M. Night Shyamalan
- Manoj Shyamalan
August 06, 1970 (age 51)
- Screenwriter, Film Director, Film Producer, Actor, Writer
- Bhavna Vaswani
- Jayalakshmi Shyamalan, Nelliate C. Shyamalan
Manoj Shyamalan (born 6 August 1970), 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 (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004),The Happening (2008) and Devil (2010). He is also known for filming his movies (and staging his plots) in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised.
Most of Shyamalan's commercially successful films were co-produced by Walt Disney Studios' Touchstone and Hollywood film imprints.
In 2008, Shyamalan was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India.
His most recent film is After Earth, which is a collaboration with Gary Whitta, and Will and Jaden Smith.