Kiran Rao is an Indian filmmaker and producer. Career - Kiran Rao started her career as an assistant director in the epic film Lagaan (2001) directed by AshutoshGowariker, whom she also assisted later on Swades: We, the People (2004). Lagaan was nominated for 74th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. She also worked as Second Assistant Director with Academy Award nominated director Mira Nair on the indie hit Monsoon Wedding. In 2011, she wrote and directed her debut feature Dhobi Ghat, which was moderately successful at the box office, and remains her only film as a director. Critics praised the film for its unique narration. She has also produced hit films like Peepli Live (2010), Delhi Belly (2011), and Talaash (2012). Personal Life - Kiran Rao was born in Karnataka. She is married to Bollywood actor Aamir Khan.