Mani Ratnam

Film Producer / Film Director / Actor / Screenwriter | * 06/02/1956 (65) | Madurai, Tamil Nadu (India)
Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam (born 2 June 1956), known professionally as Mani Ratnam, is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. Ratnam has won six National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards, six Filmfare Awards South, and numerous awards at various film festivals across the world. In 2002, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, acknowledging his contributions to film. Despite being born into a film family, Mani Ratnam did not develop any interest in films when he was young. Upon completion of his post graduation in management, he started his career as a consultant. He entered the film industry through the 1983 Kannada film Pallavi Anu Pallavi. The failure of his subsequent films would mean that he was left with fewer offers. However, his fifth directorial outing, Mouna Ragam (1986), established him as a leading filmmaker in Tamil cinema. He followed that with Nayakan (1987). Mani Ratnam is well known for his "Terrorism trilogy" consisting of Roja (1992), ()
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Mani Ratnam was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, to Tamil Brahmin parents. His actual name is Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam Iyer. He did his schooling at Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Chennai. After graduating with a degree in Commerce from Vivekananda College, University of Madras, and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, he embarked on a career as a management consultant before becoming a filmmaker. He got into film direction with the help of his late brother, film producer G. Venkateswaran.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Mani Ratnam

Padma Shri in Arts

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Movies with Mani Ratnam as Actor(1)

as himself2014 Jai Ho

Movies with Mani Ratnam as Crew(116)

Writing/Screenplay2022 Ponniyin Selvan: Part One
Directing/Director2022 Ponniyin Selvan: Part One
Production/Producer2022 Ponniyin Selvan: Part One
Writing/Writer2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai
Writing/Screenplay2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai
Writing/Screenplay2020 Vaanam Kottatum
Production/Producer2020 Vaanam Kottatum
Writing/Dialogue2020 Vaanam Kottatum
Writing/Story2020 Vaanam Kottatum
Directing/Director2018 Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Writing/Story2018 Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Writing/Screenplay2018 Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Writing/Dialogue2018 Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Production/Producer2018 Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Writing/Story2017 Ok Jaanu
Writing/Screenplay2017 Ok Jaanu
Production/Producer2017 Ok Jaanu
Directing/Director2017 Kaatru Veliyidai
Production/Producer2017 Kaatru Veliyidai
Writing/Screenplay2017 Kaatru Veliyidai
Writing/Story2017 Kaatru Veliyidai
Writing/Dialogue2017 Kaatru Veliyidai
Directing/Director2015 OK Kanmani
Production/Producer2015 OK Kanmani
Writing/Screenplay2015 OK Kanmani
Writing/Story2015 OK Kanmani
Directing/Director2013 Kadal
Production/Producer2013 Kadal
Writing/Screenplay2013 Kadal
Directing/Director2010 Raavan
Production/Producer2010 Raavan
Writing/Screenplay2010 Raavan
Writing/Dialogue2010 Raavan
Directing/Director2010 Raavanan
Production/Producer2010 Raavanan
Writing/Story2010 Raavanan
Directing/Director2007 Guru
Production/Producer2007 Guru
Writing/Writer2007 Guru
Writing/Story2007 Guru
Writing/Screenplay2007 Guru
Directing/Director2004 Yuva
Production/Producer2004 Yuva
Writing/Screenplay2004 Yuva
Directing/Director2004 Aayitha Ezhuthu
Production/Producer2004 Aayitha Ezhuthu
Writing/Screenplay2004 Aayitha Ezhuthu
Production/Producer2002 Saathiya
Writing/Screenplay2002 Saathiya
Writing/Story2002 Saathiya
Directing/Director2002 Kannathil Muthamittal
Production/Producer2002 Kannathil Muthamittal
Writing/Screenplay2002 Kannathil Muthamittal
Writing/Story2002 Kannathil Muthamittal
Production/Producer2002 Five Star
Production/Producer2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm
Writing/Screenplay2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm
Directing/Director2000 Alaipayuthey
Writing/Screenplay2000 Alaipayuthey
Writing/Story2000 Alaipayuthey
Writing/Dialogue2000 Alaipayuthey
Writing/Writer1999 Taj Mahal
Directing/Director1998 Dil Se..
Writing/Story1998 Dil Se..
Writing/Screenplay1998 Dil Se..
Production/Executive Producer1998 Dil Se..
Production/Producer1997 Nerrukku Ner
Directing/Director1997 Iruvar
Writing/Screenplay1997 Iruvar
Writing/Story1997 Iruvar
Production/Producer1997 Iruvar
Directing/Director1995 Bombay
Production/Producer1995 Bombay
Writing/Screenplay1995 Bombay
Writing/Story1995 Bombay
Production/Producer1995 Aasai
Writing/Story1993 Gaayam
Writing/Screenplay1993 Gaayam
Directing/Director1993 Thiruda Thiruda
Production/Producer1993 Thiruda Thiruda
Writing/Screenplay1993 Thiruda Thiruda
Writing/Story1993 Thiruda Thiruda
Directing/Director1992 Roja
Writing/Screenplay1992 Roja
Writing/Story1992 Roja
Production/Producer1992 Roja
Directing/Director1991 Thalapathi
Writing/Screenplay1991 Thalapathi
Writing/Story1991 Thalapathi
Directing/Director1990 Anjali
Writing/Writer1990 Anjali
Writing/Screenplay1990 Anjali
Writing/Dialogue1990 Anjali
Writing/Screenplay1990 Chathriyan
Production/Producer1990 Chathriyan
Writing/Story1990 Chathriyan
Directing/Director1989 Geethanjali
Writing/Writer1989 Geethanjali
Writing/Screenplay1989 Geethanjali
Writing/Story1989 Geethanjali
Directing/Director1988 Agni Natchathiram
Writing/Writer1988 Agni Natchathiram
Writing/Writer1988 Dayavan
Directing/Director1987 Nayakan
Writing/Writer1987 Nayakan
Directing/Director1986 Mouna Raagam
Writing/Writer1986 Mouna Raagam
Directing/Director1985 Idhaya Kovil
Directing/Director1985 Pagal Nilavu
Writing/Screenplay1985 Pagal Nilavu
Writing/Dialogue1985 Pagal Nilavu
Directing/Director1984 Unaru
Directing/Director1983 Pallavi Anu Pallavi
Writing/Screenplay1983 Pallavi Anu Pallavi
Writing/Story1983 Pallavi Anu Pallavi
Writing/Dialogue1983 Pallavi Anu Pallavi

TV Shows/Series with Mani Ratnam as Crew(1)

Production/Producer2021 Nine Emotions

Full Name: Mani Ratnam
Citizenship: India
Born: Saturday, 06/02 1956 (June) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu (India) (current age: 65 years + 232 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Educated at: University of Madras, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies
Spouses (current/former): Suhasini Maniratnam
Other names for Mani Ratnam (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Mani Rathnam"
"Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam"
Mani Ratnam frequently works together with these people:
A. R. Rahman (32x, Crew)
Ilaiyaraaja (22x, Crew)
A. Sreekar Prasad (17x, Crew)
P. C. Sreeram (12x, Crew)
Brinda (11x, Crew)
Eka Lakhani (11x, Crew)
B. Lenin (10x, Crew)
Sivakumar Ananth (9x, Crew)
Rajiv Menon (8x, Crew)
Thotta Tharani (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:195248, Added: 07/20/2018, Last updated: 12/31/2021