Multi-talented film director, producer and screenwriter Kiran Rao has come a long way in making a niche for herself in cinema, without the tag of being referred to as the wife of actor Aamir Khan.
The highly acclaimed director will be speaking at the Indian Express Idea Exchange on Tuesday, (June 17) at 5 pm.
Having completed her schooling in Kolkata, Kiran Rao obtained her Masters degree at AJK Mass Communication Research Center at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
She began her career by working as an assistant director in Ashutosh Gowariker’s internationally acclaimed ‘Lagaan’ which became the third Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
It was here on the sets of ‘Lagaan’ that she met her future husband, Aamir. Not many know recall that Kiran also did a blink-and-miss role in Aamir starrer ‘Dil Chahta Hai’. Kiran also assisted director Mira Nair on the film, ‘Monsoon Wedding’.
But it was her own directorial debut, ‘Dhobi Ghat’ for which she also penned the script, that really made people sit up and take notice of this brilliant filmmaker. Starring Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar and Monica Dogra, the art film opened to mainly positive reviews, doing well both in India and abroad.
Kiran Rao, who is now happily-married to Aamir with their two-year-old Son Azad, is said to be working on her next project, which is based in Kolkata.
The director also played a big role in the promotion and presentation of Anand Gandhi’s ‘Ship of Theseus’.
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