Mr. Manvi graduated from FTII in Film Direction and Screenplay writing. He also has a Masters in Economics. He received the Fulbright Fellowship for a year which took him to the New House School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, New York State, US. He had worked at Doordharshan for 9 years and directed over 50 documentaries and 200 hours of live coverage of national and international events and sports events. He served as Reader in the SN School of Arts & Communication, at the University of Hyderabad where his specialisation was television. He has been Chief Producer of the ETV network and has looked after the programmes of the entire network.