Namrata Rao

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Namrata Rao
Born (1981-06-17) 17 June 1981 (age 40)
OccupationFilm editor
Years active2008 – present

Namrata Rao (born 17 June 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), Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011) 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] [3]


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][4]



Year Award Category Film
2012 National Film Awards Best Editing Kahaani [5]
2011 Filmfare Awards Best Editing Love Sex aur Dhokha [6]
2013 Kahaani
2011 IIFA Awards Best Editing Band Baaja Baaraat [7]
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


  1. ^ "A signature cut". The Hindu. 25 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b "The Best Cut". The Indian Express. 4 March 2012.
  3. ^ God is in the rushes The Hindu 15 April 2017
  4. ^ Film editor Namrata Rao ki "Kahaani" Career360, 14 July 2012.
  5. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Namrata Rao is flying high". The Times of India. 3 October 2011.
  7. ^ 'Band Baaja Baaraat' wins three IIFA Awards CNN-IBN, 25 June 2011.

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