M. Night Shyamalan
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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