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Name Manu Kumaran (I)
Date Of Birth Sunday, January 4, 1970
Biography Kumaran is a second generation international film producer, who has produced 19 feature films in four languages.The oldest son of renowned Malayalam film director-producer K P Kumaran, he has been a part of the film business from an early age, working on all aspects of production and distribution.Kumaran joined the Interpublic group agency Lintas in 1993 and quickly rose to become the youngest VP in the history of Indian advertising. In 1998, he produced Bombay Boys, a movie which altered the landscape of Indian cinema forever. The film built a new market for alternative cinema, bringing it into the mainstream.In 2002, Kumaran set up Medient and created ABOB, India's first boy band and leveraged its success to produce Kiss Kis Ko (Who Gets the Kiss?), a film based on the band's life. In 2008, he produced the award winning Malayalam film Aakashagopuram(Castle in the Air, based on the Henrik Ibsen play Master Builder), which was the first Indian film to be entirely produced outside of India. The film set a new benchmark in East-West collaboration.The first Indian producer to successfully manage the migration to the West, Kumaran has built a reputation for producing theatrical quality releases at minimal costs with strong net margins. He is an expert in film tax credits and incentives.
Birth Place Trivandrum, India
Movies of Manu Kumaran (I)

Kiss Kis Ko
as producer
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