Onir is an Indian film director, editor, writer and producer. His directorial debut, `My Brother... Nikhil` (2005), deals with themes such as AIDS and homosexuality. Onir's latest film is `I Am` which consists of four short films exploring such themes as child abuse and same-sex relationships. The film was awarded the 2008/9 Triangle Media Group Honorary Award on February 7, 2010. Onir has mentioned in interviews that his next project will be an urban adaptation of Shakespeare's `Hamlet`.
He was born as Onirban Dhar in a small town in Bhutan. In 1986, he moved to Kolkata where he studied comparative literature. He graduated from Jadavpur University in 1989.