Onir was born in Samchi, a smaller city in Bhutan on the 30th April, 1969. Right after his education in Bhutan he came to Kolkatta(India) and graduated as a university student of Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University in 1989. When in University he was also finding out German, Russian , Bengali, and Tamil. Aside from it he joined the Film experiments course at Chitrabani, Kolkatta.

In 1991 he co-directed his very first documentary movie at a operate shop arranged by Max Muller Bhavan and Chitrabani in Kolkatta. The documentary film was termed “Glimpses of College or university Avenue”. In the identical 12 months he was presented scholarship to prepare at an innovative editing training course with SFB/TTC Berlin.

Returning from Berlin he created his initially independent documentary (it was also manufactured by him). ‘Fallen hero’ (1992) was a documentary, which was a portrait of an ageing painter Bijon Chaudry and his problem with the modifying political circumstance in Bengal. Quickly later on he shifted base to Mumbai to work as a freelance editor, tunes album producer, company filmmaker, etcetera. all the while striving to go in the direction of movies, which was his final intention.

In 1999 he got his very first expertise with on the position filmmaking. He was the film editor, tune designer, and song director of the movie “Daman” directed by Kalpana Lajmi. This is the place he achieved Sanjay Suri. Sanjay’s encouragement manufactured Onir commence operating on his scripts. Five many years, 5 scripts and no producers! Finally in 2004 Sanjay and Onir made a decision to make Onir’s first film “My brother Nikhil” which was to turn into the 1st key stream movie that resolved the issue of homosexuality apart from working with troubles of Human legal rights and HIV AIDS. Yash Raj released this movie on 25th March, 2005.

The movie fetched several intercontinental awards…

o Saathi Rainbow film competition , Kolkatta (Ideal director)
o Audience preference award, Leceister (United kingdom)
o 2nd audience alternative award, Hamburg LGBT movie competition
o 2nd audience preference award, Bremen LGBT movie competition
o Winner Jury Award, Most effective Film

By arnia