Meet the Director

Onir is an Indian film and TV director, editor, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his film My Brother... Nikhil, and has also won the ‘National Award’ for ‘I Am’ in two categories; Best Film and Best Lyrics.

Born as Anirban Dhar in Samchi, Bhutan, Onir spent much of his childhood going to the cinema. Earlier, 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 film editing at SFB/TTC in Berlin. He later returned to India and worked as an editor, scriptwriter, art director, music album producer and song/music video director.