Manu Narayan

Narayan in 2008, photo by s_bukley/

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 16, 1973

Ethnicity: Tamil Indian

Manu Narayan is an American actor, film producer, singer, songwriter, composer, and saxophonist. He was a Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University.

He is the son of Vatsala and Jamabunathan Badri Narayan. His parents are Indian. His father was born in Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

One of Manu’s paternal grandparents was named K.T. Nathan.

Source: Obituary of Manu’s father –


Curious about ethnicity

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  1. suburbanwinemom2020 says:

    He’s Tamil. His dad was born in Madras, which is modern day Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Narayan is a Tamil name, and was likely his paternal grandfather’s name, since Tamil people follow a patronymic naming system.

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