Harvinder Mankkar

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Harvinder Mankkar
Harvinder Mankkar.jpg
Born (1964-04-27) 27 April 1964 (age 53)
Delhi, India
Occupation Cartoonist, Illustrator, Script-writer, Film Director
Years active 1980 - present
Website http://www.theartstudioindia.blogspot.in

Harvinder Mankkar (born 27 April 1964) is an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, script-writer and film director. He is well known for his comic series characters Motu Patlu published in Lot Pot magazine. Its 3D animated television series adaptation is airing on Nickelodeon. He has illustrated almost 22,000 pocket cartoons, comic strips, educational books and story books. He is founder and CEO of The Art Studio company. Also, he is the Creative Director and Chief Illustrator for Lot Pot magazine.[1] He is Editorial Director of the film magazine Mayapuri.

Early life and background[edit]

Harvinder Mankkar was born in Delhi. He was interested in creating illustrations and drawings when he was only 16 years old. He used to draw faces and illustrations from Coal pieces on the floors and walls and gradually with time that coal was replaced with the brush and ink pen. He sent his first pocket cartoon to Madhu Muskan magazine. The entry was accepted and published. This led to the start of his great career. Then, his cartoons got published in Lot Pot, Bal Bharti, Nandan, Champak, Balman, Chhona and many other magazines.

Harvinder Mankkar with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on inauguration of his life history

His characters Bhootnath, Mamaji and Amar-Akbar published in Nutan Chitrakatha gained huge popularity. His other characters that got famous are Chatkoo-Matkoo, Chutki, Natkhat Neetu and Jambaaz Deva. In 1980, he started the comic series Motu Patlu, whose ongoing success is a precedent. He has worked with many well known publishers over time.

He illustrated the life history of India's 11th President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam by the name of "APJ ABDUL KALAM - RAMESHWARAM TO RASHTARPATI BHAWAN". It was inaugurated by Abdul Kalam himself.

His first show as script-writer was Mayapuri Ilu Ilu telecasted on ATN TV. After that, he has written many fiction and film-based shows telecasted on Doordarshan, PTC Punjabi, Jaipur TV, ETV Urdu and many other channels. He created special drawings that were used by Pan Nalin for his Hollywood film Samsara released in 2001. He solely managed the roles of Script-writer, Dialogue-writer and Lyricist for the 3D animation movie Icy-n-Spicy. He is currently involved in script-writing and direction of many Corporate Live Shows.

Awards and Work[edit]

Awards & Honors[edit]

Harvinder Mankkar honored with Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award 2013
  • Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Awards 2013[2]
  • Arihant AGM Annual Award 2012 (Best Writer and Director)
  • Faraar - Hindi Film (Best Promotion Award)
  • Chetna Bharti Award (Best Script and Direction of Documentary – Taal Betaal Bhopal)
  • Must Must Music Award (Lyrics and Direction of the Show)
  • Honored by TRUWOOD for Script-writing and Direction of Decode-7 Show
  • Kalpna Lok Award 2013 (Most Versatile Artist of Decade)


Professional Work[edit]

As a script-writer, he wrote almost 1500 advertisement films, many fiction shows which have been telecasted on Doordarshan, MTV, Sony TV, Discovery Channel, Lashkara, Zee Punjabi, Etc Punjabi, MH1, DD Urdu, Zee TV and Singapore TV.


Today Tea, Okaya Battery, Sukam Invertor, Minar Rice, Tiger Mates, Palco Lubricants Oil, Diamond Comics, Grehlaxmi, Mayapuri Film Weekly, Raj Comics, Lotpot, Frollike Ice Cream, Priya Gold Namkeen, Plaza Locks, Ayur Herbal, Jelly Belly, Repidex English Speaking Course, Frank Book, Home Made Biscuits, Prestige Shoes, Steel Bird Helmet, Poddar Patches, Ashiqi Gutka, Chirayu, Recharge, Chhabra 555, Anmol Industries, Lux Soap, Panama and 700 others.

