At just 14 years old, Manikya Sanghi has already accomplished more than most people do in a lifetime. He is the youngest author of a fiction novel series and the youngest screenwriter in the world, and has won multiple world records and awards for his literary works. His books, which aim to help children and adults to overcome self-doubt and achieve success, have gained worldwide readership and rave reviews.
Manikya’s journey as a writer began at a very young age. He wrote his first book at just five years old, his first novel at nine, and his first screenplay at 13. Despite his age, Manikya has been interviewed and applauded by press and media of the highest national and international repute for his literary and other accomplishments.
What sets Manikya apart is not just his age, but also the fact that he has not received any formal training in writing. Instead, he credits his mentor for teaching him everything he knows about book writing, while also gaining inspiration from his daily meditation practice.
In 2022, Manikya took his writing skills to the next level by completing several renowned international courses on screenwriting. He wrote a script for a web series and set two world records in screenwriting, including the title of “youngest screenwriter”. Manikya’s dedication to his craft led him to attend classes with expert, practicing screenwriters in the international and Indian film, Ott, and television industry. He was also selected for a screenwriting fellowship, where he stood out as one of the best emerging screenwriters of India.
Manikya’s goal is not just to write, but to direct as well. He has written scripts for episodes of a web series based on his award-winning novel series, “Chronicles of Tierra”. He hopes to direct this series himself and is continuously gaining new skills to make this possible. He is also creating comic books from the scripts he has written, responding to requests from his worldwide readers.
Despite his young age, Manikya’s life is a testament to the power of determination and hard work. He proves that anyone, regardless of age or financial resources, can fulfill their desires with a positive mindset and good work. Moreover, Manikya’s mission since childhood has been to give back to society, which he continues to do by volunteering wholeheartedly.