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Mani Ratnam

Born
02 Jun 1956, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Years Active
1983–present
Occupation
Film Director Film Producer Screenwriter
Spouse
Suhasini (1988-Present)

Mani Ratnam (Tamil: மணி ரத்னம்; born Gopalaratnam Subramaniam on 2 June 1956) is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. His directorial debut was the Kannada film Pallavi Anu Pallavi starring Anil Kapoor in 1983. Directing landmark films such as Mouna Raagam (1986), Nayagan (1987), Anjali (1990), Thalapathi (1991), Iruvar (1997), Alaipayuthey (2000), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Yuva (2004), Guru (2007), and his "terrorism trilogy" consisting of Roja (1992), Bombay (1995) and Dil Se (1998), Ratnam is widely credited with having revolutionised the Tamil film industry and altering the profile of Indian cinema. Ratnam has won multiple National Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards (South), four Filmfare Awards (Hindi), and twelve international film festival awards. His Tamil movie Nayagan, Satyajit Ray's Apu trilogy and Guru Dutt's Pyaasa are the only Indian films that have appeared in TIME Magazine's All-Time 100 Greatest Movies. His film Roja was the only Indian film to feature in TIME Magazine's "10 Best Soundtracks" of all time. - Read more at Wikipedia

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