Manish Makhija Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 54 Years
Hometown: Delhi, India
Marital Status: Divorced

Manish Makhija

Other nameMunish Makhija [1]The Times of India
NicknameMunna [2]Hindustan Times
Profession(s)Video Jockey, Restaurateur
Famous ForAppearing in the TV shows 'The Udham Singh Show’ (1997) and ‘Cash Cab – Meter Chalu Hai’ (2008)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBald
Awards1998: Won Special Award by Screen Awards
2012: Nominated for Upcoming Lyricist of The Year for the song “Abhi Abhi” from Jism 2
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 October 1968 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022) 54 Years
BirthplaceDelhi, India
Zodiac signLibra
HometownDelhi, India
College/University• Kirori Mal College, Delhi
• Delhi University
Educational Qualification(s)• BA in Political Science at Kirori Mal College, Delhi
• LLB at Delhi University (drop out) [3]India Today [4]The Bridal Box
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/GirlfriendsPooja Bhatt (actor, producer)
Marriage DateSecond Marriage- 16 August 2003
Wife/Spouse• Neha Gupta
• Pooja Bhatt
Manish Makhija with his ex-wife Pooja Bhatt
ChildrenHe has a son from his first wife Neha Gupta.
ParentsHis parents worked in the Indian Postal Service.
SiblingsBrother- Anand Makhija
Other Relative(s)Ex-Father-in-Law- Mahesh Bhatt (film director)
Mahesh Bhatt
Niece- Masumeh Makhija (actor)
Manish Makhija’s niece Masumeh Makhija

A picture of Manish Makhija with Pooja Bhatt

Some Lesser Known Facts About Manish Makhija

  • Manish Makhija is an Indian VJ and restaurant owner. The Indian actress and producer Pooja Bhatt is his ex-wife.
  • When Manish was studying in school and college, he worked as a choreographer for different dance competitions.
  • He once mentioned that he changed his job more than twenty times.
  • Manish Makhija became popular as a video jockey on two Hindi TV shows named ‘The Udham Singh Show’ in 1997 and ‘Cash Cab – Meter Chalu Hai’ in 2008.

    The Udham Singh Show

    The Udham Singh Show

  • He has also appeared in various TV commercials for brands like Britannia Checkers and Jat In The Mix- Limca.

  • Besides being a video jockey, Manish also acted in a few Hindi films like ‘Paap’ in 2003, ‘Rog’ in 2005, ‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana’ in 2012, and ‘Mastizaade’ in 2016.

    A still of Manish Makhija from the film Paap

    A still of Manish Makhija from the film Paap

  • Manish and Pooja Bhatt first met while working for the Hindi film ‘Paap’ in 2003. They started dating and got married just one month later. However, after almost 11 years of being married, they decided to get a divorce. In an interview, Pooja talked about her divorce from Manish, she said,

    I choose to live life on MY terms & refuse to perform to the gallery. Certificates don’t make or break marriages & relationships! Life does! To all those who care & especially those that don’t my husband, Munna& Me have decided to part ways after 11 glorious years of marriage. Our split as some might call it is amicable & we hold each other in the highest esteem for now and forever. The reason I explain Is that we are both parts of the public domain. Our friends, well wishers & foes are free to now speculate.”

  • In 2005, he worked as an assistant director in the Hindi film ‘Rog.’ He also tried his hand as a lyricist for the film ‘Jism 2’ in 2012 and composed music for the film ‘Cabaret’ in 2019.
  • While working as a video jockey, Manish started a lounge bar named ‘The Other Side at Morgem Beach’ in Goa. Later, he started a few other companies like Ab-Markosys Private Limited, Moist Destinations Private Limited, and Greenapp Enterprises Private Limited. He then started a training centre Bark Beat for a high-intensity instinct development game. He also works as a trainer there.
  • Manish often smokes cigarettes at various events.

    Manish Makhija holding a cigarette

    Manish Makhija holding a cigarette

  • In an interview, the Indian actor Ranvir Shorey, who used to date Manish’s ex-wife Pooja Bhatt, shared that he and Manish used to be best friends at one time. Ranvir said,

    Manish used to be my best friend right up until after the incident, and then turned around and married Pooja. All kinds of relationships are manipulated and psychological warfare used.”