Mani Ratnam

Active - 1983 - 2017  |   Born - Jun 2, 1956 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India  |   Genres - Drama, Musical

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  • Worked as a management consultant before stepping into the film industry.
  • Made his directorial debut with the Kannada film Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1983).
  • Won the Golden Lotus Award for Best Popular Film at the 37th National Film Awards in 1990 for his film Geethanjali (1989).
  • Received the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, in 2002.
  • Won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie for Yuva (2004), the remake of the Tamil film Aaytha Ezhuthu (2004).
  • Was awarded the Jaeger-Lecoultre Glory to the Filmmaker at the 67th Venice International Film Festival in 2010.