Indian director Mira Nair has been named as president of the International Jury of the 52nd Berlinale 2002.

Nair's feature debut, Salaam Bombay, won the Camera d'Or in Cannes, as well as 25 other international awards. It was also nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film. Nair's other works include the feature films Mississippi Masala and Kama Sutra.

"I'm absolutely delighted that Mira Nair will be the Jury president for the coming Berlinale", said Festival director Dieter Kosslick. "She is a most committed director and a marvelous filmmaker who loves the magic of the cinema. She has enraptured international audiences with such magic over and over again in her own movies."

Nair's last film, Monsoon Wedding, won this year's Golden Lion in Venice.