Manu Anand is a well known Cinematographer in Indian Film Industry. Manu Anand was born in Patiala- The Royal City, Punjab. Manu has his house in Ajit Nagar, Patiala, where his family lives now. He completed his schooling from British Co-ed School. His father’s name is SK Anand. He used to be the member of Punjab State Electricity Board (now retired).

He, for his later studies, moved to Delhi, where he enrolled his application in St. Stephens College. His application got selected there. He did his post graduation in visual media from Jamia Milia, New Delhi in 2000. Manu in his college days developed a keen interest in photography and joined his college’s Photography society and later, become the Secretary of Photographic Society of the college.

His interests in photography made him enroll for post graduation program in visual media. After completing his post graduation, he started his career as a freelancer immediately. Before making his debut in Indian Film Industry, Manu Anand worked in many TV shows, commercials, documentaries, short films, as well as full-length Tibetan film.

He completed his gigs in TV shows lie Roadies 1 for MTV, Business Baazigar and Just Set Go and many more. Now, it’s been five years since he is working as a Cinematographer in Film Industry as well. He made his debut in Indian Film Industry as a Cinematographer, in “Shudh Desi Romance,” directed by Maneesh Sharma, starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Vani Kapoor, and Rishi Kapoor.

The movie gained a lot of appreciation from the audience and debutant Manu Anand was appreciated for his work in the movie. His first movie was a real success. After this, he worked in “Dum Laga Kar Haisha” in 2015. The movie was directed by Sharat Katariya, starring Ayushman Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, and Sanjay Mishra. Manu Anand won Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer for this movie. After the great success in his career, Manu worked as a Cinematographer in the movie “FAN,” directed by Maneesh Sharma, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Sayani Gupta, and Glenn Webster.

He is now working in the movie “ Zero,” which is supposed to be released this year, on 13 August, 2018. His name was also nominated for Zee Cinema Award for Best Cinematography. Rather than Cinematography, Manu Anand is also a sports person. In his school days, he used to play all racquet games and eventually developed more skill in Tennis.

He is also a state-level Tennis player. He is also a book lover. His school principal when interviewed after his success in his debutant movie said, “He was a voracious reader in his growing years, and he was allowed the open access to school’s library.”

Mahesh Aney Hindi Actor

Mahesh Aney

Mahesh Aney is an award-winning cinematographer. He has in his possession different brand advertisements including global brands such as Coca-Cola, Nivea, Johnnie Walker, etc. He has done his graduation and specialization in cinematography from Film and Television Institute of India. Anjali Aney is Mahesh’s wife. They have two children. A daughter named Aarti and a son named Aditya. Presently, he lives in Mumbai. He has shot some of the main brands in India. Till date, he has shot over a thousand commercials. They include Coca-Cola, Johnnie Walker Golf, Cinthol Soap, Onida TV, Vicks, and Nivea Cream. He has received awards for filming commercial films for Pepsi, Nestle Maggie Noodles, Tata Steel, Kellog’s, and Feviqik. He has established his production house under which he has produced over fifty commercials for various global brands. He was the cinematographer for Bharat Dabholkar’s film, God Only Knows! The movie was released in 2004 starring Johnny Lever, Sharbani Mukherjee, Dilip Prabhavalkar, etc. In the same year, he filmed Tum: A Dangerous Obsession. The movie was directed by Aruna Raje. Manisha Koirala and Karan Nath were in the leading role. In 2005, he did Swades: We, the People. It was an award-winning movie directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Shah Rukh Khan, Kishori Balal, and Gayatri Joshi were the cast of this film. It was a drama film about an Indian man who works for NASA in the United States and wants to visit his caretaker in India. The movie takes different turns once he comes to India to find her caretaker. Mahesh received the National Film Award for this movie in the category of Best Cinematography. He shot a film directed by Vishal Bhandari. It was called The Hangman released in 2005. Veteran actors like Tom Alter, Om Puri, Gulshan Grover along with Shreyas Talpade were in this movie. It was a story based on an executioner from a small town who finds out that his college-going son has been arrested. In 2007, Mahesh shot another film called Don’t Stop Dreaming. Aditya Raj was the director of this movie. Sunil Shetty, Rishi Kapoor, Michelle Collins, etc. were the cast of this movie. Released in the UK, this English movie was a comedy/drama film about a girl who is in a band along with her two friends. Mahesh is truly an inspiring cinematographer who has filmed more than a thousand commercials and critically acclaimed films with well-known directors.

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