Feature Films[edit]

  • Icy-n-spicy (First Indian 3d animation feature film)
{Story, Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics}
  • Hollywood Film Samsara, directed by Pen Nellin (FRANCE)
{Story-board, Special Artwork Designer}
  • Pawati (Marathi feature film)
  • Hair is Falling [3]
  • Sar-Parast
  • Kaladansh (30 min. feature film)
{Writer and Director}

Live Shows as Director and Script Writer[edit]

  • Jatt & Juliet Corporate Show
{Writer and Director}
  • Satyam Shivam Sundaram (A Show with Sunny Leone)
{Writer and Director}
  • GIHED AWARDS 2013 in Ahmadabad (With Manish Pal, Rajiv Thakur, Kamya Punjabi and Jacqueline Fernandez)
{Writer and Director}
Harvinder Mankkar on shoot
  • Mannat (Punjabi Film Promotional Show)
  • Yaaran Naal Baharan (Anchor-Satinder Satti)
  • Devdas Book Launch (with Shahrukh Khan)
{Writer and Director}
  • Pearls Punjabi Ratan Awards 2012
  • Arihant Annual Awards 2012
{Writer and Director}
  • Casino Pride Show on Cruise
{Writer and Director}
  • Dr. Bannerjee’s Beauty Show (with Hema Malini)
{Writer and Director}
  • Truwood’s MUST MUST Music Launch (at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad)
{Writer and Director}
  • Dhoom – 4 starring Sherlyn Chopra, Poonam Pandey & Upasna Singh (at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad)
{Writer and Director}
and 1200 other corporate shows.

Film Promotions[edit]

He has been part of many Film Promotions through Mayapuri Film Weekly, Lotpot, Cinelink Magazine and Current Bollywood:

  • Toonpur ka Superhero [4] (Ajay Devgan, Kajol)
  • Singham (Ajay Devgan, Kajal Aggarwal)
  • Buddha Hoga Tera Baap (Amitabh Bachchan)
  • Aarakshan (Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan)
Harvinder Mankkar with Dharmendra at his house
  • Kya Super Kool Hain Hum (Tushar Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh)
  • Shootout at Wadala (John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Sunny Leone)
  • Yamala Pagala Deewana 2 (Dharmendra, Sunny Deol)
  • Darr @ The Mall (Jimmy Shergill)
  • Ragini MMS 2 (Sunny Leone)
and many more.

Animation Series & Spots[edit]

  • Motu Patlu (currently On Air on Nick TV)
  • India Is Great (CNEB TV)
  • Hey Ha Ho (El TV)
  • Tak Dhina Dhin (DD 2)
  • Akkar Bakkar (DD 1)
  • A To Z Alphabets (DD 1)
  • Computer Era - 5 Animation CDs for Blossom Publication
  • A To Z Alphabet Animation CD for Pearson Logman (Singapore)

As Cartoonist[edit]

As cartoonist, he drew many Illustrations and Comic Series for Lotpot (e.g. Motu Patlu since 1980), Raj Comics, Manoj Comics, Champak and Educational Books for Vidya Mandir Parkashan, JPH Publications, Apex India, Logman (Singapore), Dream Land Publication and 50 other Publications.


  • Daftar-e-Kamal (LASHKARA TV)
  • Sas Tatti Nu Kupatti (LASHKARA TV)
  • Kutkutariyan (LASHKARA TV)
  • Wah Bhai Wah (SAHARA ONE)
  • Ek Se Badhkar Ek (JAIPUR TV)
  • Motoo-Patloo Jindabad (NEPC TV)
  • Jhoom Maje Se Jhoom (NEPC TV)
  • Ilu Ilu (STAR TV)
  • Chunmun Khel Pitara (DD 1)
  • Nani Kahe Kahani (DD 1)
and many more…

Reality Shows[edit]

He has been script-writer of many Reality Shows like Voice of Punjab 2010/2011/2012 (PTC PUNJABI), Miss Zee Punjabi 2005/2006/2007/2008/2009 (ZEE PUNJABI), Mirinda Nach Le Yara 9 (ETC PUNJABI),Miss PTC Punjabi 2008 (PTC PUNJABI), Dilli Dildaran Di (PUNJAB TV U.K.), Sada Punjab (LASHKARA TV), Smile Ghuggi Style (ZEE PUNJABI), Gustakhi Maaf (DD URDU), Surbhi Sargam (DD 1), Mix Mazza (NEPC TV), Ghar Ghar Vich Ghugi (PTC PUNJABI) and many more…

Corporate Films[edit]

He has written scripts of many Corporate Infomercial Films for products like Surya Tube/Pipe, Nafed, Ranbaxy Pharma, Optima Watches, and many more…


  1. ^ "Care about cartoons". The Hindu. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "JKP Education bags Rajiv Gandhi Global Exellence award". Aaj Ki Khabar. 21 May 2013. Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hair is Falling- A Serious Comedy film (2011) Hindi Film". PRO BOLLYWOOD NEWS BLOG. 4 Jan 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ajay Devgn & Kajol's Toopur Ka Superhero ties up with kid's magazine Lotpot". BusinessofCinema. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 

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