Mani Shankar, born on 3rd August in 1957 is from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was originally known as Shankar Mani, but later he changed his name to Mani Shankar. After few years, his family shifted to Hyderabad due to his father’s occupation. Hence he completed his schooling and Engineering in Hyderabad. Mani Shankar studied at Hyderabad Public School up to 12th standard. His zodiac sign is Leo. Mani Shankar loves to read books written in different languages by different authors. When he is free, he watches movies of all kinds to understand the director’s perspective. He is a married man and loves to spend his time with family by traveling and taking them to new places.

Mani Shankar’s favorite colors are white and green. Later he attended BITS, Pilani campus to study Chemical Engineering. In 1978 he graduated from BITS and for two years he worked as a research engineer for drug delivery and process engineering.Mani Shankar always wanted to write and was passionate to become a writer. After quitting his engineering job, he joined as a copywriter for a small advertisement agency in Chennai. With little experience and enthusiasm, he directed and produced a Telugu serial in 1986, Thenali Rama Krishna. He also made a telefilm Manishi and received Nandi Awards from Andhra Pradesh Government in 1991.

He is not only a writer, producer and a director; but has also composed music and made music videos. His first music video released in 1994 called Mujhko Hai Aasha and won critics reviews. Mani Shankar had started his film career by making many short films. He directed almost 300 small screen pictures. Mani Shankar’s first feature film was December 16 released on March 22nd, 2002. This movie received a huge response from contemporary directors, critics, and audience and became a top grossing movie. The story was based on white-collar crimes in India starring Milind Soman, Aditi Gowitrikar, and Dipannita Sharma. Within five years till 2010, Mani Shankar directed five movie.

Each and every movie turned out to be a gem with nice story plot and place for direction. His latest film Knock Out released in 2010 starring Sanjay Dutt, and Kangana Ranaut was a turning point in his movie career. In 2012, Mani Shankar who is famous for his holograms had made a first ever political holographic campaign for national government elections supporting Narendra Modi. We can say that this had affected elections and helped Modi in a way. Mani Shankar made a feature film for Bill Clinton during his visit to India. The then US president loved it so much that he sent an in-person letter thanking Mani Shankar for the movie.

Sachindra Sharma

Sachindra Sharma is a Bollywood screenwriter and director. He has written for films such as Qayamat hi Qayamat (starring Prem Chopra) and Bhoot and Friends (starring Ashish Kattar and Aditya Lakhia). His directorial debut was the Rakhi Sawant and Ashima Sharma starrer film ‘Mumbai Can Dance Saala’, released on January 2, 2015. The movie, based on the life and activities of the so-called ‘crorepati bar dancer’ Tarannum Khan, also featured veteran actors such as Shakti Kapoor, Prashant Narayanan and Aditya Pancholi. He also wrote the dialogues for the film. Although the movie failed to perform satisfactorily at the box office and recover its costs, Mumbai Can Dance Saala provided an adequate platform for the launch of Sachindra Sharma, the director. In a recent controversy during the audio launch of his film Mumbai Can Dance Saala, Sachindra Sharma was reportedly slapped in full view of the public by Manisha Kumari, an aspiring actress and a friend of starlet Rakhi Sawant, who had worked with Sharma on the film. The assailant had reportedly accused Sharma of indulging in immoral practices. She was apparently angry about not being offered a role in his film as previously promised. Sharma has denied all allegations of wrongdoing and has accused Kumari of indulging in a ‘publicity stunt’ for media attention. He then filed a defamation case against Manisha and Rakhi, demanding damages to the amount of ₹5crore for the harassment he says he has suffered. Sachindra is married to Madhu Sharma and he and his wife have a son together. His family stood by him during the height of the controversy and said that they believed completely in his innocence. In a press conference, Sharma claimed that he had CCTV footage proving that he is innocent of the allegations that have been levelled against him by the actresses. In an interview with DNA News, Sachindra said he had decided to release his directorial debut around the New Year to take advantage of the celebratory mood of the season that would bring people to the theatres to enjoy the movie. He also admitted that the name of the movie had been inspired by a news headline on the DNA itself, in relation to the closing down of dance-bars in Mumbai due to political intervention and moral policing. Speaking about his plans for the future, the writer-director claimed he hopes to write and direct a number of other movies in the future, and asked moviegoers to support small cinema for the overall growth and prosperity of the Indian film industry.

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Sachindra Sharma Hindi Actor