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.”