Manjari Makijany: The Indian-American film Skater Girl revolves around the life story of a Rajasthani girl who has an unexpected passion for skating. This Manjari Makijany directorial is set to release on June 11 on Netflix.
Skater Girl is going to be the first Indian film to be about skatboarding. Interestingly, Manjari Makijany is also related to the veteran Bollywood actor Mac Mohan as well as Raveena Tandon. Read on to know more.
Who is Manjari Makijany, the director of the film Skater Girl?
- Manjari Makijany is an Indian Writer-Director based in Los Angeles. She debuted as a director for movies with the Indian-American film Skater Girl.
- Makijany is the daughter of veteran Hindi film actor Mac Mohan, originally Mohan Makijany. Mohan Makijany is best known for his role in the movies like Don, Karz, and Sholay.
- Manjari had two more siblings Vinata and Vikrant. The film Skater Girl is collectively written by the two sisters Vinati Makijany and Manjari Makijany.
- Mohan Makijany or Mac Mohan was also the maternal uncle of actor Raveena Tandon which makes her the cousin of Manjari Makijany.
- Manjari was one of eight directors selected for the prestigious AFI DWW Program (American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women). She was the second Indian woman to be part of the program since its inception in 1974.
- Her journey as a director started with three critically acclaimed short films, I See You, The Corner Table and The Last Marble.
- Manjari Makijany has many awards to her name like the Best Actor Award of the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival (2014), Jury Award of Excellence for Women Filmmakers given by Best Shorts Competition (2012), and more.
- She has worked with Christopher Nolan on Dunkrik and the Dark Knight Rises, Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman as well as A-list Indian filmmakers like Vishal Bhardwaj on Saat Khoon Maaf starring Priyanka Chopra.
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