Onir Biography


Onir is an Indian film director, editor, writer and producer. He is best known for his film My Brother…Nikhil, one of the first mainstream Hindi films to deal with AIDS and same-sex relationships.

Onir's latest film is I Am which consists of four short films exploring such themes as child abuse and same-sex relationships. I Am won the National Award in two categories; Best Film and Best Lyrics. The film was awarded the 2008/9 Triangle Media Group Honorary Award on 7 February 2010 and won Best Film awards at both the London Asian Film Festival and the River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival and IRDS film awards for Best director for social concern. In February 2011 Onir served as a panelist at I2IT's annual technology and management fest Dhruv 2011, discussing 'Cinema and Youth'. Onir has mentioned in interviews that his next project will be an urban adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Together with Sanjay Suri he has started Anticlock Films, a production company that will concentrate on promoting young directors. Ashwini Malik's Kill Chhabra and Bikas Ranjan Mishra's Chauranga will be its next films.

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