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Onir is an Indian film director, editor, writer and producer, best known for his film My Brother Nikhil.

He was born as Anirban Dhar in Thimphu, Bhutan. His father Aparesh Dhar and mother Manjushree are of Bengali origin. Onir spent much of his childhood going to the cinema.

In Kolkata, Onir studied comparative literature and took a few film classes at Chitrabani film school. He graduated from Jadavpur University in 1989, but left before getting his post-graduate degree when he received a scholarship to study films in Berlin.

He later returned to India ...
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Aamir Khan praised for naming son Azad Rao Khan
Filmmaker Onir praised Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao for including the last name Khan as well as Rao in the surname of their new born son Azad. Onir tweeted on the micro blogging site Twitter and called it an 'important ...
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Filmmaker Mani Kaul passes away; Bollywood pays tribute
Noted filmmaker Mani Kaul, who was considered one of the pioneers of new Indian cinema, died here today after prolonged illness. Kaul, 66, is survived by two sons and two daughters. The filmmaker breathed his last at 1am at his home ...
I Am - Review: A slice of life
This weekend goes to all the off-beat films of the year. Director Onir's I Am again makes it to the list of films that has a strong concept with successful writing. The film narrates four stories which cover topics like artificial ...
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Karisma Kapoor Replaced Sanjay Suri I Am 180411 Aid
Karisma Kapoor replaced by Sanjay Suri in I Am
Director Onir's film I Am that is all set to release on 29th April (2011) was originally written for actress Karisma Kapoor and was titled as You And I. Karisma was supposed to make a come back with the film, which ...
Sanjay Suri-Onir take fans feedback for I AM release
It's known to all and sundry that Sanjay Suri and Onir have made their new film I AM by raising funds from a social networking site [Facebook]. In fact, the duo has always shared the progress and achievement of the film ...
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Onir Molested Yuvraj Parashar 170111 Aid
Dunno Y...Onir molested Yuvraj Parashar!
Filmmaker Onir, who is known for his films My Brother Nikhil and Bas Ek Pal, has suddenly found himself in a bit of sticky situation. A young actor, Yuvraj Parashar, who recently made his debut in a film based on homosexuality, ...
Indian movies to be premiered at iView Film Festival
The iView Film Festival that will be held for the third time in New York from 18 to 26 September is supposed to screen Indian movies mostly. Onir’s I Am will be premiered on the inaugural day of the festival and ...
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Manisha Marriage Politics
Manisha plays politics after marriage
Recently, Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala wedded a Nepali businessman Samrat Dahal. The actress signed her first film, after her marriage, where she will be essaying the role of a politician. In a statement, Manisha said, “I am very happy to ...
Juhi Chawla as a Kashmiri refugee
Director Onir's movie I am, is a tale of 4 stories woven together. It is about the issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society. One part of the stories in the film, named I am Megha, stars the beautiful ...
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Nandita Das returns to City Of Joy
After winning multiple Filmfare awards for her directorial debut, it was a grand homecoming of sorts for Nandita Das in Kolkata which is not really her hometown. Nandita is an Oriya by parentage but because of the number of films she ...
Pooja Gandhi debuting in Bollywood movie
It was reported earlier that Pooja Gandhi starrer Mungaru Male would be dubbed in Hindi. The latest buzz in Gandhinagar is that actress Pooja Gandhi is debuting in Hindi movie. She will act in Bollywood movie Abhimanyu, which is directed by ...
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Onir Rahman Tmg Nominations
Rahman, Onir bags TMG Global Award Nominations
Filmmaker Onir is ecstatic. Even before coming on floors, his short films Abhimanyu and Omar have been nominated for Triangle Media Group (TMG) Global Award Nominations. These nominations have been made on the basis of complete scripts of the two films ...
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