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Mani Ratnam is an Indian movie director, producer and screenwriter, who predominantly works in Tamil film industry. He made his debut Kannada movie titled Pallavi Anu Pallavi in 1983, his Telugu debut movie titled 1989 Geethanjali, debut Malayalam movie is Unaru in 1984 and his debut Tamil movie is Pagal Nilavu in 1985. Now he is working for the movie Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. Check out below for Mani Ratnam Wiki, Biography, Age, Movies List, Family, Images and more.

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Mani Ratnam Early Life and Career

Mani Ratnam was born on 2 June 1956 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Mani Ratnam family is now residing in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His father name is S. Gopal Ratnam who was a was a film distributor worked for Venus Pictures and his mother name will be updated soon. Mani Ratnam has two siblings an elder brother named G. Venkateswaran and a younger brother named G. Srinivasan. He did his schooling in Besant Theosophical School and he did his graduation in commerce at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, affiliated to the Madras University. Then he did his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in finance at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He was brought up in Chennai with his brothers and cousins as he is from film family the children of the family was not allowed to watch movies. When he was studying in Besant Theosophical School he started watching movies, and he admired by the actors Sivaji Ganesan and Nagesh. At the age of 15, he was inspired by director K. Balachander and became the fan of him. Once after his graduation, he started working as a management consultant but he was not satisfied with his job and he found that it is an extension of his academics.

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At the time of his work, his friend Ravi Shankar who is the son of director B. R. Panthulu was in the process of first Kannada film. Later Mani Ratnam accompanied with his friend Ravi Shankar along with his friend Raman who is the son of filmmaker S. Balachander, to complete his script. Then he left his consulting job and join in the crew but the movie was not take off and it was eventually shelved. Though he planned to became a film-maker, and he was not pleased with the cinemas that made in Tamil cinema but he was amazed by seeing the movies like P. Bharathiraja’s 16 Vayathinile (1977), K.Balachander’s Apoorva Raagangal (1975), and J. Mahendran’s Mullum Malarum (1978) and Uthiripookkal (1979). At that time he grouped with the peoples namely P. C. Sreeram, Santhana Bharathi, and P. Vasu, who are interested in enters into the film industry.

He developed his script for the movie Pallavi Anu Pallavi and his uncle Krishnamurthy agreed to produce his movie with some condition he agreed with all his conditions. He made his debut movie along with all the leading craftsmen like Balu MahendraB. Lenin, Thotta Tharani and Ilaiyaraaja. For this movie, he grabbed the Best Screenplay Award from the Karnataka State Government for the year 1983. Then by seeing his work Malayalam film producer N. G. John offered a chance for direction to the movie Unaru in the year 1984. In the year 1985,  G. Thyagarajan of Sathya Jyothi Films offered a chance to direct the movie Pagal Nilavu for this movie Murali and Revathi playing lead roles. Then in the following years, he directed more Tamil and Hindi movies like Mouna RagamAgni Natchathiram, Anjali, Roja, Dil Se (Hindi), O Kadhal Kanmani and more. Moreover, for his movies, he grabbed several awards that include six National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards South and three Bollywood Filmfare Awards. Manirathnam wife name is Suhasini who was a Tamil movie actress they got married in 1988 and they have a Son named Nandan Maniratnam.

Mani Ratnam Biography

Name Mani Ratnam
Real Name Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam
Nickname Mani
Profession Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer
Date of Birth 2 June 1956
Age 62 (as of August 2018)
Zodiac sign Gemini
Father Name S. Gopal Ratnam
Mother Name Yet to be updated
Religion Hindu
Educational Qualification Master of Business Administration (MBA)
School Besant Theosophical School
College Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Madras University
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
Hobbies Reading Books, Writer and Listening Music
Hometown Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Married Yes
Wife Name Suhasini Maniratnam
Children Nandan Maniratnam
Current City Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Mani Ratnam Movies

