Mani Ratnam – Biography, Wife, Family, Career & Movies

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Mani Ratnam, a famous director of Hindi and Tamil films, was born on 2 June 1956 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Mani Ratnam made his first film Pallavi Anu Pallavi in the year 1983, in which actor Anil Kapoor played the lead role. So far, he has directed hundreds of films in his life, Mani Ratnam is a well-known face for directing in South Indian films and Bollywood films.

Mani Ratnam makes more love stories, political dramas and action films.

Mani Ratnam’s father’s name was Yes Gopal Ratnam, and mother’s name is not known, he married National Award winner Suhasini in the year 1988. Mani Ratnam became a father in 1991, his son’s name is Nandan. (Mani Ratnam Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & more)

Mani Ratnam has also received national award and Padma Shri award 6 times in his life work so far. Mani Ratnam has made superhit films like Roja Bombay, Dil Se, Guru and Saathiyan.

Mani Ratnam

  • Full Name Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam
  • Current Name – Mani Ratnam
  • Profession – Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter
  • Born – 2 June 1956
  • Place of Birth – Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Father’s Name – S Gopal Ratnam
  • Brother – G. Venkateswaran, G. Srinivasan, Sethu Sriram
  • Sister – Sharda Ratnam
  • First debut film – Kannada (Pallavi Anu Pallavi 1983)
  • Wife’s Name Suhasini Maniratnam
  • Marriage – 1988
  • Son – Nandan
  • Net Worth – $18.3 million USD
  • Present Address – Alwarpet, Chennai
  • Hometown – Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Hobbies – Reading and Writing
  • Car Collection – BMW and Mercedes BENZ
  • Mani Ratnam charges Rs 5 to 6 crore for directing a movie

Mani Ratnam Education – (Education)

Mani Ratnam did his early education from a school near his house, later he studied from a school a little away from his village, after which he studied MBA from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Madras University and Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, after which he started directing in the world of films and giving more than one hit film industry. It is still active in this work today.

Favorite things –

  • Mani Ratnam loves South Indian food.
  • Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan and Anil Kapoor are his favorite heroes.
  • Suhasini, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Tabu and Manisha Koirala are his favorite heroines.
  • In Bollywood, he likes films like Roja, Dil Se, Bombay and Guru.
  • In Hollywood, they like Memento, Dark Knight and Inception movies.
  • Ilaiyaraaja and A.R. Rahman are his favorite musicians.

Mani Ratnam Career – (Career)

Mani Ratnam started his career as a film assistant, while working in this position for a few years, he learned and learned about how to direct films, after which he also made up his mind that now I also have to make a film, which I should direct myself, then he started his career in the year 1983 with the Kannada film “Pallavi Anu Pallavi”. In which Anil Kapoor worked as a hero.

Mani Ratnam’s first film did good business, the film was a hit, he also received many awards for this film, after which he started playing the role of a director films and gave many hit films. Just as he is famous in South India, he is also known as a famous director in Bollywood.

Mani Ratnam Movies List – (Maniratnam )

  • Idaya Kovil (1985)
  • Mouna Ragam (1986)
  • Nayakan (1987)
  • Dayavan (1988)
  • Geethanjali (1989)
  • Anjali (1990)
  • Thalapathi (1991)
  • Red (1992)
  • Iruvar (1997)
  • Dil Se (1998)
  • Chandrodaya (1999)
  • Tajmahal (1999)
  • Yaad Rakhegi Duniya (1992)
  • Indira (1995)
  • Dasarathan (1993)
  • Kasak (1992)
  • Saathiya (2002)
  • Annavru (2003)
  • Guru (2007)
  • Raavan (2010)
  • Raavanan (2010)
  • Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018)
  • Ponniyin Selvan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mani Ratnam ( Maniratnam )

  • Two of his films ‘Anjali’ and ‘Nayagan’ also went to the Oscars.
  • He has received many awards and honors in his lifetime.
  • Mani Ratnam and A.R. Rahman have been working together for almost 25 years.
  • Mani Ratnam currently lives in Mumbai, he also visits South India from time to time.
  • Mani Ratnam, who stepped into the world of Tamil cinema, worked as a director in many films from South India to Bollywood, even today it is active in the world of films.


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