Having experience of over a decade in the industry, Manan is an Award-Winning Musician who has been working as a composer & producer for Film, TV & Web with over 1000 commercial AVs to his credit. He has worked on many Hollywood projects as well including the Dinosaur VS Aliens Web series which was created by Men in Black film series director Barry Sonnenfeld. Manan holds a degree in western classical music from Trinity College of Music & London College of Music in Piano & Guitar respectively.
In 2013 he released a dedicated instrumental song called “Dear Mother” which gained acclaim from people around the globe including Kaki King, Jon Gomm, Andy Mckee, Ehsaan Noorani, Dave Stewart, and Lee Ritenour to name a few. He has released his 16-track debut Album ‘Mix Mood’ which is a blend of different styles & genres of music that pretty much suits every mood. Manan’s unique guitar playing style not only makes him a rare artist but also offers him a great musical advantage in composing & production. With his guitar skills, he can arrange a whole song by playing the Bass-line, Melody, Harmony, Rhythm all at once without using a backing track. He has also been a three-time TEDx speaker for his skills & achievements.
Manan has been performing live in over 100s of events all over India and abroad including: The NAMM Show, Los Angeles, California | Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival, Mexico | Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Pune | TEDx BocconiUMumbai | TEDx NITW | Thomso, IIT Roorkee | Pearl BITS Pilani, Hyderabad | Stage 42 | Sonder Rus, Mysore | Festember, NIT trichy | Lakme Fashion Week
ACHIEVEMENTS: Won the best acoustic guitar category in 6 string theory international music competition and was gifted a hi-end acoustic guitar by Grammy award-winning musician Lee Ritenour
Won the Best singer-songwriter in Bandstand revival People choice concert, Mumbai hosted by nh7.in
Won the Original music contest held by MDR electronics (MX electronics)
Won twice the best guitarist in Most wanted entertainer season 3 & 4 held by Dreamcatchers, Singapore.