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


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


Some Lesser Known Facts About Nagraj Manjule

  1. Nagraj in his childhood wasn’t interested in his studies and even got flunked in his 10th standard.

  2. He is also a poet and wrote the book, Unhachya Kataviruddh, an award-winning collection of poems.


Unhachya Kataviruddh, a collection of poems


  1. He was just 19 and studying in the 12th standard when he got married.

  2. 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.


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


  1. After 15 years of marriage, in 2012, they filed for divorce, and in 2014 they got divorced.

  2. 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.


  1. He also featured in an episode of The Kapil Sharma Show with the team of the movie, Sairat.

  2. 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

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