Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
- - Commonly Known Name: Mani, Manirathnam
- - Date of Birth: 02 June, 1956
- - Place of Birth: Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
- - Occupation: Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwrtier
- - Education: Degree in Commerce from Madras University. MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Business Management.
- - Spouse: Suhasini
- - Children: Nandan
- - Film Language (s): Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
- - Film Production Company: Madras Talkies, established with Mani Ratnam & his wife Suhasini Mani Ratnam as partners in 1995.
- - Debut Film: Pallavi Anu Pallavi (Kannada, 1983)
Film Career (Filmography)
List of Films as Director:
Unaru (Malayalam, 1985), Mouna Raggam (Tamil, 1986), Nayagan (Tamil, 1987), Geethanjali (Telugu, 1989), Anjali (Tamil, 1990), Thalpathi (Tamil, 1991. Dubbed into Telugu and Hindi), Roja (Tamil, 1992. Dubbed into English, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu and Marathi), Thiruda Thiruda (Tamil, 1993. Dubbed into Hindi and Telugu), Bombay (Tamil, 1995. Dubbed into Hindi and Telugu), Iruvar (Tamil, 1997), Dil Se (Hindi, 1998), Kannathil Muthamittal (Tamil, 2002), Yuva (Hindi, 2004), Guru (Hindi, 2007), Upcoming Movies: Ravana (2009). This movie is being made in Hindi and Tamil language simultaneously.
- - In year 2002 Manirathnam was conferred with Padma Shri award.
- - Won Filmfare Best Director Award (Tamil) in 2002 for movie Kannathil Muthamital.
- - Won Filmfare Best Director Award (Tamil) in 1993 for movie Roja.