Manav Kaushik was born in a small town near Delhi on September 22, he is an acclaimed actor, scriptwriter and has been an assistant director in 1942: A . He is well known for the role he played of Surendra Kaptaan in the film Omkara. Being the youngest and the brightest among the three sons, Manav received National Scholarship while completing his basic education in Sonipat, he shifted to Delhi and took admission in Delhi University. While studying, he actively participated in various debating and poetry competitions and hosted radio shows for All India Radio (A.I.R). 1983, the pivotal year in his life, he went to Switzerland and completed Post Graduation in Hospitality Management and worked in Horgen, close to Zurich.
After returning from Switzerland, he joined India's prestigious educational institution Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi Chapter, to establish School of Hospitality Management and Tourism and served as the Course Director of the same for four years until the year 1990. While his tenure at the Institute, he was introduced to the Bollywood while making short films for the school, and then he finally took a step to realise his dreams to become a storyteller by shifting from Delhi to Mumbai. After nine months of struggle he met famous Indian director and producer Mr. Vidhu Vinod Chopra and joined him as a trainee and soon became the Assistant Director of one of the landmark films of India, 1942: A Love Story. He then started his acting career with the movie Kareeb with a small role but was appreciated for his role of Ram Kumar in the movie.
After that Manav Kaushik has done various roles in Bollywood, most of which came in Vishal Bharadwaj’s films, namely Maqbool, Omkara and Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola. Manav has also written the script for the famous Hindi TV show, Chitrahaar. Manav Kaushik worked as researcher and scriptwriter for more than 400 films and TV shows; he has contributed to Indian cinema in all the facets which also includes holding film based workshops and working as a 'script doctor' for various film projects and is married to
since 27th April 1986.
Some lines were written by Manav: “I constantly wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more precise. I knew that I was a gifted fool, but then nothing in me was foolproof. And I gathered one thing in this Mumbai city of celluloid imaginings that if at the outset you do not achieve something, wipe out all substantiation that you have attempted. Ultimately I got the golden opportunity and got a break when I told this specific director that “thieving ideas from one person is plagiarism, but stealing from many is exploration.” And before I could become conscious I had already become the part of so-called Bollywood. “