Manish Saini graduated from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in 2009, specializing in Film and Video Communication.
He has worked on more than 120 and corporate films and documentaries for clients like Zydus, Nirma, Cadbury, Mondelez International, Intas Pharma, National Institute of Design and Ford Foundation etc.
He also served as a jury member for the Film Federation of India for selecting The Best Indian Film submission for the Oscar Awards in 2022.
His first feature film “DHH” in 2015 which went on to win a National Award in 2018. It gained critical acclaim and travelled to various prestigious film festivals like Toronto International Film Festival Kids & Shanghai International Film Festival. it was acquired by Vaicom 18 studios and released theatrically in 2018.
Manish wrote, edited and directed his second Guajarati film “Gandhi and Co.” in 2020, it is waiting its release and has been recognised and garnered at festivals with prestigious awards. Namely:
Golden slipper award, Zlin slipper Award at Zlin film festival, Czech Republic 2022.
Best Curator’s choice film, UK Asian film festival, 2022
Best Child Actor, New York Indian film festival, 2022
Second best Indian film, Bengaluru international film festival, 2022
His third film as a writer and director, “Shubh Yatra” has been co-produced by renowned tamil director Vignesh Shivan and Actress Nayanthara, it is set to release in 2023.