Jahnu Barua

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Jahnu Barua
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Born (1952-10-17) 17 October 1952 (age 65)
Lakowa, Assam, India
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Occupation Film Director, Writer, Producer
Spouse(s) Gayatri Barua (Naumi)(m: 1989)
Children Ozu Barua (son)
Parent(s) Deveswar Baruah (father)
Gunawati Baruah (mother)
Awards Padma Shri 2003
Padma Bhushan 2015
Website jahnubarua.com

Jahnu Barua (born 1952) is a multiple national and international award-winning Indian film director from Assam[1] He has directed a number of Assamese and Hindi films, and along with Bhabendra Nath Saikia was one of the pioneers of Assamese Art cinema. He is best known outside Assam for his Hindi film Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, a drama which uses the principles of Gandhism for its thematic backstory.


Year Title English Title Language Director Producer Writer Editor
1982 Aparoopa Expectation Assamese Yes Yes Yes Yes
1986 Papori Assamese Yes Yes
1987 Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai The Catastrophe Assamese Yes Yes
1990 Bonani The Forest Assamese Yes Yes Yes
1992 Firingoti The Spark Assamese Yes Yes Yes
1995 Xagoroloi Bohudoor It's a Long Way to the Sea Assamese Yes Yes Yes Yes
1998 Kuhkhal The Price of Freedom Assamese Yes Yes Yes
2000 Pokhi And the River Flows Assamese Yes Yes Yes
2003 Konikar Ramdhenu Ride on the Rainbow Assamese Yes Yes Yes
2004 Tora Tora's Love Assamese Yes Yes
2005 Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara I Did Not Kill Gandhi Hindi Yes Yes
2010 Mumbai Cutting (Anjane Dost segment) Hindi Yes
2012 Baandhon Waves of Silence Assamese Yes Yes Yes
2014 Ajeyo[2] Invincible Assamese Yes
Unreleased Har Pal Every Moment Hindi Yes Yes
Under Production Bhoga Khidikee[3] Broken Window Assamese Yes
Under Production Unread Pages[4] - Assamese, English Yes


  • Adhikar (Right, 1988)
  • Ek Kahani (One Story, 1986)


Jahnu Baruah has received the following awards:

National Film Awards[edit]

Chicago International Film Festival[edit]

Brussels International Independent Film Festival[edit]

  • 1996: Best Director for Xagoroloi Bohu Door

Fukuoka International Film Festival[edit]

Fribourg International Film Festival[edit]

  • 1996: Audience Award for Xagoroloi Bohu Door
  • 1996: Award of the Pestalozzi Children's Village Foundation for Xagoroloi Bohu Door

Locarno International Film Festival[edit]

  • 1988: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention for Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai
  • 1988: Silver Leopard for Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai

Singapore International Film Festival[edit]

Mumbai International Film Festival[edit]

Sarhad (NGO)[edit]

  • 2012: 1st Bhupen Hazarika National award[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jahnu Barua, an Assamese filmmaker, India-north-east.com
  2. ^ "An Eternal Optimist". The Pioneer. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Shooting ends for Bhoga Khidikee, Lunchbox producer's debut Assamese film - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Jahnu Baruas film to take Assam to global audience". India Today. 2018-01-30. Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Padma Awards 2015". Press Information Bureau. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "National Awards for five northeast films". The Times of India. Guwahati. TNN. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Jahnu Barua conferred 1st Bhupen Hazarika Award, Business Standard

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