M. Night Shyamalan

Film director

1970 –

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Who is M. Night Shyamalan?

Manoj Shyamalan, known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-American screenwriter, film director, and producer known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots including The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village and The Happening. He is also known for filming and setting his movies in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised.

Most of Shyamalan's commercially successful films were co-produced and released by the Walt Disney Studios' Touchstone and Hollywood film imprints.

In 2008, Shyamalan was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India.

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Born
Aug 6, 1970
Mahé, India
Also known as
  • Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan
  • Manoj Night Shyamalan
  • Manoj Shyamalan
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • India
Profession
Education
  • New York University
  • Episcopal Academy
    ( - 1988)
  • Waldron Mercy Academy
  • Tisch School of the Arts
    ( - 1992)
Employment
  • Blinding Edge Pictures
Lived in
  • Philadelphia
  • Mahé, India
  • Puducherry
  • Penn Valley
  • Willistown Township

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