Harvinder Mankkar is a writer, cartoonist, animator and director who has worked on comic characters, ad-films, jingles, promotions and feature films. His comic characters Motu-Patlu, published in Lot-pot magazine are now one of the most celebrated characters for Indian Kids’ entertainment. Its 3D animated television series adaptation is airing on Nickelodeon. He is the founder of The Art Studio, Chief Cartoonist of weekly LOTPOT, M.D. at World Wide Multimedia and Director at Mayapuri Film Weekly. As a script- writer, he has written over 1500 ad films which have been telecasted in Doordarshan, MTV, Sony TV, Discovery Channel, Lashkara, Z Punjabi, Etc Punjabi, MH1, DD Urdu, Zee TV and Singapore TV like TV channels.

Harvinder has won many accolades during his career. 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.

Famous Characters as Cartoonist

  • Motu Patlu (being published in Lotpot Weekly since 1980 & being telecasted on Nick TV)
  • Mamaji (being published in Nutan Comics since 1980)
  • Bhootnath (being published in Nutan Comics since 1981)
  • Chatku-Matku (being published in Prabhat Chitrakatha since 1981)
  • Atkal-Patkal (being published in Manoj Comics since 1983)
  • Judo Queen Radha (being published in Radha Comics since 1985)
  • Natkhat Neetu (being published in Lotpot Weekly since 1990)
  • Janbaz Deva (being published in Pitara Comics since 1986)
  • Junior Jasoos Chela Ram (being published in Lotpot Weekly)
  • Adventures of Shekh Chilli (being published in Lotpot Weekly & being telecasted on Discovery Kids)

Appreciations & awards

  • 4th Delhi International Film Festival, 2016 (Best Animation Character Award for Motu Patlu)
  • 2nd Jaipur Laughter Festival 2016 (Best Comedy Writer and Best Comedy Director)
  • Gold Medal for Illustrated Biography “Rameshwaram to Rashtrapati Bhawan” from A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (Former President of India).
  • Rajiv Gandhi global excellence awards 2013 (For outstanding contribution in distinguished working field of Script Writing and Direction)
  • Arihant AGM Annual Award 2012 (Best Writer and Director)
  • GREEN GLOBE FOUNDATION AWARD 2011 (Best Creative Role in Direction and Scripts)
  • Paryaas foundation award 2013 (Best Director of the Year)
  • Faraar Hindi film (Best Promotion Award)
  • Chetna Bharti award (Best Script and Direction of Documentary – Taal Betaal Bhopal)
  • Delhi state AIDS control society award 2005 (Best Cartoonist of the Year)
  • Must must music award (Lyrics and Direction of the Show)
  • Truwood award (Script Writer and Director of Decode-7 Film)
  • Kalpna lok award 2013 (Most Versatile Artist of Decade)
  • 2nd Bright award night 2014 (Writer of Chacha Filmy)
  • Bharat Gaurav award 2014 (Best Writer and Director)
  • Jaipur laughter festival 2014 (Cartoonist of Motu-Patlu)
  • Punjabi Sahitya Kala academy (for contribution in Punjabi TV and Cinema)
  • TIMES OF INDIA news – Indian icon awards ’15 (Recognizing Indian Icons)
  • AAS excellence awards 2015 (for Outstanding Contribution in Bollywood, Script Writing, Direction and Cartoons for 3 Decades)

Advertisement Films:

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 biscuit, Lux Soap, Panama and 700 others.

Feature Films:

  • 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}
  • Asian Folk Tales (T.V. Serial in Tamil for Singapore)
  • World Tales (A film by John Smith, USA)
    {Script-Writer, Screenplay}
  • Pawati (Marathi feature film)
  • Hair is Falling
    {Story Writer}
  • Sar-Parast (Produced by Gulshan Grover)
    {Script Writer}
  • DECODE-7 (Hollywood Feature Film on Floor)
    {Writer, Director}
  • Kaladansh (First 30 min. feature film for YouTube)
    {Writer and Director}

Live Shows

  • Casino Pride – New Year Bash 2016 in Nepal (with Kainaat Arora, Raja Sagoo and Poonam Preet)

{Writer and Director}

  • Casino Pride – Kaun Banega Crorepati Show (January 2016) in Goa (with Upasna Singh)

{Writer and Director}

  • Casino Pride – Kaun Banega Crorepati Show (February 2016) in Goa (with Abhijeet Bhattacharya)

{Writer and Director}

  • Casino Pride – Pre-Holi Bash 2016 in Nepal (with Gauhar Khan)

{Writer and Director}

  • Truwood ka Fan at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad (with Sunny Leone, Kyara Dutt, Giselle Thakral, Dhwani Mittal & Sugandha Mishra)

{Writer and Director}


  • IFEFA Film Festival, Australia

{Jury Member}

  • Jalwa 2015, Goa (with Aman Yatna Verma, Sunil Pal, Deepak Raja, Chandan Prabhakar, Sofia Khan, Mahima Chaudhary)

{Writer and Director}

  • Bullet Raja – A Play

{Writer and Director}

  • Motu-Patlu in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

{Cartoon and Live mix Special Episode}

  • DHOOM 4 Live Show (with Poonam Pandey, Sherlyn Chopra & Upasna Singh)

{Writer and Director}

  • 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}

  • 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 Bipasha Basu, Poonam Pandey & Upasna Singh (at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad)

{Writer and Director}

And 1200 other corporate shows.

Film Promotions:

(Through Mayapuri Film Weekly, Atelier Fashion Magazine and Current Bollywood)

  • Santa Banta.com (Veer Das, Boman Irani)
  • Calender Girl – Film by Madhur Bhandarkar
  • Manjhi – The Mountain Man (Nawazuddin Siddiqui)
  • Toonpur ka Superhero (Ajay Devgan, Kajol)
  • Singham (Ajay Devgan, Kajal Aggarwal)
  • Buddha Hoga Tera Baap (Amitabh Bachchan)
  • Aarakshan (Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan)
  • 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:

  • Motu Patloo (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 Logman (Singapore) 
  • Asian Folk Tale (Singapore TV)


As Cartoonist:

Drew many Illustrations and Comic Series for Lotpot (e.g. Motoo Patloo for last 31 years), 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.


Fictions (as Writer/Director):

  • Om Namo Shivay (SANSKAR TV)
  • Filmi Tau (KISAAN CHANNEL)
  • 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:

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), Filmi Tau (KISAAN CHANNEL) and many more… 

Corporate Films:

Surya Tube/Pipe, Nafed, Ranbaxy Pharma, Optima Watches, and many more…

Travel Shows:

Dharma Yatra (SANSKARA TV), AIDS Safe Zone (SHAKTI TV), Satsang Mahima (AASTHA TV)