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.
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)
"Unhachya Kataviruddh" is the Award winning, well acclaimed collection of poetry from Nagraj Manjule.
Bigest achievement by Mr. Nagraj Manjule for his Movies
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).
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).
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