Manobala was born on 4th June 1953 in Sulur in Coimbatore. His wife’s name is Usha. He has directed more than 40 films and 16 television serials. He has also directed 3 tele-films. He also has acted in more than 200 films. He entered film industry as an actor in the year 1994 through the film Thaaimaaman. He is a regular guest judge in the program in Sun TV, Asathapovathu Yaaru. Some of the films that he has directed include Sirapparavai, Oorkavalan, Aagaya Gangai, Pillai Nila, Moodu Manthiram, Karuppu Vellai, Moondrezhuthil En Moochirukkum, Nandhini, etc. He direct first film Agaya Gangai.