Citizenship/Residence Geneva , Switzerland
An Indian director known for her documentaries and feature films dealing with controversial subject matter, based out of New York. Her production company, Mirabai Films, specializes in films that act as “native informers” on Indian society. A series of gritty and realistic documentaries that examined India’s traditions and culture, country’s patriarchal society and other issues are well addressed with. It was in the late 1980s Nair turned her attention to feature films. Among her best known films are Mississippi Masala, The Namesake, the Golden Lion-winning Monsoon Wedding and Salaam Bombay! In 2012, Mira Nair was felicitated with Padma Bhushan by Govt. of India. With a tidy sum of umpteen accolades Mira Nair stand to be a purist in direction.