Jahnu Barua
Born (1952-10-18) 18 October 1952 (age 71)
Occupation(s)Film director, writer, producer
Gayatri Barua (Naumi)
(m. 1989)
ChildrenOzu Barua (Actor)

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]


Year Title English Title Language Director Producer Writer Editor
1982 Aparoopa Aparoopa Assamese Yes Yes Yes Yes
1984 Apeksha – Hindi version of Aparoopa Expectation Hindi Yes Yes Yes Yes
1986 Papori Assamese Yes Yes Yes Yes
1987 Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai Catastrophe Assamese Yes Yes Yes Yes
1990 Bonani Forest Assamese Yes Yes
1992 Firingoti Spark Assamese Yes Yes Yes Yes
1995 Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door It's a Long Way to the Sea Assamese Yes Yes Yes Yes
1998 Kuhkhal Price of Freedom Assamese Yes Yes Yes Yes
2000 Pokhi And the River Flows Assamese Yes Yes Yes Yes
2003 Konikar Ramdhenu Ride on the Rainbow Assamese Yes Yes Yes Yes
2004 Tora Tora's Love Assamese Yes 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 Yes Yes
2018 Bhoga Khirikee[3] Broken Window Assamese Yes Yes Yes
Under Production Unread Pages[4] Assamese, English Yes



The Raijor Dal officially announced that Jahnu Baruah had extended his support along with Assamese film actress Zerifa Wahid and lawyer Arup Borbora.[5][6]


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)


  1. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. p. 55. ISBN 978-1135943189 – via GoogleBooks.
  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 12 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Jahnu Baruas film to take Assam to global audience". India Today. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Jailed Akhil Gogoi's KMSS Launches New Party Ahead Of Assam Polls Next Year". NDTV. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  6. ^ "AIUDF meet approves alliance with Cong". The Assam Tribune. Retrieved 12 March 2021.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Padma Awards 2015". Press Information Bureau. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  9. ^ "National Awards for five northeast films". The Times of India. Guwahati. TNN. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  10. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  11. ^ Jahnu Barua conferred 1st Bhupen Hazarika Award, Business Standard