Nagraj Manjule

Born :    August 24, 1977
Residence :   Jeur, Karmala Taluka in Solapur
Nationality :   Indian
Occupation :   Actor, Film Director, Scriptwriter

Nagraj Popatrao Manjule is a National Award-winning Indian filmmaker known for his first short film Pistulya. Early life and background of Nagraj Manjule grew up in the Jeur in the Solapur district of Maharashtra .

He has pursued his M.A. in Marathi literature from University of Pune, followed by Masters in communication studies from New Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ahmednagar.

His first National Award winning short film Pistulya is a reflection of his 'felt experience', Thereafter he made his debut feature film, Fandry in 2014. Fandry literally means pig in the Kaikadi language.

He is also known for his book “Unhachya Kata Viruddha”. He faced lots of misconceptions as he grew up in society. It reflects in his films and poems. His film is been awarded by FIPRESCI INDIA of International Federation of Film Critics – India Chapter. And he is been appreciated by the Best Director award at Pune International Film Festival. He also got many other appreciative awards for his Movies.

Filmography

In 2009 his fisrt short film known as a title Pistulya, in 2013 his most award wining second film name as Fandry, multi award-winning, critically acclaimed, hard-hitting debut Fandry , about a much oppressed family of pig catchers living on the very margins of rural Maharashtra.

Then in 2015 he got roll as an actor in film Highway and also in 2015 Nagraj Manjule as an actor in two film known as Silence and other Baji.

It’s a great turn-of-the-year news for Marathi cinema. Young filmmaker Nagraj Manjule’s second feature film, Sairat , has been picked up for Berlinale, aka the Berlin International Film Festival 2016.

• Pistulya (2009) - (Director)
• Fandry (2013) - (Director)
• Highway (2015) - (Actor)
• Silence (2015) - (Actor)
• Baji (2015) - (Actor)
• Sairat (2016) - (Director)
• Naal (2018) - (Producer & Actor)

Poetry Book
"Unhachya Kataviruddh" is the Award winning, well acclaimed collection of poetry from Nagraj Manjule.

AWARDS FOR PISTULYA SHORT FILM
Festival / Awards
Category
National Film Award
Best short film and Best Actor
Aarohi Film Festival Mumbai 2009
Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director, special mention for the child actor (Suraj Pawar)
Ma Ta Samman 2010
Best short film
Hyderabad International Film Festival 2010
Best short film
20th IDPA Film Festival Mumbai 2009
Certificate of Merit
Pratibimb Short Film Festival, Ahmednagar 2009
Second Best Short Film


AWARDS FOR FANDRY MOVIE
Festival / Awards
Category
International Federation of Film Critics
Best Film of the year 2013
Pune International Film Festival
Best Film, Best Film(Audience), Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles[8]
Best Indian feature film
Mumbai International Film Festival
Jury Grand Prize
Mata Sanman
Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Child Artist, Best Script, Best Editor
New York Indian Film Festival
Best Director
Reel Asian Film Festival 2014[9]
National Bank Best First Feature Film Award
Seattle South Asian Film Festival
Outstanding Film in Social Category 2014
National Award[10]
Best First Film of a Director – Indira Gandhi Award (Golden Lotus) National Film Festival
Maharashtra State award
Best Director
ZEE Awards
Kishor Kadam - Best Supporting Actor
Prabhat Puraskar
Special award, Best Background Music
The FIPRESCI India- Film Critics Award 6th BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Best Indian Film 2013
Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival 2014
Best First Feature Film
First Marathi Filmfare Award 2014
Best Director, Best Child Artist (Somnath Awaghade), Best Supporting Actor (Kishor Kadam), Best Cinematography (Vikram Almadi)


AWARDS FOR SAIRAT MOVIE
Festival / Awards

National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film)




AWARDS FOR UNHACHYA KATAVIRUDDHA (Poem)

Festival / Awards

Bhairuratan Damani Sahitya Puraskar

Yashwantrao Chavan sahitya Puraskar 2014

Dr. Anil Awachat Smruti Sangharsh Sanman
Prakash Dhere Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar
Daya Pawar Smruti Puraskar
Narayan Surve Kavya Pratibha Puraskar

AWARDS

Bigest achievement by Mr. Nagraj Manjule for his Movies

National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director

Is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organization set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India.It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Silver Lotus (Rajat Kamal).

Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director

Is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organization set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India.It is one of several awards presented for feature films and awarded with Golden Lotus (Swarna Kamal).

National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film)

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