Nikkhil Advani Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Nikkhil Advani

Full NameNikkhil Suresh Advani
Profession(s)Producer, Director, Screenwriter
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 ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 April 1971 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2024) 53 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolGreen Lawns High School, Breach Candy, Mumbai
College/UniversitySt. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationMasters in Chemistry
DebutFilm (Assistant Director): Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996)
Nikkhil Advani Debut Film As An Assistant Director
Film (Director): Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
Nikkhil Advani's Debut film, Kal Ho Naa Ho
TV (Director): Shaadi Vaadi & All That (2015)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesPhtography, Travelling
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2003: Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards: Best Debut Director for Kal Ho Naa Ho
2003: Screen Weekly Awards: Distinction in Directorial Debut for Kal Ho Naa Ho
2012: National Film Awards: India Best Animation Film for Delhi Safari
2016: Asian Television Awards: Best Direction (Fiction) for P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke
2016: Indian Television Academy Awards, India: Best Serial- Drama for P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke
ControversyAfter the release of Kal Ho Naa Ho (where he worked with Karan Johar as his assistant director), ego clashes and distance started growing between Karan Johar and Nikkhil. Nikkhil decided to get separated from Dharma Productions. They did not talk for years, but when Karan Johar's father, Yash Johar passed away, they started talking to each other.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSuparana Gupta
Marriage Date1992
Wife/SpouseSuparna Gupta
Nikkhil Advani With His Wife And Daughter
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Keya Advani
Nikkhil Advani With His Daughter
ParentsFather- Suresh Advani (Pharmaceutical Business)
Mother- Late Rekha Advani (Advertising Professional)
Nikkhil Advani's Parents
SiblingsBrother- Kunal Advani
Sister- Monisha Advani (Co-Founder of Emmay Entertainment)
Nikkhil Advani With His Sister And Brother
Favourite Things
Favourite Director(s)Karan Johar, Sudhir Mishra
Favourite Actor(s)Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor
Favourite ActressMadhuri Dixit
Favourite FilmParinda (1989)
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹7.6 Crore

Nikkhil Advani

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nikkhil Advani

  • Does Nikkhil Advani smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Nikkhil Advani drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born to a Sindhi father and a Maharashtrian mother.
  • He is the second cousin of producer  Ekta Kapoor and actor Tusshar Kapoor. He is the grand-nephew of producer N. N. Sippy.
  • He started dating Suparna Gupta (now his wife) since he was 18 and got married to her in 1992.
  • when he was 21, he started his career as an assistant director to Saeed and Aziz Mirza with a TV show, Naya Nukkad (1993-1994).

    Nikkhil Advani's TV Show (Naya Nukkad)

    Nikkhil Advani’s TV Show (Naya Nukkad)

  • He has been an assistant director to Sudhir Mishra in the film, Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996). He also got a chance to work with the producer, late Yash Johar under Dharma Productions.

  • He went on to assist Karan Johar in his two big films, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) in which Advani made an acting guest appearance along with Farah Khan and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum (2001). Likewise, he assisted on Aditya Chopra‘s film ‘Mohabbatein.’

  • In 2003, he made his directorial debut “Kal Ho Naa Ho” under Dharma Productions, starring Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh KhanSaif Ali Khan, and Preity Zinta. The film bagged six Filmfare awards and was considered as one of the biggest hits of 2003. Kal Ho Naa Ho’s success made him a recognized director.

  • After Patiala House, he, along with Madhu Bhojwani and Monisha Advani (his sister), founded a motion picture production company ‘Emmay Entertainment.’ Nikkhil Advani With His Sister And Madhu Bhojwani
  • In 2012, “Delhi Safari,” India’s first stereoscopic 3D animation film was directed and written by him.

  • “D-Day” (2013) is the first movie to be produced under his production house.
  • In 2015, in a joint venture with Salman Khan productions, he directed the film “Hero,” an official remake of 1983’s “Hero” by Subhash Ghai. It was a launch pad film for Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty.
  • Some other notable films produced by him are Katti Batti (2015), Airlift (2016), and Lucknow Central  (2017).

  • “Satyameva Jayate (2018),” an Indian vigilante action thriller film starring John AbrahamManoj BajpayeeAmruta KhanvilkarNora Fatehi, was produced by Advani and directed by Milap Milan Zaveri, whereas “Batlahouse” was jointly produced by John Abraham, Bhushan Kumar, and Nikkhil Advani.

  • In an interview, he revealed that he was strongly moved by the film “Parinda,” and after watching this movie, he decided to invest all his creativity in filmmaking.