Jahnu Borua barua assamese director

Jahnu Borua

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Name of The Celebrity : Jahnu Borua

Gender: Male

Occupation: Director, Editor, Producer, and Writer

Date of Birth: 17 October- 1952

Birth Place: Bokota, Sibosaagor, Assam, India

Education: Gauhati University, Assam & FTII, Pune , India

Notable Work: Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai, Xhagoroloi Bohu Door,

Awards and Achievements: Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Best Assamese Award

Spouce: Gayotri Borua

Twelve time National Award winner Jahnu Borua was born in Bokota Village in Xhiboxhaagor (Sibosaagor) district of Assam. He is one among the most internationally acclaimed movie directors from India and well known for his work in Assamese and Hindi movies. Jahnu did his B. Sc. from B. Borooah College, Guahati University, Guwahati, Assam. Later Jahnu Borua did his Diploma in Film Direction from prestigious “Film and Television Institute of India” (FTII), Pune, India.

Jahnu Borua’s directional debut movie was “Aparoopa” (Oporoopa) ( Eng. Title: Expectation ) in 1982. As a producer Jahnu Borua has been producing movies under his four production companies Jahnu Barua Productions, Patkai Pictures and Dolphin Communications, Patkai Films.

Apart form direction, he is the writer and editor of most of his movies.

Jahnu’s Assamese Filmogrpahy:-

YearMovie TitleDirectorWriterEditorAwards
1982AparoopaBest Regional Film (National Award 1983)
Indian Panorama 1983
1986PaporiIndian Panorama 1986
1987Halodhia Choraye Baodhan KhaiGolden Lotus for Best Film (National Award 1988)
Indian Panorama 1988
1990BonaniBest Film on Evironment (National Award 1990) (The Forest)

Indian Panorama 1990

1992FiringotiSecond Best Film – Silver Lotus (National Award 1992)

Best Actress (National Award 1992) Indian Panorama 1992

1995Xhagoroloi BohudoorGolden Lotus for Best Director (National Award 1995)
Best Regional Film (National Award 1995)
Indian Panorama 1996
1998KuhkhalIndian Panorama 1999

Best Regional Film (National Award 1999)

2000PokhiIndian Panorama 2000

Best Regional Film 2000

2003Konikar RamdhenuIndian Panorama 2002

Best Regional Film (National Award 2003)

2004ToraBest Children Film (Golden Lotus – National Award 2004
2012BaandhonNational Award – Best Assamese Film, Indian Panorama
2014AjeyoNational Award – Best Assamese Film

Jahnu’s Hindi Filmogrpahy:-

YearMovie TitleDirectorWriterAwards
2005Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin MaraInternational FIPRESCI Award, Mumbai Int. Film Festival, 2006

Kodak Vision Award, Fukuoka International Film Fest, 2006

2010Mumbai Cutting (Anjane Dost Segment only)
UnreleasedHar Pal

Awards / Honors & Achievements :-

  • Padma Shri (the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India) – 2003;
  • Padma Bhushan (the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India) – 2015;
  • Kamal Kumari National Award for Culture – 2004;
  • Tarun Duara Oil India Award – 2009;
  • Bhabendra Nath Saikia Award – 2010;
  • Best Assamese Award – 2012;
  • Bhupen Hazarika Award – 2012;
  • Bhupen Hazarika Kothachobi Ratna – 2013;
  • Hindi Sevi Puraskar – 2014;
  • Doctor of Literature (D. Litt.) – 2014;

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