Biography / Profile:
Born: 24 August
Occupation: Director, Actor
Nagraj Manjule is a very well known name in Marathi cinema who has made his presence felt by directional skills as well as acting skills for Marathi movie. Nagraj Manjule made his first short film ‘Pistulya‘. Nagraj Manjule made his debut as a director through a feature Marathi movie ‘Fandry‘. This debut film of Nagraj Manjule is certainly not a love teen age story; but a film making a strong statement on social injustice. We notice the direction of Nagraj Manjule in Marathi film ‘Sairat‘, to show the realities in the lives of a young couple. Very cleverly, Nagraj has shown their journey, filled with challenges. Marathi film ‘Sairat’ has turned out to be the biggest blockbuster in Marathi.
Nagraj Manjule was married in 1997. After a few years of married life he divorced.
He has pursued his M.A. in Marathi literature.
National Film Award – Best Director First Non-Feature Film – Pistulya (2010)
New York Indian Film Festival – Best Director