Mira Nair Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Mira Nair

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
HometownBhubaneswar, Odisha, India
SchoolNot Known
Colleges/UniversitiesDelhi University
Loreto Convent, Shimla
Harvard University
Educational QualificationB. A. (Socialogy)
DebutFilm- Salaam Bombay (1988)
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.
Mira Nair's Film Kama Sutra
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Husbands/SpousesFirst Husband- Mitch Epstein
Mira Nair's First Husband Mitch Epstein
Second husband- Mahmood Mamdani
Mira Nair With Her Husband
ChildrenSon- Zohran
Mira Nair With Her Son Zohran
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Amrit Nair (Civil Servent)
Mother- Parveen Nair (Social Worker)
SiblingsBrother- Vicky Nair
Sister- None

Mira Nair

                              Some Lesser Known Facts About Mira Nair

  • Does Mira Nair smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Mira Nair drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • 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. Salaam Bombay, A Mira Nair's Production
  • 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. Salaam Balak Foundation Founded By Mira Nair
  • She runs a film production house under the banner name of the Mirabai Films. Mirabai Films Production House Founded By Mira Nair
  • 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. Monsoon Wedding, Mira Nair's 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. A Mira Nair's Film Dedicated To Her Father
  • She was honoured with the third highest civilian honour in India, the Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2012. Mira Nair Padama Bhushna Awardee
  • She won several awards and honours for her meaningful and inspirational documentaries and films. Mira Nair's Queen Of Katwe Team At Award Winning Moment
  • She is very well-known for her cross-culture documentary films such as Jama Masjid Street, So Far From IndiaChildren of a Desired Sex, India Cabaret, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love Story, which revealed the ground reality of Indian society. So Far From India, A Mira Nair's Documentary
  • Apart from producing such great films, she has worked as a professor in the School of Arts and Films at Colombia University. Mira Nair As A Professor 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. A Mira Nair Film School For East Africa And India, Maisha
  • She cast non-actors from the Katwe for a real-life based film Queen of Katwe (2016).  Queen Of Katwe, Mira Nair's Film
  • 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. Mississippi Masala, A Mira Nair Film