Mani Shankar Aiyar, Vikramaditya and Vinod Kumar: Three actors who took on the art of film-making in India
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On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the first Indian film, we look at the three Indian actors who were among the first to take up the craft of film making.
Mani Shankal Aiyer Mani was born in Bengal in 1930 and became a student of English literature at a university in Calcutta.
He studied acting in London and later moved to the US, where he made his name as the lead in the cult film, The Birth of a Nation.
His career started off in the US in the mid-1950s when he won a starring role in a film about the founding of the New York Times, but the following year, he moved to India where he continued to make films, including his first in 1962.
He made several more films over the next decade, including a series of crime thrillers and crime drama.
Mani died of lung cancer in 1985, and his widow, the actress Sushma, was awarded the Booker Prize for her contributions to Indian cinema.
Vinod KumarMani is credited with being the first Hindi filmmaker to tackle the genre, with the first feature, Shukla’s Daughter, in 1966.
The movie was directed by Aiyerdotala Ramachandran, who had also worked with Shankar in the early 1960s.
Ramachandra’s daughter, Rana, who played Ranaa, was in the film, and the film received a lot of critical acclaim.
It went on to win several awards and win numerous awards, including best foreign language film at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival, but was never released in India.
Kumar became a leading figure in the Indian film industry, having made two films in India before moving to the United States.
Kumar was born on July 25, 1926, in Calicut, the son of an engineer.
He went to college in New York, where the film industry was in its infancy.
In his twenties, Kumar worked as a cameraman and actor, making short films and television shows.
He later returned to Calicut to study English literature, and moved to New York in the late 1960s where he became an assistant to a theatre director named Arthur C. Clarke.
Kumar’s first film, Bollywood, was released in 1966, and he went on and made a number of films before moving on to feature films in the 1970s.
He then went on the road in the 1980s and made the film Aakshi, which was one of the best-received films of the 1980’s.
Kumar made several films in Hindi between 1993 and 2003.
Manu KumarVinu is one of a handful of Indian directors to make feature films that earned them Oscar nominations, including Aap Ki Dulhi, Anurag Kashyap, Ram Naresh Gita, Kishore Kumar and Manu K. Anil.
Vinu made his first feature film, Chikha Gora, in 1967, but his career took off after the release of the movie The Lava House, in 1977.
The film was directed and co-written by Vinu, and won him a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film for his work.
His next feature, Bhaat Ki Baat, in 1979, was also a critical and commercial success.
It won several awards including best picture, best director and best screenplay, and earned a Golden Globes nomination for Best Actor.
In 1981, Vinu directed a number one hit, Shishore Thampu Thampusar in which he played a man who is forced to take a stand against corruption in the city.
Thamputar made a series, Shshikala, which earned him another Golden Globe nomination and a BAFTA nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Film.
He also made films for other film studios and television channels.
His last feature, the film Ghati Bhaag, was made in 1983.
He worked on more films and directed more feature films, but they did not win awards.
The only film that he made that earned an Oscar nomination was Chhatri, in which a group of people try to find out what happened to the missing man.
Manish RanganathanVinutabai was a director who worked in Hindi cinema for almost 40 years, working with both Bollywood and feature films.
He was born to a family of actors and had already gone through several stageings before getting a starring turn in Bollywood’s film, Anu-Hari, in 1955.
After the release, Vinutabay became a film star.
He would go on to make several movies in Hindi, but most of them did not earn him a nomination.
His most notable film was the 1975 comedy film Balaar Kaar Ghatu, in Hindi.
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