M. Night Shyamalan

by ethnic on July 11, 2010

2011 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Gala - Inside Arrivals

Birth Name: Manoj Shyamalan

Place of Birth: Mahé, Puducherry, India

Date of Birth: 6 August, 1970

Ethnicity: Malayali and Tamil Indian

M. Night Shyamalan is an American director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is the son of Jayalakshmi and Nelliate C. Shyamalan.

His father is of Malayali origin, from Mahé, India. His mother is of Tamil origin. His parents moved to the United States in the late 1960s, but his mother went back to India to give birth to him there, in Mahé, Puducherry. He spent a few weeks in Puducherry, India, before moving to the U.S. and growing up in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. He was raised Hindu.

He added “Night” to his name in the early/mid 1990s.

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cwm85 October 17, 2015 at 8:48 am

Cool Indian mixture. They really are diverse over there, lot of tribes and different ethnic groups.

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