Speaker Mira Nair at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Mira Nair

FILMMAKER

Mira Nair began her career as an actress before going on to make documentaries. Her narrative feature debut, Salaam Bombay! won the Camera d’Or and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film. A resourceful and determined independent filmmaker who casts unknowns alongside Hollywood stars, Nair has directed Mississippi Masala, The Perez Family, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Hysterical Blindness, Vanity Fair, The Namesake, Amelia and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Her most recent film,Queen of Katwe, about a rural Ugandan girl with an aptitude for chess, stars Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo. Nair’s acclaimed film Monsoon Wedding was recently brought to the stage as a highly anticipated musical at Berkeley Repertory Theatre where it closed an extended, sold out run this past summer.



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