Niranjan Iyengar Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Mumbai
Age: 51 Years
Caste: Tamil Brahmin

Niranjan Iyengar

ProfessionScreenwriter, Lyricist & Author
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutAs an Author: The Making of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
The Making of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
As a Screenwriter: Jism (2003; Dialogue Writer)
Jism (2003)
As a Lyricist: Kurbaan (2009)
As a Producer: Devi (2020; short film)
Devi (2020)
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 April 1969 (Wednesday)
Age (as in 2019) 51 Years
BirthplaceAnand, Gujarat
Zodiac signAries
HometownMumbai, India
SchoolAdarsh High School in Dombivili, Mumbai
College/University• Williamson College, Franklin, Tennessee, United States
• Ruhiya College
Educational Qualification• Bachelor of Science from Ruhiya College (2 Years) [1]The Hindu
CasteHe belongs to Tamil-speaking Hindu Brahmin Family. [2]Times of India [3]Wikipedia
HobbiesDoing Photography & Singing
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Name not known
Niranjan Iyengar's Father
Mother- Name not known
Niranjan Iyengar with his Mother
Favourite Things
Filmmaker(s)Coen Brothers, Woody Allen, Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Screenwriter(s)David Hare, Alan Ball
Film(s)Mughal-E-Azam (1960), Hours (2002), American Beauty
SingerAbida Parveen
TV ShowsCriminal Minds (2005)
Book(s)'Gun Island' by Amitav Ghosh, 'Magical Women' by Sukanya Venkatraghavan
Album'Kabir' by Abida Parveen

Niranjan Iyengar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Niranjan Iyengar

  • Niranjan Iyengar is an Indian screenwriter, lyricist, and author, known for his work in Karan Johar’s films.
  • Niranjan went to Williamson College in Franklin, Tennessee, United States and made many friends there. However, while studying there, he felt that the college was not the right one for him and left it. Then, he enrolled in Ruhiya College to pursue science. After two years of studying in Ruhiya, he quit his college.
  • When he was in school, he had a habit of writing letters to people. Due to which, he wrote a letter to Thai Airways, his relatives, and even to Queen Elizabeth amongst others.
  • He is a big fan of Rekha. According to Niranjan, Rekha is the one who ignited his interest in cinema; as he watched her films. His interest in cinema led him to write a letter to the editor of ‘G’ magazine, asking them to take him as an intern.
  • Niranjan Iyengar started his career as a film journalist, working for ‘G’ magazine.
  • After working as a journalist, he got tired and decided to work in The Boston Globe, US, where one of his aunts worked. In the US, he met Manish Malhotra.
    An Old Picture of Niranjan Iyengar and Manish Malhotra
  • After meeting Manish Malhotra, he decided to assist him and started designing costumes for films and ramps. He worked with Manish for three and a half years.
  • When Karan Johar was making his film “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” (2001), he advised Karan Johar to publish a book on making of the film. Karan Johar was enthralled about the idea and asked Niranjan to write the book. His book titled ‘The Making of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ was published in 2001.
  • He has written dialogues for the well-received Bollywood films, Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Fashion (2008), Wake Up Sid (2009), My Name Is Khan (2010), Ra. One (2012), Student of the Year (2012), and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016).
  • The songs, ‘Tere Naina’ from “My Name Is Khan” (2010), ‘ Sajda’ from “My Name Is Khan” (2010), ‘Noor-E-Khuda’ from “My Name Is Khan” (2010), ‘Chammak Challo’ from “Ra. One” (2012), and ‘Dama Dam Mast Qalandar’ from “D-Day” (2013), are some of the most famous songs written by him.
  • He is the co-founder of the production house, Electric Apples Entertainment.
  • He is the host of the celebrity talk show ‘Look Who’s Talking with Niranjan’ which airs on Zee Café.
    Niranjan Iyengar Interviewing Deepika Padukone on his show 'Look Who's Talking with Niranjan'
  • He is interested in music and owns music instruments such as Tanpura, Tabla, Guitar, and Harmonium.
    Niranjan Iyengar Playing Guitar
  • In 2000, he heard a song by Abida Parveen, which influenced him to learn music. He trained under a music teacher, and finally, after 15 years of practice, according to Niranjan, he can perform himself.
  • He is best friends with Manish Malhotra and Karan Johar.
    Niranjan Iyengar with Manish Malhotra
  • Mahesh Bhatt had a huge impact on Niranjan and his career. Talking about Mahesh Bhatt in an interview, he said,

    Mahesh Bhatt once told me, and I keep coming back to Bhatt-Saab because he had a great impact on me.

  • He knows Shruti Hassan since she was seven years old, and they both are best friends now.
    Niranjan Iyengar with Shruti Haasan