Manoj Shyamalan, better known as M. Night Shyamalan, is a screenwriter, director, and producer best known for his horror and supernatural films "The Sixth Sense," "Signs," and "After Earth."
M. Night had an interest in filmmaking from a young age after being given a camera during his child. He produced lesser-known titles like "Praying with Anger" and "Wide Awake" before releasing his first international hit, "The Sixth Sense," starring Haley Joel Osment. "The Sixth Sense" earned him six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. His next film, "Unbreakable," was released in 2000. This was followed by "Signs," starring Mel Gibson, in 2002, and in 2004, "The Village," starring Joaquin Phoenix and Adrien Brody. He has since released a myriad of fantasy, drama, action, and horror films including "Lady in the Water" in 2006, "The Happening" in 2008, and "The Last Airbender" in 2010. His most recent film, "After Earth," was released in 2013 and stars Will and Jaden Smith.
M. Night is married to psychologist Bhavna Vaswani, whom he met while at college at NYU. They currently live in Willistown, Pennsylvania, and have three children.