Manu Rishi Age, Biography, Wife, Children, Family, Facts & More

Manu Rishi

Full NameManu Rishi Chadha
Profession(s)Script and Dialogue Writer, Actor
Famous ForWriting Dialogues for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 January 1971
Age (as in 2018)47 Years
BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
HometownNew Delhi, India
SchoolCambridge School, Sri Nivas Puri, New Delhi (in 1990)
College/UniversityUniversity of Delhi
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutFilm (Actor): Saathiya (Hindi; 2002)
Saathiya 2002
Film (Lyricist & Dialogue Writer): Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (Hindi; 2008)
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! 2008
Film (Writer): Nanu Ki Jaanu (Hindi; 2018)
Nanu Ki Jaanu 2018
Web Series (Actor): Permanent Roommates (2016)
Permanent Roommates
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesStrolling on Versova Beach, Travelling
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Marriage DateMay 2, 2013
Wife/SpouseRoli Chaturvedi
Manu Rishi With His Wife Roli Chaturvedi
ChildrenSon- Kabir
Manu Rishi With His Son Kabir
Daughter- Mansha
Manu Rishi With His Daughter Mansha
ParentsNames Not Known
SiblingsBrothers- Mayank Kohli, Sidhartha Chadha, Sumit Kohli, Vivek Kohli
Sisters- Dimple Toor, Radha Chadha
Favourite Things
Favourite PlaywrightGirish Karnad
Favourite DirectorArvind Gaur
Favourite Actor(s)Shashi Kapoor, Deepak Dobriyal, Piyush Mishra, Rajat Kapoor, Sanjay Mishra
Favourite FilmAmar Akbar Anthony
Favourite Singer(s)Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Favourite Lyricist(s)Gulzar, Irshad Kamil

Manu Rishi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Manu Rishi

  • Manu Rishi’s father wanted him to take interest in their automobile spare parts shop in Delhi. But he didn’t like that, as he wanted to become an actor.
  • It was his mother who influenced him to take part in plays in school and college.
  • He did theatres for almost 7 years, and by the time he was 18, he decided to become an actor.
  • In 1999, when he landed in Mumbai with the dream to become an actor, his friends told him to make a portfolio and send it to casting directors. But he didn’t do that and continued doing theatres.
  • During his struggling days, he took up advertisements and also did a television show.
  • One day, he met Rajat Kapoor who asked him if he could become his Assistant Director.  Manu Rishi With Rajat Kapoor
  • Manu Rishi assisted Rajat Kapoor in his film Raghu Romeo, starring Vijay Raaz. He also did a cameo in the film. Manu Rishi With Vijay Raaz
  • He also did cameos in Mithya, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local and Mixed Double later.
  • The turning point of his life was Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! After which, people started recognizing him. He also bagged Filmfare and IIFA awards for Best Dialogue for the film.

  • He was also offered a role in Peepli Live. However, due to some reasons, he couldn’t get the role.
  • Later, his friends, Piyush Mishra and Deepak Dobriyal told him to venture into writing.
  • During an interview, he revealed about his favourite film- Amar Akbar Anthony and said that “I still wonder where Anthony Gonzalves is?”
  • Manu Rishi also wrote dialogues for Sudhir Mishra’s ‘Yeh Saali Zindaagi.’
  • He also did cameos in a number of popular films including Ankhon Dekhi and Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
  • Here’s a glimpse of Manu Rishi’s acting: