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International Film Festival in Rome
Director Mira Nair arrives at a photocall for the film "8" during the Rome International Film Festival in Rome on October 23, 2008. The film, a U.N.-backed movie made of eight short segments, each segment shot by a different director, aims to raise awareness of world poverty. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Mira Nair (born October 15, 1957) is an Indian film director and producer based in New York. Her production company is Mirabai Films.

She was educated at Delhi University and Harvard University. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay! (1988), won the Golden Camera award at the Cannes Film Festival and also earned the nomination for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. She used the proceeds of the film, to establish an organization for street children, called the Salaam Baalak Trust in India. She often works with longtime creative collaborator, screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala, whom she met at Harvard.

She has won a number of awards, including a National Film Award and various international film festival awards, and was a nominee at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards and Filmfare Awards. She was also awarded the India Abroad Person of the Year-2007, which was presented by Indra Nooyi, Chairperson and CEO, PepsiCo, Inc, and India Abroad Person of the Year-2006.

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