Mani Ratnam Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & more


Full NameGopala Ratnam Subramaniam
ProfessionFilm Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Date of Birth2 June 1956
Age (as in 2023) 67 years
Birth PlaceMadurai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
Nationality Indian
HometownMadurai, Tamil Nadu
CollegeRamakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Madras University
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
Educational Qualification Master of Business Administration (MBA)
DebutFilm: - Pallavi Anu Pallavi
FamilyFather- S Gopal Ratnam
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- G. Venkateswaran, G. Srinivasan, Sethu Sriram
G Srinivasan- G Venkateswaran sethu sriram
Sister- Sharda Ratnam
AddressAlwarpet, Chennai
HobbiesReading and Writing
ControversiesSplit up of Maniratnam and Ilaiyaraaja (1992): As per industry buzz, Maniratnam had not worked with any other music director except Ilaiyaraaja till 'Roja'. K Balachander, who was the producer of 'Roja' wanted A.R Rehman in place of Ilaiyaraaja to direct music of the film. It led to the disassociation between Maniratnam & Ilaiyaraaja, and since then, both have stopped working together.
Favourite FoodSouth Indian, Continental
Favourite ActorsRajnikant , Amitabh Bachchan , Kamal Hasan, Anil Kapoor
Favourite ActressSuhasini, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Tabu, Manisha Koirala
Favourite Film(s) Bollywood- Roja, Dil Se, Bombay, Guru
Hollywood- Memento, Dark Knight, Inception
Favourite SingerIlaiyaraaja, A.R. Rahman
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/Spouse Suhasini Maniratnam
Marriage Dateyear, 1988
ChildrenSon- Nandhan Maniratnam
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Daughter- None
Car CollectionBMW and Mercedes BENZ
Salary 5 crore/film (INR)
Net Worth $18.3 million


Some Lesser Known Facts About Mani Ratnam

  • Does Mani Ratnam Smoke?: No
  • Does Mani Ratna drinks Alcohol?: No
  • Mani Ratnam had his alma mater from one of the prominent B-schools of India. He has completed his MBA (finance) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies(JBIMS), which is ranked among top 10 B-shools in India.
  •  India’s most exquisite filmmaker once said in his interview that during his childhood he was not allowed to watch movies and it was a ‘taboo’ in his parent’s mind that watching movies is a time killing task.
  • Two of his films- ‘Anjali’ & ‘Nayagan’ also got the nomination and official entry from India for the Academy Awards (Oscars).
  • At global and National level,  Mani Ratnam received various honor such as Padam Shri Award (2002), Filmfare Award for the films like Yuva, Bombay & Guru, National Film Award for Roja, Bombay, Anjali & Geethanjali, Gala Award for the film Bombay at Edinburgh International Film Festival.
  • Here are some Glimpses of two legendary artists Maniratnam &  A R Rehman cherishing 25 years of their partnership.