Nishikant Kamat (Filmmaker) Age, Death, Height, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 50 Years
Hometown: Maharashtra
Marital Status: Unmarried

Nishikant Kamat

Profession(s)Director, Writer, and Actor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm, Hindi (Actor): Hava Aney Dey (2004)
Hava Aney Dey
Film, Marathi (Director): Dombivali Fast (2005)
Dombivali Fast (2005)
Film, Hindi (Director): Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008)
Mumbai Meri Jaan
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 June 1970 (Saturday)
Age (at the time of death) 50 Years
BirthplaceDadar, Maharashtra
Date of Death17 August 2020 (Monday)
Place of DeathAIG Hospitals, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
Death CauseMultiple Organ Failure [1]Hindustan Times
Zodiac signGemini
HometownDadar, Maharashtra
College/University• A Private College in Goa
• Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduation in Hotel Management [2]Times of India))
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Unmarried
ParentsHis father used to work as a teacher in a private college, and his mother was a Sanskrit teacher.
Favourite Things
FoodPav Bhaji, Chivda, Batata Vada
Actor(s)John Abraham, Ajay Devgn
Actress(es)Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor
Film(s)Lagaan (2001), 3 Idiots (2009), Sultan (2016)
DestinationsGoa & London

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Nishikant Kamat

  • Did Nishikant Kamat smoke?: Yes ((Times of India
  • Nishikant Kamat was an Indian director, writer, and actor.
  • According to print media, he was in a serious relationship and professed that he wants to remain single for the rest of his life. In an interview, when he was asked about getting married, he said,

I realised during those three tough years of my life, that I could not look after myself so how could I look after someone else. I had my share of serious relationships and all outside the film industry, but now I don’t want to get married ever as I have this clarity that I don’t want any dependent visa on me.”

  • In 2006, he won ‘National Film Award’ in the category of ‘Best Feature Film’ for the Marathi film ‘Dombivali Fast’.
  • He was the cultural secretary of his college, and while he was in college he developed an interest in acting.
  • Later, he worked as an assistant with an ad filmmaker in Mumbai. For almost three years, he worked as an editor and then worked as a TV director for seven years. He worked as a writer for almost four years.
  • He appeared as an actor in various Hindi films like ‘Saatchya Aat Gharat’ (2004), ‘404 Error Not Found’ (2011), ‘Rocky Handsome’ (2016), and ‘Daddy’ (2017).

  • He directed Hindi films like ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ (2008), ‘Force’ (2011), ‘Drishyam’ (2015), ‘Rocky Handsome’ (2016), and ‘Madaari’ (2016). He directed a few Marathi films like ‘Lai Bhaari’ (2014) and ‘Fugay‘ (2017).
  • He worked as a writer for various films like ‘Saatchya Aat Gharat’ (2004) and ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ (2008). In 2019, he worked as a creative producer for the web-series, ‘The Final Call’ and ‘Rangbaaz Phirse.’
  • In an interview, he talked about his mother, he said,

My mother always wanted to see me as a filmmaker, but as the drama of life is, I became one only after she passed away in 2003 due to a heart attack.

  • He shared his struggle story in an interview, he said,

Film industry is not my life, it’s a part of my life. My friends are outside the industry. The period of three years from 1999 to 2001 was my toughest. I was actually sitting at home with no cheques coming in. I could not tell my parents that I did not have work. But I would make it a point to leave the house at 10 am every day saying that I was going for work and would come back at only 10 at night. I would in reality go and hang out with friends at Ruia College. I would have tea if a friend bought me some and would have food if someone paid for it, otherwise would sometimes even skip it but I would not take money for food from home. I have a friend Vinayak Kotian, who owns an Udupi restaurant in Matunga. During those three years, every day he would give me Rs 50 and he never asked me for it.”

Nishikant Kamat with Vinayak Kotian

Nishikant Kamat with Vinayak Kotian

  • In an interview, he was asked, “Anything about yourself that you want to improve upon?” he replied

I hate losing my temper even though I lose it just once in two years. I feel in any given situation, losing temper is a sign of weakness.

  • He was a huge fan of veteran Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan. In an interview, he said,

I grew up on Amitabh Bachchan. He is the only actor who I look at even now and I freeze. He is a childhood icon who I aspire to work with, but for that, I should have a correct script and he should like my face.

  • He was hospitalised on 31 July 2020 at AIG Hospitals, Gachibowli, Hyderabad as he was suffering from jaundice and abdominal distention. He was on the ventilator in a serious condition of liver cirrhosis. On 17 August 2020, he died of multiple organ failure.


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Some Lesser Known Facts About Nishikant Kamat