Who is M. Night Shyamalan and what is his net worth 2018? M. Night Shyamalan is one of the most popular and affluent Indian-American Director, Actor, producer, author and Screenwriter. He is very well known for the movies based on super natural themes and surprising climax. Like others he too had ups and down in his life.
After the initial hits, he faced that phase where his movies didn’t performed well. But with his strong will and never give up attitude he was able to direct his comeback. He is also known for filming his movies in areas around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This shows his love for the place where he was born and brought up.
Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan was born to a Hindu family on 6 August, 1970 in Mahé, Puducherry, India. He is son of Nelliate C. Shyamalan and Jayalakshmi, where his mother works as an obstetrician and gynaecologist and father also works as a physician. His family moved to Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, when he was only six weeks old. Shyamalan went to different schools like private Roman Catholic grammar school Waldron Mercy Academy and the Episcopal Academy.
In 1988, he got the merit scholarship from the New York University. Later, he was graduated from the New York University in 1992. During his graduation he adopted “Night” as his middle name. His father always wanted that his son should become a doctor but Shyamalan always has a desire, which was to be a director. His parents brought him a super 8 camera when he was young. At the age of 17, he had made about 45 home movies.
He is recognised for the movies like “The Sixth Sense” and “Signs” which contributed a lot in his net worth that is a whooping sum of $55 millionr.
M.Night Shyamalan was married to his long time girlfriend Bhavna Vaswani in 1993. They met at New York University. Shyamalan and Vaswani are blessed with three beautiful daughters. He has his own production company called Blinding Edge Pictures, which was founded 2000. His company office is situated in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. He also love the game of baskeball as he is a season ticket holder of the Philadelphia 76ers.
M. Night Shyamalan’s first hit movie was “The Sixth Sense”. In this classical thriller horror move Bruce Willis played the lead role. This movie is still on the top of the list of horror movie lovers. His next movie was “Unbreakable” again starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. The critics didn’t like the movie but this movie grossed lot of money.
He is not only directed the movies, he also wrote the story of many blockbuster movies like Stuart Little, After Earth and Devil. Apart from that, his another blockbuster films are Praying with Anger, The Happening, Wide Awake, Unbreakable, Split and Lady in the Water. He has also directed numerous of television series like Entourage, Wayward Pines and Tales from the Crypt.
M.Night Shyamalan is one the commercially successful director of Hollywood. He earned 13 awards and 38 nominations for his exceptional movies. He has won Bram Stoker Awards for the movie The Sixth Sense in 2000, Christopher Awards for the movie Signs in 2003, Empire Awards, UK for the movie The Sixth Sense in 2000, and many more.
M.Night Shyamalan Net Worth
M.Night Shyamalan net worth is estimated to be $55 millions. His highest earning movie was “Sign”, which earned him the total of $12.5 million. His other highest earning movies were “The village” and “The sixth sense”. His movie “The Sixth Sense” gross income was $408.2 million. His second highest earning movie “The Village” gross income was $256.7 million. In which he earned $7.2 million for story rights, $300 thousand for writing and $221 thousand for directed the movie. His other movies like Lady in the Water and Unbreakable earned him $42.2 and $95 million.
This multitalented guy is in every business, he produces movies, screenwriter, director, work in movies and above all do lots of charity works. He is well known for his honesty and creative ideas. He never have been in controversies and lived his life in a very simple manner. He also runs a charity foundation with his wife named “M. Night Shyamalan Foundation” for children rights and education. He is a great director as well as great human being also.