M. Night Shyamalan: Age, Height, Relationship, Net Worth and Full Bio

Who is M. Night Shyamalan?

Born on August 6, 1970, in Mahe, Pondicherry,  Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan or M.Night Shyamalan is an American Actor, filmmaker, and philanthropist. While still studying at New York University, he made his first movie “Praying with Anger”. 

M. Night Shyamalan has his production company in Pennsylvania, named Blinding Edge Pictures. M. Night Shyamalan’s films are often known to have two characters, being ordinary humans with some extraordinary skills. His films are known for happy endings and twisted plots.

M. Night Shyamalan got married to one of his peers from New York University, Dr. Bhavna Vaswani. The couple is parents to three daughters. He directed the music video of “Rise Up”, which has more than 79 million views as of January 2021. He is known for surprising endings in his films.

M. Night Shyamalan:

Quick bio

NameManoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan

Born6 August 1950
ProfessionActor, filmmaker, philanthropist
Birth SignLeo
Height180 cm

1.8 m


Weight75 kg

165.35 lbs

Hair ColorMedium Brown
Eye ColorBrown
FatherNelliate C. Shyamalan
MotherJayalakshmi Shyamalan
SpouseDr. Bhavna Vaswani 
Net WorthOne billion USD



What is M. Night Shyamalan famous for?

Known for contemporary supernatural plots in movies, Night is a fifty-year-old actor, filmmaker, and philanthropist. Born in India, raised in Pennsylvania, Night started his career when he was still a university student. He gained recognition when he directed “Sixth Sense” in ’99, which was well recognized both nationally and internationally and got nominated for six academy awards.

Most of his films involve two ordinary individuals, with extraordinary characteristics, he is known for the twist or happy ending at the end of his movies. He is often seen pairing up with James Newton Howard, for Music. In 2002, he became the highest-paid screenwriter. He has a belief that his films have to wait for a longer span in order to gain recognition. 

Personal Information

What is the height and weight of M. Night Shyamalan?

Born on 6 August, 1970, Night is 180cms/ 1.8m and weighs 75kg/ 165.35lbs.

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Night Shyamalan got married to one of his fellow students from New York University, Dr. Bhavna Vaswani. The couple is blessed with three daughters, Saleka Shyamalan, Shivani Shyamalan, and Ishani Shyamalan.

Net Worth

An Indian-American actor, filmmaker, and philanthropist, M. Night Shyamalan has a net worth of around 80 million USD. He started his career in the early ‘90s but gained recognition after “Sixth Sense”, which became a hit both nationally and internationally. In 2002, he did “Signs” with Disney which made him the highest filmmaker of the year. He has been awarded Padma Shri in 2008, by the government of India. 


  • His middle name “Night” was given to him in college.
  • In 2002, Disney paid his 5 million USD to write “Signs”
  • “Sixth Sense”, “Unbreakable” and “Signs” crossed a total of 1.3 Billion USD.
  • By the age of 17, M. Night Shyamalan completed 45 homemade films.


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