1. Acting has always been his passion:
Manas started acting at the age of 4, in Padmashree Kalyanji Anandji’s LITTLE WONDERS and performed 200 plus live shows all over India, US and Muscat from 1996. This eventually directed him to screen acting, when he was 11 years old, in 2003. Till date Manas has performed in 4 Hindi feature films namely Shahid Kapoor starrer Paathshaala, Jimmy Sheirgill starrer Vartak Nagar (upcoming), John Abraham starrer Phillum City and Suniel Shetty’s Khel.
He has also bagged 25 plus Hindi Tv shows like Naagin 2, Qayamat Ki Raat, & Chandragupt Maurya. He’s endorsed more than 30 brand commercials sharing screen with MS. Dhoni, Riteish Deshmukh and Sunny Deol.
Manas will be next seen in Alt Balaji’s new web series named ‘Medically Yours’.
2. A witty prankster :
His family and friends call him a prankster since school days. He once bought a new SIM card to talk to his friend for days pretending to be a girl and making him fall for the imaginary girl.
His friends and co-actors hesitate to give him their phone cause he hides the phone to really test their patience until it becomes a serious issue, changes their gender preferences on dating apps, puts up a false ad post with a picture of their car stating the details of selling it and many more such things.
He had once sent an anonymous gift to his friend’s house on his birthday writing “guess who?” and his friend desperately called all the girls who he used to be with in the past, to know if it was them. There are more stories to share, but the sources did not want to make it public. It seems like Manas really doesn’t spare anyone.
3. A die hard fan of ShahRukh Khan:
Manas is such a huge fan of King Khan that he considers himself as Shahrukh Khan’s Eklavya student. Manas was 4 years old and he screamed “Maar Shahrukh Maar” while watching Karan Arjun in a movie theatre.
He had also once climbed to the second floor of his crush’s apartment window with a yellow rose and a chocolate enacting the exact same scene of ‘kuch kuch hota hai’, when Srk visits Rani and saying the exact same words in real life, he indeed seems like a SRK fan boy.
4. He is very filmy:
Yes, Manas claims he’s very filmy in real life, back in school, his English teacher asked to write an essay on ‘What would you do if you’re the prime minister of India?’ to which Manas wrote the entire story of the film ‘Nayak’! He also uses one liners and short phrases of Srk in real life to add to his charm.
5. In his free time:
Manas loves to cycle on streets following his fitness regime. He also watches ‘Friends’ series having a fondness for the cult comedy, with Chandler as his favourite character.
Manas says he has a good ear for music as his elder brother, Ojas Adhiya, is a well known Indian classical musician and a Tabla Maestro. He also plays Saxophone in his free time which soothes his mind.