M. Night Shyamalan

Birth Day August 6th, 1970
Birth Place Mahe, India
Age 53 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo

M. Night Shyamalan Biography

Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan, an American filmmaker, philanthropist, and actor is professionally known as M. Night Shyamalan. He is well recognized for making original films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. He graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1992. While there he took on "Night" as his second name. He had an early desire to be a filmmaker when he was given a Super 8 camera at a young age. He made his directorial debut in 1992 with the film "Praying with Anger". He won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his work on "The Sixth Sense". His successes in the first decade of the new century were followed by a string of critically panned films. Besides direction, Shyamalan has also been involved in film production, and his production credits include the horror flick "Devil" and the science-fiction series "Wayward Pines." His upcoming film, "Old", is set to be released on 23rd July 2021 which is slated to star Gael Garcia Bernal, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz and Emun Elliott. Scroll down to read Shyamalan's Full Biography, Wiki, Age, Interesting Facts, Net Worth, Personal Life, Family, & more.

Famous For

  • Being an American filmmaker, philanthropist, and actor.
  • For making original films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. 

M. Night Shyamalan, a famous actor and a filmmaker

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M. Night Shyamalan Early Life 

M. Night Shyamalan was born on 6th August 1970 with the real name or full name of Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan in Mahe, India whereas he was raised in his hometown of Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. However, he holds an American nationality and mixed ethnicity as his parents emigrated to the United States when he was six weeks old. He is from the Hindu religion and his race is black. He happily celebrates his birthday on the 6th of August of every year and he has celebrated his 50th birthday as of 2020. As his birthdate, his star sign is Leo. He is the son of Indian parents, his father, Dr. Nelliyattu C. Shyamalan, is a Malayali neurologist from Mahe and a JIPMER graduate, his mother, Dr. Jayalakshmi, an ethnic Tamil, is an OB-GYN. He also has a sibling, a sister named Veena Shyamalan. He attended the private Roman Catholic grammar school Waldron Mercy Academy, followed by the Episcopal Academy, a private Episcopal high school located at the time in Merion Station, Pennsylvania. Shyamalan earned the New York University Merit Scholarship in 1988 and was also a National Merit Scholar. Shyamalan is an alumnus of New York University Tisch School of the Arts in Manhattan, graduating in 1992. 

M. Night Shyamalan Career 

Film Career

  • M. Night Shyamalan kicks off his film making a career from the semi-autobiographical drama "Praying with Anger" in 1992 as he wrote and directed his second movie, "Wide Awake" in 1998 as well as he co-wrote the screenplay for "Stuart Little" in the following.
  • He then revealed that he was the ghostwriter for the 1999 film "She's All That" whereas he gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999's "The Sixth Sense".
  • Shyamalan's name was linked with the 2001 film "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" and also played the role of Ray Reddy in his 2002 film was "Signs".
  • His next movie was "The Village" (2004) as he launched a bedtime story, "Lady in the Water" in 2006.
  • Similarly, he has directed numerous films and series like "The Last Airbender", "After Earth", "Split", "Glass", and many others.
  • His upcoming film, "Old", is set to be released on 23rd July 2021 which is slated to star Gael Garcia Bernal, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz and Emun Elliott.

Television Career

  • M. Night Shyamalan is the executive producer on the Apple TV series "Servant" however the second season of "Servant" completed filming in fall 2020 under COVID protocols.
  • As well, he was also instrumental in the creation of the Fox science fiction series "Wayward Pines" (2015-2016) as TNT first announced that Shyamalan would be responsible for a reboot series for "Tales from the Crypt" in 2016.
  • Moreover, he has also starred in an episode of the series "Entourage".

Music Video

  • Shyamalan has directed the official music video for Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Andra Day's Rise Up (Inspiration Version) which has over 79 million views as of January 2021.

M. Night Shyamalan Awards and Achievements

  • Bram Stoker Awards for Best Screenplay
  • Christopher Awards for Best Film
  • Empire Awards for Best Director
  • Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Director
  • Nebula Awards for Best Script
  • Satellite Awards for Best Screenplay, Original

M. Night Shyamalan Personal Life 

Reflecting on M. Night Shyamalan's personal life, he is a married guy. He tied a knot with a fellow student, Dr. Bhavna Vaswani, whom he met at New York University. The couple has three daughters, including director Ishana and musician Saleka. However, Saleka Shyamalan, known professionally as Saleka, is one of Night's three daughters. Born in 1996, she's an American R&B singer and songwriter. Saleka studied classical piano as a child but decided to pursue a singing and songwriting career at the age of 16. She studied Literary Arts and Music at Brown University and has opened for acts like Boyz II Men, Baby Rose and Summer Walker. Upon debuting her first single, "Clarity", in September 2020, Refinery29 called Saleka "a new artist to watch".  Saleka's sister, Ishana, also directed the music video for "Clarity." Shyamalan and Vaswani are living a blissful life sharing a lot of love with one another. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

M. Night Shyamalan with his wife, Bhavna Vaswani

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M. Night Shyamalan Net Worth 

Moving towards M. Night Shyamalan's net worth, he has a worth of around $80 million as of 2021. Shyamalan's career was revived with the release of the found-footage horror film "The Visit" (2015), the psychological thriller "Split" (2016), and the superhero thriller "Glass" (2019). With a total budget of $34 million between them, these three films earned a combined box office of $625 million. He has also a fine amount of salary too which is also around millions of dollars per year. He has earned a handsome amount of money from his career as his major source of income is from his directing, filmmaking as well as from his acting career. He has also appeared in many movies and TV Shows. 

M. Night Shyamalan Body Measurement 

Versatile and handsome filmmaker, philanthropist, as well as actor, M. Night Shyamalan stands at an ideal height of 5 feet 9 inches with a balanced bodyweight of around 75 kg (165.35 lbs). He has unarguably accomplished a decent height career-wise. His physique combined with his perfect height and masculine look takes him to the top of the desired list in the young gen women as well. Shyamalan has black hair and dark brown eyes color as his body build type is average.

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