Manu N was born on 19th of August 1974 in Bangalore to L. Nanju & Suvarna Nanju. His father, served as an Assistant Director in Fisheries Department, Govt. of Karnataka and Mother, is an housewife. Coming from a well-to-do family, he had all the encouragement and support. 




L Nanju and Suvarna Nanju

Manu N


Grand Parents - L Linganna & Eeramma Linganna              Manu at the age of 3                With Parents


His passion for Photography started when he was in high school. This became his hobby since 1993.His parents never discouraged his interest, in fact encouraged it to grow. In 1999, he completed his Diploma in Cinematography from Government Film & Television Institute, Bangalore.

His career in film industry started in 1995 as an Assistant Director (Trainee) in a Kannada feature film "Thaayiya Runa" directed by Mandya Nagaraj. 


In December 1996, he took up a 3 years diploma course in Cinematography at Government Film & Television Institute, Bangalore and passed out with distinction in December 1999. 


His diploma film "Manassu",in which he was the Cinematographer & Director, was shot in 16mm and the final print was blown up to 35mm. In fact this set a milestone in the college, as he was the student in the history of the college to submit a diploma film in 35mm print format!


In 2001, he joined E-TV Kannada television channel as in-house production cameraman. Here, he has worked in both offline independent camera setup as well as in multiple camera setups with live telecast. He served this organization for around two years.


In 2003, he started his own production company called “Manu Entertainment Network”. The first production was a short film in English titled “My Aim” for a competition in BBC Television's "Young Filmmaker of the Year 2003".



To supplement his cinematography skills, he attended “Business of Scriptwriting Workshop”, organised by National Film Development Corporation, Mumbai in January 2007.The faculty of the workshop was Mr. Julian Friedmann, Joint Managing Director, Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, London.  


He is a member of Suchitra Film Society, Bangalore, since 1992. Here, he has seen and appreciated films from different countries.



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