Jahnu Barua

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Jahnu Barua
A Portrait of the Jury Member of 37th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2006) (Asian - African - Latin American Competition) Jahnu Barua, (Director from Assam, India).jpg
Born (1952-10-18) 18 October 1952 (age 68)
Sivasagar, Assam, India
OccupationFilm director, writer, producer
Gayatri Barua (Naumi)
(m. 1989)
ChildrenOzu Barua (son)[Professional Footballer]
  • Deveswar Baruah (father)
  • Gunawati Baruah (mother)

Jahnu Barua (born 1952) is an Indian film director. He has written and directed a number of Assamese and Hindi films. Some of his notable films are Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai (1987), Firingoti (1992), Xagoroloi Bohu Door (1995), Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Mara (2005), Konikar Ramdhenu (2003), Baandhon (2012), and Ajeyo (2014).


Jahnu Barua has been conferred Padma Shri (2003) and Padma Bhushan (2015). He served as chairman of the Indian Film Directors' Association in 1993. [1]


YearTitleEnglish TitleLanguageDirectorProducerWriterEditor
1982 Aparoopa Aparoopa Assamese YesYesYesYes
1984Apeksha – Hindi version of Aparoopa Expectation Hindi YesYesYesYes
1986 Papori AssameseYesYesYesYes
1987 Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai CatastropheAssameseYesYesYesYes
1990 Bonani ForestAssameseYesYes
1992 Firingoti SparkAssameseYesYesYesYes
1995 Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door It's a Long Way to the SeaAssameseYesYesYesYes
1998KuhkhalPrice of FreedomAssameseYesYesYesYes
2000 Pokhi And the River FlowsAssameseYesYesYesYes
2003 Konikar Ramdhenu Ride on the RainbowAssameseYesYesYesYes
2004 Tora Tora's LoveAssameseYesYesYes
2005 Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara I Did Not Kill Gandhi Hindi YesYes
2010 Mumbai Cutting (Anjane Dost segment)HindiYes
2012 Baandhon Waves of SilenceAssameseYesYesYes
2014 Ajeyo [2] InvincibleAssameseYesYesYes
Unreleased Har Pal Every MomentHindiYesYes
2018 Bhoga Khirikee [3] Broken WindowAssameseYesYesYes
Under ProductionUnread Pages [4] Assamese, EnglishYes



Jahnu Baruah has received the following awards:

National Film Awards

Chicago International Film Festival

Brussels International Independent Film Festival

Fukuoka International Film Festival

Fribourg International Film Festival

Locarno International Film Festival

Singapore International Film Festival

Mumbai International Film Festival

Sarhad (NGO)

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