M. Night Shyamalan

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  • Birth Name: Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan
  • Birth Place: Pondicherry, India
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/06/1970, Leo
  • Profession: Director; writer; actor; producer
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M. Night Shyamalan Fast Facts:
  • His father is a retired cardiologist, his mother is a retired obstetrician, and his wife is a psychologist. Nine other members of his family are M.Ds. or Ph.Ds.
  • Was given a Super-8 camera as a child and began making films at age 10; by age 16 had completed over 45 short films.
  • Raised Hindu, but attended Catholic and Episcopal schools before going to NYU.
  • Films are shot in or around and take place in his hometown of Philadelphia.
  • Often appears in cameo performances in his films.
  • Adopted the middle name "Night" while in college.
  • M. Night Shyamalan Relationships:
  • Jayalakshmi Shyamalan - Mother
  • Ishana Shyamalan - Daughter
  • Nelliate C. Shyamalan - Father
  • Saleka Shyamalan - Daughter
  • Veena Loftus - Sister
  • Bhavna Vashani - Wife
  • M. Night Shyamalan Awards:
  • 1999 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1999 BAFTA Film Awards: The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • College:
  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY (BFA in filmmaking, 1992)

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