|Manish G. Acharya|
|Born||14 June 1967|
|Died||4 December 2010
|Occupation||Film director, actor|
Manish G. Acharya (14 June 1967 – 4 December 2010) was an Indian film director and actor. Acharya was best known for Loins of Punjab Presents, a film he co-wrote, directed, acted in and co-produced,  Loins of Punjab Presents, which was released in 2007, starred Shabana Azmi, Ayesha Dharkar, Ajay Naidu, among others.  His other film credits include a cameo as himself in the 2009 film, Luck by Chance and as narrator in Sita Sings the Blues.
Acharya received a bachelor's degree from Grinnell College in physics in 1989. Acharya received a Master of Science from Iowa State in Industrial Relations. He then obtained a Master of Fine Arts in film directing from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.