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Trivia (11)

Aunt of Ishaan Nair

One son, Zohran, born 1991, with her Ugandan husband Mahmood Mamdani.

Her brother, Vicky Nair, is based in Delhi and is opening a street food restaurant in Gurgaon.

Was offered the job of directing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

First read William Makepeace Thackeray's 'Vanity Fair' when she was 16. She would later adapt it into a film.

Lost hours of footage for 'Monsoon Wedding' when the negative was shipped to New York and x-rayed.

Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990

Head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2002

Teaching in Columbia University's film department [October 2002]

Dedicated her film The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) to memory of her father Amrit Nair (1924-2012).

Was inspired to become a filmmaker after seeing Doctor Zhivago (1965) countless times as a young girl in India.