Neelesh Misra (RJ) Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More


Neelesh Misra

Real NameNeelesh Misra
Profession(s)Radio Jockey, Lyricist, Journalist, Scriptwriter
Famous ForHis radio show "Yaadon Ka IdiotBox"
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 May 1973
Age (as of 2023)50 Years
BirthplaceNainital, Uttarakhand, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
HometownNainital, Uttarakhand, India
School(s)St Joseph's College, Nainital
Montfort Inter College, Lucknow
College/UniversityKumaun University, Nainital
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi
Educational Qualification(s)Bachelor of Arts in History
A Journalism course from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi
DebutLyricist- "Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai" for the film Jism (2003, Bollywood)
Writer- Once Upon A Timezone (2006, Novel)
Radio Jockey- Yadoon Ka Idiotbox (2011)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesStorytelling, Writing
Awards2007, 2012- Ram Nath Goenka Award
2009- Karpoor Chandra Kulish Memorial Award
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsYamini Misra
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife- Nidhi Razdan (m. 2005–div. 2007)
Neelesh Misra Ex-Wife Nidhi Razdan
Second Wife- Yamini Misra (present)
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Vaidehi Misra
Neelesh Misra's Daughter Vaidehi
ParentsFather- Shiva Balak Misra
Mother- Nirmala Misra
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodChicken Biryani
Favourite ActorSalman Khan
Favourite ActressDeepika Padukone
Favourite FilmsBollywood- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Hollywood- Titanic (1997)
Favourite SingerAlka Yagnik
Favourite TV ShowsIndian: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
American: The Walking Dead Since 2010
Favourite ColourBlue
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.) ₹6.5 crore

Neelesh Misra

 Some Lesser Known Facts About Neelesh Misra

  • Does Neelesh Misra smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Neelesh Misra drink alcohol?: Not Known
  •  He was born and brought up in Nainital.
  • Neelesh did his schooling from Mahanagar Boys Inter College, Lucknow and has completed his graduation from DSB Government Degree College, Nainital ( 1993)
  • He has done his journalism course from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi.
  • Misra occupies a unique space on the Indian creative Landscape.
  • Neelesh mainly specializes in writing Bollywood Lyrics, scripts and narrating stories.
  • He is one of the award-winning journalists and owns India’s first professionally run Newspaper company, “Gaon Connection”. Gaon connection
  • Misra has also written the screenplay for Salman Khan‘s film “Ek Tha Tiger.” Ek Tha Tiger
  • As a lyricist, he started his career with Mahesh Bhatt‘s movie “Jism”( 2003).
  • A few popular songs created by him include ‘Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai( Jism),’ ‘Chalo Tumko Lekar Chalein (Jism),’ ‘Bepanah Pyar Hai ( Krishna Cottage),’ ‘Maine Dilse Kaha (Rog),’ ‘Khubsurat Hai Vo Itna(Rog)’ and ‘Guzar Na Jaaye ( Rog).’
  • Neelesh has written around five books that include ‘The Hijacking of IC-814’, ‘End of the Line,’ ‘The Story of the killings of the Nepal  Royals’ as well as ‘The Absent State’ and ‘Neelesh Misra Ka Yaad Shehar Volume-1 and 2.’ Neelesh Misra Book The Hijacking of IC-814
  • He has also edited books like- ‘India Yatra’ and ‘Inspired India,’ ‘Ideas to Transform a Nation’ and ‘Dream Chasing- One Man’s Remarkable Life Story.’ Neelesh Misra Edited Book Inspired India
  • This highly talented Radio Jockey has achieved a big success as a storyteller for ‘Yaadon Ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Misra’ on 92.7 BIG FM. In this radio show, Misra tells his audiences about his ‘Yaad Shehar,’ which is an imaginative city that he himself has created. Yaadon Ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Misra
  • He has covered the conflicts and insurgencies that are rapidly increasing in the South Asian region. The areas traveled by him also include the rebel heartland Kashmir to Naxalite dominated areas of Central and Eastern India. Neelesh Misra And Naxalite Insurgency
  • Misra has also closely studied the Maoist insurgencies in Nepal.
  • He has a passion for writing and creating appealing contents that connect him to the maximum number of people through books, stories, songs and scripts.
  • Neelesh has set up a content creation company that works with an idea of having a team of highly skilled and talented people who have a special interest in creating content for media verticals.
  • Misra worked as a journalist for the most part of his professional career. He has also worked as the Deputy Executive Editor at the Hindustan Times.
  • Although Neelesh had initially married the famous NDTV journalist Nidhi Razdan, it resulted in divorce after a few years. His second marriage was with Yamini Misra and he has a daughter from this relationship.