M. Night Shyamalan


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Birth Name: M. Night Shyamalan
Born: 08/06/1970
Birth Place: Mah

Born Manjo Nelliyattu Shyamalan in Mahe, Pondicherry, India, he was the son of prominent Indian doctors who raised their son in the United States. He was given a Super-8 camera while very young and filmed his own version of Spielbergesque fantasies and adventures while growing up in the affluent Pennsylvania suburb of Penn Valley. Shyamalan's father envisioned a future in medicine for his son, but his mother encouraged him to pursue his interest in film, and he studied film and liberal arts at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

While there, Shyamalan not only dreamt up a new middle name, but he also completed his first feature film. "Praying with Anger" (1992) was ... Continue Bio >>


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