Mira Nair Rank
Mira Nair Rank
About Mira Nair
Mira Nair is an Indian-born American film director, writer and producer who first gained international recognition for directing and producing the 1988 critically acclaimed Hindi film Salaam Bombay!, which earned her an Academy Award nomination in 1989 in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. She went on to boost her popularity with other notable films such as 1991's Mississippi Masalaand 2001's Monsoon Wedding.
She is the third child of Praveen and Amrit Nair. Her first marriage was to Mitch Epstein. In 1991, she got married to her second husband Mahmood Mamdani, with whom she had a son named Zohran in 1991.
In addition to receiving numerous film awards, she is also the recipient of India's third highest civilian honor the Padma Bhushan. The award was bestowed upon her by India’s 12th President, Pratibha Patil in 2012.
Famous quotes by Mira Nair
Christmas lights may be the loneliest thing for me, especially if you mix them up with reindeers and sleighs. I feel alone. I feel isolated. I feel I do not belong.Mira Nair
Creative freedom is an imperative for me, but it doesn't really exist in a Hollywood game.Mira Nair
I am at home in many cultures. I live actively in three continents and I've done that for most of my life, so I just make films as I see the world, and that happens to speak to people. I do things that I want to do.Mira Nair
I look for the humanity in people, however big the politics or oppressive the situation may be, whether it's subsumed within a human being or between two human beings. I want to help us hold a mirror to ourselves.Mira Nair
I often begin movies with music in my head it's a very important dimension to me. Not just the music itself, but how to use music in film: when and how and subtlety. I don't like to be too sweet in my stories, and I like the abrasive clang, the contrasting of sounds and cultures.Mira Nair
I think films have to reach people and really grab them. That's what I hope to do when I make a film - to get under your skin and really make you think about something, and have a transporting time that takes you somewhere.Mira Nair
In America, we have so many movies and so much media about the Islamic world, the sub-continental world, but it's not a conversation, it's a monologue. It's always from one point of view. 'If we don't tell our own stories, no one will tell them' is my mantra.Mira Nair
It gave me a lot of pleasure and pride that 90 percent of the crew for 'Monsoon Wedding,' and most of my film, are women. We get the work done, you know, much lesser play of ego... And I really believe in harmony, I believe in working in a spirit of egolessness and that the film is bigger than all of us.Mira Nair
It's only at this age that I can say the word 'art' without flinching.Mira Nair
Marriage of attraction is a gamble anyway, so you might as well marry into a family that is similar to your own, and make that much less of an adjustment. But the 'love marriage', as it is called, is equally common in India now. But it would be interesting to do a comparison of what would work better. Marriage is hard work, and it is a gamble.Mira Nair
My family is almost exactly like the one in 'Monsoon Wedding'. We are very open, fairly liberal, loud people.Mira Nair
New York City is home to so many people from so many places and the uniqueness of it is that you never feel a foreigner. English is almost hardly ever heard in the subway. In fact, it's weird.Mira Nair
We have three generations at home, including my father-in-law. I keep a very low profile, and a lot of things I do are very much with the family in mind. I have actually made films with the family around me.Mira Nair
We have to realize only in communication, in real knowledge, in real reaching out, can there be an understanding that there's humanity everywhere, and that's what I'm trying to do.Mira Nair
With Vietnam, the Iraq War, so many American films about war are almost always from the American point of view. You almost never have a Middle Eastern character by name with a story.Mira Nair
You know, the sad thing of post-9/11, which was of course horrific, was that the city in which I felt completely at home for two decades, suddenly people like us - brown people - were looked at as the 'Others.'Mira Nair
Mira Nair's Popularity
Mira Nair is a famous Indian director, who was born on October 15, 1957. As a person born on this date, Mira Nair is listed in our database as the 23rd most popular celebrity for the day (October 15) and the 74th most popular for the year (1957).
People born on October 15 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Mira Nair is the 745th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Mira Nair's birthday, Mira Nair is the 280th most famous Indian.
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