M Night Shyamalan
M Night Shyamalan
Real Name/Full Name Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: M Night Shyamalan
Birth Place: Mahé, Pondicherry, India
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 6 August 1970
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms –  75Kg
In Pounds –  165lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Medium brown
Parents Name: Father – Nelliate C Shyamalan
Mother – Jayalakshmi  Shyamalan
Siblings: N/A
School: Roman Catholic Grammar School.
College: New York University
Religion: Hindu
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Dr bhavna Vaswani
Kids/Children Name: (Saleka Shyamalan, Ishani Shyamalan, Shivani Shyamalan)
Profession: Screenwriter, film producer, voice actor, entrepreneur
Net Worth: $90 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Night Shymalan is a screenwriter, film producer and actor, he is best known for directing original, contemporary, thriller films. He has famously known for his film” The Sixth Sense”. He later directed other very successful films such as “wide awake” in 1998, science thriller film“signs” in 1999, “unbreakable in the year 2000.

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Biography and Early Life

Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan was born on August 6, 1970 in Puduchery India. He is a son of Dr. Nelliyattu and C. Shyamalan they are both parents were doctors by profession. They all moved to the United States when Night was only six weeks old. They settled in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania where he was raised as Hindu.

He went to Roman Catholic Grammar school and later enrolled to New York University after receiving a scholarship, he graduated in 1992. His parents wanted him to follow their family practice but he followed a different path that his mother supported his dream of becoming a filmmaker. He started filming at the age of 17 after being gifted a super 8 camera.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is M. Night Shyamalan in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, M. Night Shyamalan’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 6 August 1970. Though, he is 5′ 1″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

M Night Shyamalan With Wife Dr Bhavna Vaswani
M Night Shyamalan With Wife Dr Bhavna Vaswani

One might think that it is difficult to find love in a foreign land but this is not so for Night. He met his now wife Dr bhavna Vaswani at the time he was studying at the New York University. The two took some time to know each other and after a short time they had a conviction that they were meant for each other, so they decided to get married in 1993.

Their union produced three children namely, Saleka Shyamalan, Ishani Shyamalan, Shivani Shyamalan. Saleka an American r&b singer and songwriter, she enrolled at Brown University to study literary arts and music. His daughter Ishani is a director, she directed “Clarity” the music video. His family lives in Philadelphia at Raven wood,

Is M Night Shyamalan Gay?

Night is happily married to the love of his life Dr bhavna Vaswani and together they even have three beautiful daughters. There has been no reason at all to believe that he is gay. Though not gay, he has never aired any never views about LGBTQ communities.

Professional Career

Despite starting his film making from his early years his first film was produced when he was still in college, it was an independent film produced in1992 called “Praying With Anger”. Then he later produced comedy drama “Wide awake” which had a wider scope. Night continued with film writing producing films such as “She’s All that” and “Stuart little”.

Then after a long wait his efforts paid up in 1999 where he had a breakthrough with his film “The Sixth Sense”. The film became so popular that it was ranked the second highest- grossing horror film it grossed over $682 million. This film attracted several awards. Some of his other works that followed after the success were films like “signs”, “unbreakable” and the village all of which had an excellent viewership.

However, in 2006 the next releases were not well-received films like “The Happening”. In 2015 his film release like “The Visit”, “devil” and “Split” performed much better giving hope the determined soul Night.

Nights film “Glass” that was released in 2019 had gathered up to $245 million at the box office.


We can conclude by saying that the films have not only garnered monetary value for Night but also international recognition for his commendable job. Night film “the sixth sense” was a commercial success. It received six nominations for the best director, best pictures, and best original screen play from the Academy Award. The government of India also awarded him in 2008 with Padma Shri for his input.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of M Night Shyamalan in 2024

M Night Shyamalan Net Worth
M Night Shyamalan Net Worth

Night has earned a lucrative amount from film directing. This has made him achieve dreams of becoming an estate owner where he purchased a 125 acre estate together with his wife. As of 2024, he is estimated that Night has a net worth of $90 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • On several occasions Night has been accused of plagiarism, his is notable similarities are observed from his film “signs” and “Lord of Barrens” this was noted by writes and observers.
  • Night was paid an amount of $ 5million so that he can write and produce the film “signs”.
  • By the time Night was 17 year he had more than 45 homemade films.
  • “Signs”, “unbreakable” and “The sixth sense were the highest paid films, they collectively had garnered over $1.5 billion.
  • Night interestingly enjoys to paint and also to read during his free time which to him feels therapeutic.

Every parent would want their kids to become better and achieve more than they did. It is important to want to pass family doctrines to your family lineage, but is also equally important to understand that they also have their lives to decide on their own path.

This is so for Night’s parents who wanted him to study medicine just like they did. His mother nonetheless supported the decision Night had made of becoming a Film producer, and she encouraged him to pursue his dreams.  Today he is who he is because he followed his dream.


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