Manav Gami was born on 3rd October 1994 and was raised in South West India. Growing up watching films inspired him to become a filmmaker.
He was part of the pioneering batch of students in the country to graduate with a degree in Theatre. With a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, Media and English Literature, from Christ University, Bangalore, he went on to direct his first play – a Greek tragedy – Medea as part of his Theatre degree. While Medea was very well received by the audience, Manav became the youngest theatre director in South India to put up a full-fledged Greek tragedy.
As an intern at one of the country’s most renowned production houses – Equinox Films, which is known for crafting some of India’s most memorable commercials and advertising campaigns, Manav assisted director Priyanka Ghose as a trainee on a series of ad films and music videos. Working at Equinox further fueled his passion to explore filmmaking.
Shortly after, he moved to the UK to complete a Masters Degree in Filmmaking at University for the Creative Arts, where he directed his first independent short film – Maya. It premiered at the BFI Southbank London, on the 16th of August 2017.
Manav is currently pursuing his interests in the marketing and advertising industry and will soon begin his next film venture, which will be a documentary.