M. Night Shyamalan

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Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan ( SHAH-mə-lahn; born August 6, 1970) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter and actor. He is best known for making original films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. He was born in Mahé, India, and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of M. Night Shyamalan has received more than 16,302,811 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). M. Night Shyamalan is the 493rd most popular film director (down from 357th in 2019), the 255th most popular biography from India (down from 198th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Indian Film Director.

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Among film directors, M. Night Shyamalan ranks 493 out of 1,580Before him are Marcel L'Herbier, Claude Autant-Lara, André Cayatte, Alberto Cavalcanti, Hiroshi Teshigahara, and Norman Taurog. After him are Jacques Doillon, Patrice Leconte, Gérard Oury, Stuart Gordon, Larisa Shepitko, and Mauro Bolognini.

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Among people born in 1970, M. Night Shyamalan ranks 48Before him are Andrej Plenković, Lee Byung-hun, Melissa McCarthy, Édouard Philippe, Izabella Scorupco, and Vince Vaughn. After him are Phillip Cocu, Sadiq Khan, Chris O'Donnell, Patrick M'Boma, Ronald de Boer, and Todd Phillips.

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Among people born in India, M. Night Shyamalan ranks 255 out of 1,227Before him are Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865), Jahandar Shah (1661), Nana Sahib (1824), Guru Hargobind (1595), Shashi Kapoor (1938), and Zeb-un-Nissa (1638). After him are Farrukhsiyar (1685), Anna Mani (1918), Pran (1920), Jahanara Begum (1614), Dhirubhai Ambani (1932), and The Great Khali (1972).


Among film directors born in India, M. Night Shyamalan ranks 4Before him are Satyajit Ray (1921), Lindsay Anderson (1923), and Michael Radford (1946). After him are Dadasaheb Phalke (1870), Dara Singh (1928), Guru Dutt (1925), Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914), Mahesh Bhatt (1948), Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941), Tarsem Singh (1961), and Ismail Merchant (1936).

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