Melanie Chandra
Melanie Chandra
Real Name/Full Name Melanie Kannokada
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Melanie Chandra
Birth Place: Illinois, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 February 1986
Age/How Old: 38 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 164 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 55 Kg
In Pounds – 120 lbs
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Suresh Kannokada
Mother – Sujatha Kannokada
Siblings: Manoj Kannokada
School: Buffalo Grove High School
College: Stanford University
Religion: Hinduism
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Neeraj Chandra (m. 2015)​
Kids/Children Name: Arya Chandra
Profession: Actor, Model, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist,
Net Worth: $8 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Melanie Chandra is an American actress, model, and producer who loves to give the world more compassion through her works. Under this mission, she shares strong and varied stories about minorities and women across her platforms, both on-screen and behind the lens. She is most famous for her work in CBS’s Code Black as Malaya Pineda. Even, she is Hospital for Hope’s co-founder.

Well, how well do you know about Melanie Chandra? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Melanie Chandra’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Melanie Chandra to date.

Biography and Early Life

Born in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Chandra was born to Malayali Indian parents. She was initially named Milanie Kannokada. Born in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Chandra was born to Malayali Indian parents, Melanie Kannokada. In the Shotokan Karate, Chandra is a 2nd-grade black belt. In the Pan American matches, she is also a twice bronze medalist. As a representative of the United States Junior National Karate Team in 2000 in São Paulo, Caracas in 2001, and Orlando in 2002, she represented the US in sparring.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Melanie Chandra in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Melanie Chandra’s age is 38 years old as of today’s date 24th June 2024 having been born on 28 February 1986. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 164 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 120 lbs in Pound and 55 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Light Brown and hair color is Black.


Chandra graduated from Stanford University after high school in mechanical engineering. After completing her degree, Chandra started working in the McKinsey & Company consultancy firm. She left the job after a while and focused on her passion for modeling and acting.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Melanie Chandra With Husband Neeraj Chandra
Melanie Chandra With Husband Neeraj Chandra

Melanie tied the knot with her life-long comrade Neeraj Chandra in 2015. They welcomed a beautiful little baby girl later in 2018.

Apart from that, she has not released any more details about her personal and private life out in open.

Is Melanie Chandra Lesbian?

Lucky in love, Melanie is very much straight and has no signs of being a lesbian. She was also never involved with any women in her life, which justifies her sexual orientation.

Professional Career

Melanie’s career started as she won the 2007 Miss India America Contest, after which she established her career as a model and actress in ads and magazines. She has worked for various prestigious companies like Nescafe, Verizon, Acura, LG, Glamour Magazine, P&G, Crocs, Herbal Essences, and Clinique. As a part of the Bare Essentials International ‘Be a Force of Beauty’ campaign, her face was recognized among five others in 2011. The year after, she modeled for a five-page editorial spread for Vogue India Magazine.

She moved to Los Angeles and pursued her career in acting as a guest star role in Rules of Engagement. She also had the opportunity to feature in Code Black and has had a guest appearance in ABC Family’s The Nine Lives of Chloe King, NBC’s Parenthood, and CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles. In 2019, she would be developing a series called “Attachment” with HBO with Amy Aniobi. She is also the co-founder of Hospital for Hope, non-profit providing healthcare services in rural India.


Chandra has been named as one of the eight women entrepreneurs who are on the go by Forbes. Fortune enlisted her in its under 40 top entrepreneurs list. She is the owner of ClassPass, which they are talking about. She has received the Mayfield Fellows Program for the tech entrepreneur that she is and The Book Award for her service to the University.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Melanie Chandra in 2024

Melanie Chandra Net Worth
Melanie Chandra Net Worth

Having worked in numerous TV shows and guest appearances, she has earned a lot from her work as an actor and a model. She is an entrepreneur and has a running company called the ClassPass. She is also assumably developing a movie soon. Her yearly income might be 3-5 million, but her approximated net worth would be $8 million as of 2024.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She has played a role in the Sahara One entertainment channel as the lead anchor for ‘Bollywood Hollywood.’ She is Malayali but has American citizenship.
  • She has a second-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and has won two bronze medals in the pan-American games as a US Junior National Karate Team member.
  • She has worked for Nescafe, Verizon, P&G, Crocs, Acura, Herbal Essences, LG, and Clinique. She has also featured in a Tollywood movie ‘D for Dopidi’ and Indian Lesbian doctor Malaya Pineda on the CBS medical drama ‘Code Black.’

Melanie Chandra is an American entrepreneur and has also bagged the title of Miss India America in 2007. She is an actress cum model and has worked for many companies ads and magazines as well. She has also worked in many movies and TV shows. Her personality is, although not limited to being a rich celebrity; she is also a philanthropist who aids for a non-profit hospital called Hospital for Hope in rural India.


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