Title Year Director Producer Writer Language
Pallavi Anu Pallavi 1983 Yes Yes Kannada
Unaru 1984 Yes Malayalam
Pagal Nilavu 1985 Yes Yes Tamil
Idaya Kovil 1985 Yes Tamil
Mouna Ragam 1986 Yes Yes Tamil
Nayakan 1987 Yes Yes Tamil
Agni Natchathiram 1988 Yes Yes Tamil
Geethanjali 1989 Yes Yes Telugu
Anjali 1990 Yes Yes Tamil
Chatriyan 1990 Yes Yes Tamil
Thalapathi 1991 Yes Yes Tamil
Roja 1992 Yes Yes Tamil
Dasarathan 1993 Yes Tamil
Gaayam 1993 Yes Telugu
Thiruda Thiruda 1993 Yes Yes Tamil
Bombay 1995 Yes Yes Yes Tamil
Indira 1995 Yes Tamil
Aasai 1995 Yes Tamil
Iruvar 1997 Yes Yes Yes Tamil
Nerrukku Ner 1997 Yes Tamil
Dil Se 1998 Yes Yes Yes Hindi
Taj Mahal 1999 Yes Tamil
Alaipayuthey 2000 Yes Yes Yes Tamil
Dumm Dumm Dumm 2001 Yes Yes Tamil
Five Star 2002 Yes Tamil
Kannathil Muthamittal 2002 Yes Yes Yes Tamil
Saathiya 2002 Yes Yes Hindi
Yuva 2004 Yes Yes Yes Hindi
Aaytha Ezhuthu 2004 Yes Yes Yes Tamil
Guru 2007 Yes Yes Yes Hindi
Raavan 2010 Yes Yes Yes Hindi
Raavanan 2010 Yes Yes Yes Tamil
Kadal 2013 Yes Yes Yes Tamil
O Kadhal Kanmani 2015 Yes Yes Yes Tamil
Ok Jaanu 2017 Yes Yes Hindi
Kaatru Veliyidai 2017 Yes Yes Yes Tamil
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam 2018 Yes Yes Yes Tamil

Mani Ratnam awards and nominations

Civilian Honours

Year Award Honouring body Outcome
2002 Padma Shri Government of India Won

Filmfare Awards

Year Film Category Outcome
1996 Bombay Critics Award for Best Movie Won
2003 Saathiya Best Screenplay Won
2005 Yuva Critics Award for Best Movie Won
Best Screenplay Won
2007 Guru Best Movie Nominated
Best Director Nominated
Best Story Nominated

Filmfare Awards South

Year Film Category Outcome
1986 Mouna Ragam Best Director Won
1989 Geethanjali Best Director Won
1990 Anjali Best Director Won
1991 Thalapathi Best Director Won
1995 Bombay Best Director Won
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Best Director Won
2015 O Kadhal Kanmani Best Director Nominated
2015 O Kadhal Kanmani Best Film Nominated

Karnataka State Film Awards

Year Film Category Outcome
1982-83 Pallavi Anu Pallavi Best Screenplay Won

Nandi Awards

Year Film Category Outcome
1990 Geethanjali Best Story Writer Won

National Film Awards

Year Film Language Category Outcome
1986 Mouna Ragam Tamil Best Regional Film Won
1989 Geethanjali Telugu Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Won
1991 Anjali Tamil Best Regional Film Won
1992 Roja Tamil Best Film on National Integration Won
1995 Bombay Tamil Best Film on National Integration Won
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Tamil Best Regional Film Won

Star Screen Awards

Year Film Category Outcome
1995 Bombay Best Director Won
2005 Yuva Best Director Nominated
Best Screenplay Nominated

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Year Film Category Outcome
1988 Agni Natchathiram Third Best Film Won
1992 Roja Best Director Won
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Best Director Won
Second Best Film Won

Moscow International Film Festival

Year Film Category Outcome
1993 Roja Golden St. George for Best Film Nominated

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Year Film Category Outcome
1995 Bombay Gala Award Won

Jerusalem Film Festival

Year Film Category Outcome
1995 Bombay Honorable Mention Won
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal In The Spirit of Freedom Award – Best Feature Film Won

Political Film Society Awards

Year Film Category Outcome
1995 Bombay Special Award Won

Belgrade Film Festival

Year Film Category Outcome
1997 Iruvar Best Film Won

International Tamil Film Awards

Year Film Category Outcome
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Best Director Won
Best Film Won

Berlin Film Festival

Year Film Category Outcome
1998 Dil Se.. NETPAC (Special Mention) Won

RiverRun International Film Festival

Year Film Category Outcome
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Audience Award for Best Feature Film Won

Zimbabwe International Film Festival

Year Film Category Outcome
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Best Film Won

Film Fest New Haven Awards

Year Film Category Outcome
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Audience Award Won
Jury Award Won
Special Award Won

Westchester Film Festival

Year Film Category Outcome
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Best International Film Won

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

Year Film Category Outcome
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Best Film Won

Venice International Film Festival

Year Ceremony Award Outcome
2010 67th Venice International Film Festival Jaeger-Lecoultre Glory To The Filmmaker (Honorary Award) Won

V. Shantaram Awards

Year Film Category Outcome
1992 Roja Best Director Won
2007 Guru Best Director Won

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