Mani Ratnam is the son of film producer Gopalratnam. He studied at the University of Madras and received a management degree from Bajaj Institute in Mumbai. He first worked in this profession, but in 1983 he turned the film business and had to be Pallavi Anu Pallavi directorial debut with. His breakthrough was Mani Ratnam with Mouna Ragam (1986). The film is about a woman who has been mourning your dead boyfriend and forced by the family in an arranged marriage. After only 7 days, the woman asks her husband for divorce. This request he accepts and goes with her to divorce intention. They will tell you that you must be married at least 1 year before you can get divorced. However, during this waiting period, the couple fall in love. Mani Ratnam's next film, Nayakan (1987 ), is a successful gangster film and was in the time list All times - 100 best movies as the only Tamil film received.
With Roja (1992 ) Mani Ratnam was known all over India. The film is a romantic thriller against the backdrop of the Kashmir conflict. The successful composer AR Rahman, yet repeatedly collaborated with Mani Ratnam later, celebrated his debut with this film.
Mani Ratnam's first Hindi film Dil Se ( 1998) was musically and visually compelling, but is the act of confusing; he is regarded critics as an artistic low point in the career of Mani Ratnam. Kannathil Muthamittal but with ( 2002), he was able to return to his old qualities. For the composition of his films Mani Ratnam often seen in front of a mix of newcomers and stars.
Mani Ratnam directed with his brother G. Srinivasan, the production company Madras Talkies in Chennai. His films have won several awards in India and internationally are to watch his films at many festivals. He is married to actress Suhasini since 1989. His brother G. Venkateswaran was also in the movie business operates. Maniratnam in 2002 was awarded the Padma Shri.