Namrata Rao

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Namrata Rao
Born (1981-04-15) 15 April 1981 (age 36)
Delhi, India
Occupation Film editor
Years active 2008 – present

Namrata Rao (born 15 April 1981) is an Indian film editor, who works in Hindi cinema, where starting with Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), she edited films like Ishqiya (2010), Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) and Kahaani (2012).[1] She is most famous for editing and acting in the film Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010) for which she received the Filmfare Award for Best Editing in 2011. She received National Film Award for Best Editing and Filmfare Award for Best Editing for the critically acclaimed Kahaani (2012).

Early life and education[edit]

Born to a middle-class family in Delhi, she obtained a degree in IT, but left the field to pursue film.[2]


She started her career as a graphic designer, also worked with NDTV for a while, before deciding to study film making at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata.[2][3]



Year Award Category Film
2012 National Film Awards Best Editing Kahaani [4]
2011 Filmfare Awards Best Editing Love Sex aur Dhokha [5]
2013 Kahaani
2011 IIFA Awards Best Editing Band Baaja Baaraat [6]
2013 Kahaani
2011 Colors Screen Awards Best Editing Band Baaja Baaraat
2013 Kahaani
2013 Zee Cine Awards Best Editing
2013 Times of India Film Awards Best Editing

God Is In The Rushes


  1. ^ "A signature cut". The Hindu. March 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The Best Cut". The Indian Express. Mar 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ Film editor Namrata Rao ki "Kahaani" Career360, July 14, 2012.
  4. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Namrata Rao is flying high". The Times of India. Oct 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ 'Band Baaja Baaraat' wins three IIFA Awards CNN-IBN, Jun 25, 2011.

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