resized_0000_IFF2018_Spielfilm_Kuchh_Foto_Regie.jpgOnir learned film editing in 1991 at the SFB TTC in Berlin, before directing and producing his first documentary, ‘Fallen Hero’ (1992). Later he worked as an editor, song designer and song director. In 2004 he co-produced the film "My Brother...Nikhil" with Sanjay Suri, one of the first mainstream films to tackle homosexuality.

He recently finished filming the Indian-Australian documentary Raising the Bar (2016) about six young Down Syndrome sufferers, which won the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award at the Indian Film Festival Melbourne in 2016.