Roger Nair is a producer, director, distributor and writer of Bollywood movies and Hollywood movies in Canada and india. He has produced or distributed films such as Guru, Kabhi Bhi Kahin Bhi, Supari.
Roger Nair worked as an intern on the sets of Hollywood films in Vancouver, and it was there that he most probably developed an interest for film making as a profession. Later, he set up a film production support company in Toronto and Vancouver in 1995 and then gradually moved from line production to a full production House by 2001. Canadian Business (26 February 2007). Bollywood dreams p. 3.
Supari (2003) was Roger's first film under his own banner . Kabhi bhi Kahin bhi followed and then a launch of Distribution Company : Lionheart distribution with the distribution and world premiere of the film GURU in Toronto.The mayor of Toronto David Miller and Minister of immigration for Canada Jason Kenney attended the event which saw Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, A.R. Rahman, Mani Ratnam, Madhavan Ranganathan walk the carpet for this film. This is where Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan got engaged when Abhishek Bachchan proposed to Aishwarya at the premiere of this film that was held at Elgin theatre for the launch of Lionheart Distribution.
A descendant of Dewan Mokham Chand, Roger Nair is a Human rights Activist and is currently serving as the chairman of South Asians of Human Rights Association (SAHRA).
Roger Nair is currently the executive member of the Toronto Film Board. The board provides advice to the Mayor and City Council on matters of concern and gives voice to Toronto's interests on local, provincial and national issues.
- 2003, Distinguished citizen award City of Toronto
- 2004, Award of excellence city of Toronto
- 2007, Canada Day award for support of Multiculturalism
- 2012, Queen's medal for Human Rights work.