Yanamanra Manisharma is the popular music director. He was born to Yanamanra Venkata Subramanya Sharma on 11th July 1964 at Machalipatnam, Krishna Dist, Andhra Pradesh. He is married to Sree Vani and his children are Swara Sagar Mahati.His native place is Podagatlapalli near Ravulapalem in East Godavari District .
His father was a renowned violinist and he spent most of is early days in Chennai. Mani Sharma entered film industry and worked under music director Sri Satyam. Manisharma toured along with SP.Balasubramaniam as a keyboard player and even used to work with Murali Krish and Chakri Policherla under the composition of Maestro Ilaiyaraaja in Chennai.
He worked as keyboard player for Raj-Koti,Keeravani before he composed background scores to Ram Gopal Varma and others. Then he continued to compose background music for other films like Raathri (Raat), Preminchukundam Raa etc. His first film as a full-time music composer was Super Hereos which was produced by Suresh Productions. Later he got break in Megastar Chiranjeevi's film Bavagaru Bagunnara.
He composed music for all time biggest hits Bavagaru Bagunnara?, Choodalani Vundi, Iddaru Mitrulu, Jai Chiranjeeva, Stalin, Anji, Indra, Tagore, Annayya, Kushi, Theenmaar, Samarasimha Reddy, Narasimha Naidu, Aadi, Lakshmi Narasimha & Pokiri. His recent hit films are Pokiri (Telugu and Tamil), Chirutha (Telugu), Billa (Telugu), Athadu (Telugu), Athidhi, Yuvatha, kantri, Rachcha (Telugu) and many more. One of his achievements is after 'Bavagaru Bagunnara' Chiranjeevi took him as a music composer for a huge
majority of his films till Stalin (1998–2006). One of his greatest compositions was Cheliya Cheliya from Kushi.
He is also the keyboard player in the China Olympics Official Musical Troupe in Gymnastics Competition.