Harvard University.
Prior to becoming a filmmaker, she was interested in acting and performed in various plays. She attended theater during her time at Harvard University and for her performance in Seneca’s Oedipus, she won herself a Boylston Prize. Her filmmaker career started with documentaries in which she used to show the Indian culture and tradition. Initially, she made four documentary films like So Far From India, Jama Street Masjid Journal, Children of a Desired Sex, and India Cabaret. After this, she finally made her feature film debut with the film titled Salaam Bombay! in the year 1988. The film boomed at the box-office but 23 international awards which include the coveted camera D’or and Prix du Public at the Cannes Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in the year 1989.
Before finally turning a producer with the much-acclaimed film Monsoon Wedding in the year 2001, she directed some acclaimed and controversial films like Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love and The Perez Family among various others. Her other acclaimed films include Queen of Katwe, The Namesake, 11'9"01 September 11, and Hysterical Blindness among others.

Awards Receipt

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2012 Arts

Family Relatives and Relation

Nair was married to Mitch Epstein from 1997 to 1987. After which she married to Mahmood Mamdani in the year 1988 and together the couple is blessed with a son named Zohran.

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Mira Nair

  • For her thesis at Harvard, she made a documentary titled Jama Masjid Street Journal, which is considered as one of the greatest documentaries made on Muslim traditions.
  • She has worked with famous Hollywood stars such as Denzel Washington in her film Mississippi Masala and Hillary Swank in Amelia.
  • One of Nair's most popular movies Monsoon Wedding was shot within just 30 days.
  • Nair has also directed an HBO original movie titled Hysterical Blindness. The film starred Uma Thurman, Juliette Lewis, Gena Rowlands. It became HBO's most critically acclaimed and highest ratings with 15 million viewers. The film also fetched a Golden Globe for Uma Thurman and 3 Emmy Awards.
  • Her production house Mirabai Films has set up an annual film laboratory named Maisha, which will support the upcoming directors and artists from East Africa and India. The first Maisha Film Lab has come up in Kampala, Uganda.

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