M. Night Shyamalan

Age: 43
Born: August 6, 1970
Pondicherry, India

Actor

Year
Entourage: The Complete Fourth Season 2008
Lady in the Water 2006
Unbreakable 2000
The Sixth Sense 1999
Praying With Anger 1993

Director

Year
After Earth 2013
The Last Airbender 2010
The Happening 2008
Lady in the Water 2006
The Village 2004
Signs 2002
Unbreakable 2000
The Sixth Sense 1999
Wide Awake 1998
Praying With Anger 1993

Producer

Year
After Earth 2013
The Last Airbender 2010
Devil 2010
Praying With Anger 1993

Writer

Year
After Earth 2013
The Last Airbender 2010
Devil 2010
The Happening 2008
Lady in the Water 2006
The Village 2004
Signs 2002
Unbreakable 2000
The Sixth Sense 1999
She's All That 1999
Stuart Little 1999

Photo: Copyright of Warner Bros., Lady in the Water.

Profile created on June 11, 2002.

Did you know?

  • Manoj is married to Bhavna and they have two children.
  • He grew up in Penn Valley in Philadelphia with his parents, one of the wealthiest communities in the United States.
  • Manoj received a Super-8 camera when he was eight years old.
  • Not only are his parents doctors, but so is his wife and his nine other siblings. They all hold MD or Ph.D titles.
  • He has produced 45 short films by time he turned 17.
  • Manoj is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
  • His last name is pronounced 'SHAH-ma-lawn.'
  • Manoj was the yearbook editor his senior year of high school. Each member created their own "page" as his was a TIME magazine cover replice with a picture of himself in a tux. The headline read "NYU Grad Takes Hollywood by Storm."
 

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