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Nagraj Manjule Age, Wife, Family, Children, Biography & More

Nagraj Manjule

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameNagraj Popatrao Manjule
Profession(s)Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Poet
Famous ForBeing the director of the movie, Sairat
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet inches- 6’ 0”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 155 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm: Pistulya (2010) (Director)
Awards, Honours, Achievements Marathi Filmfare Award 2014: Best Director (Fandry)
National Film Award: Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director (Pistulya)
National Award: Best Short Film (Pavsacha Nibandh)
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 August 1977
Age (as in 2018)41 Years
BirthplaceJeur, Karmala Taluka, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
NationalityIndian
HometownJeur, Karmala Taluka, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
College/University• University of Pune
• New Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ahmednagar
Educational Qualification(s)• M.A. in Marathi Literature
• Masters in Communication Studies
ReligionHinduism
CasteDalit
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
ControversiesIn 2018, in the light of the #MeToo movement, his ex-wife said in an interview that she was verbally and mentally abused by Manjule and his family when they were married. She also said that she was more of a housemaid than a wife and a daughter-in-law in the family.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Marriage Date1997
Family
Wife/SpouseSunita Manjule (1999-2012)
ChildrenNone
ParentsNames Not Known
SiblingsBrothers- Bharat Manjule, Bhushan Manjule, Sheshraaj Manjule
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Mutton Curry, Biryani
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan

Nagraj Manjule

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nagraj Manjule

  • Nagraj in his childhood wasn’t interested in his studies and even got flunked in his 10th standard.
  • He is also a poet and wrote the book, Unhachya Kataviruddh, an award-winning collection of poems.

    Unhachya Kataviruddh, a collection of poems

    Unhachya Kataviruddh, a collection of poems

  • He was just 19 and studying in the 12th standard when he got married.
  • His short film, Pistulya received critical acclaim and also won many awards including a National Award. The film revolves around a lower caste boy who desires to attend school but is unable due to the family’s poverty and lack of importance to formal education in his community.

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  • In 2014, he made his debut feature film, Fandry. The movie received great critical acclaim but failed to make an impact in the theatres.

  • After 15 years of marriage, in 2012, they filed for divorce, and in 2014 they got divorced.
  • In 2016, he made the film, Sairat. The Marathi film was a blockbuster and became the biggest hit of Marathi cinema. The movie dealt with honor killings and caste discriminations.

  • He also featured in an episode of The Kapil Sharma Show with the team of the movie, Sairat.
  • In 2018, he started directing his first Hindi film, Jhund, starring Amitabh Bachchan. The movie is a biopic of Vijay Barse, the founder of Slum Soccer.

    Nagraj Manjule with Amitabh Bachchan

    Nagraj Manjule with Amitabh Bachchan

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