Hometown: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Age: 45 Years
Wife: Usha Rajesh Nair
|Other name||Rajesh Mohanan Rajesh Nair - Instagram|
|Profession(s)||Film Director, Film Producer|
|Famous for||Directing the Malayalam films Escape from Uganda (2013), Salt Mango Tree (2015), and Kalyanam (2018)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 172 cm
in meters- 1.72 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
|Debut||Film (as a producer): Kalyanam (2018)
Film (as a director): Escape From Uganda (2013)
|Date of Birth||12 August 1978|
|Age (as of 2023)||45 Years|
|Birthplace||Thiruvananthapuram Taluk, Kerala|
|College/University||• University of British Columbia, Canada
• Aptech Computer Education
• Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
• New York Film Academy, New York
|Educational Qualification(s)||• Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science (1996 to 1999) from University of British Columbia, Canada
• Advanced Diploma in Software Engineering (1996 to 1999) from Aptech Computer Education
• Master of Business Administration in International Marketing from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda (2007 to 2009)
• A one-year course in filmmaking and direction at New York Film Academy, New York LinkedIn
|Tattoo||Rajesh Nair has got a tattoo inked on his right forearm.
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||30 May 2002|
|Wife/Spouse||Usha Rajesh Nair (lawyer, film producer, fashion choreographer, and pageant groomer)
Daughter(s)- Medha Rajesh Nair, Daksha Rajesh Nair
|Parents||Father- C Mohanan Nair
Mother- Name Not Known
Sister- Anu Ratheesh Vega (doctor)
|Other Relatives||Brother-in-law- Ratheesh Vega (music director)|
|Car Collection||Mahindra Alturas
Some Lesser Known Facts About Rajesh Nair
- Rajesh Nair is an Indian notable filmmaker and producer, who is primarily recognized for his contributions to the Malayalam film industry. He has gained widespread recognition for his notable works in the Malayalam film industry including “Escape from Uganda” (2013), “Salt Mango Tree” (2015), and “Kalyanam” (2018).
- He grew up in a middle-class family in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
- Rajesh’s wife is a director at Vaya Films and a national director at Miss India Worldwide Pageant.
- Prior to his foray into the film industry, Rajesh Nair enjoyed a prosperous career as the CEO of Tembo Steel Limited, a prominent East African company specializing in the manufacturing of hot and cold rolled profiles. With unwavering dedication, Nair dedicated eight consecutive years to Tembo Steel Limited, holding two pivotal positions as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. His remarkable contributions played a pivotal role in propelling the company to become Uganda’s second-largest exporter of steel products.
- Following his tenure at Tembo Steel Limited, Nair transitioned to the role of Chief Marketing Manager at Roofings Limited, a major player in Uganda’s steel industry, where he further solidified his expertise during an additional six years. However, Nair made a significant decision nearly a decade ago to shift gears and pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
- Taking on the role of Managing Director at Impressario Uganda Limited, he entered the world of show business. This new endeavor allowed him to indulge his lifelong passion for movies and fulfill a personal dream. As the franchise holder for Miss India Worldwide in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, and a key organizer of Zee Mantra, an Indian lifestyle TV event, Nair’s background in business administration and international marketing proved instrumental in his rapid success within the entertainment industry.
- In 2013, Rajesh Nair embarked on his journey as a film director, making his debut with the Malayalam film “Escape From Uganda.”
- In that very year, he helmed the Malayalam film “Annum Innum Ennum.” Following that, Rajesh Nair directed a series of successful Malayalam films including “Salt Mango Tree” (2015), “Kalyanam” (2018), “Thrissur Pooram” (2019), “Eighteen Hours” (2021), and “In” (2022).
- Additionally, he showcased his directorial prowess in the Bhojpuri film “Mahadev Ka Gorakhpur,” which garnered immense popularity and went on to have a pan-India release in six different languages.
- Rajesh Nair has expanded his directorial repertoire by directing advertisement shoots for esteemed brands such as Samsung, SABMiller, and Chinmaya University.
- In 2018, Rajesh Nair marked his producer debut with the Malayalam film “Kalyanam,” followed by his production ventures in the Malayalam films “Eighteen Hours” (2021) and “In” (2022).
- For over a decade, he has held the position of company director in two prominent production houses, namely Vaya Films Ltd and Meru Motion Pictures.
- He has showcased his talent as a writer in several Malayalam films, including “Escape From Uganda” (2013), “Annum Innum Ennum” (2013), and “Kalyanam” (2018).
- In his leisure time, he finds joy in playing cricket.
- Rajesh Nair possesses fluency in four languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, and Swahili.
- He is frequently seen indulging in alcoholic beverages on different occasions.
- An avid dog lover, Raesh has a pet dog named Snoopy.
- Since 2000, he has been residing in Uganda, making it his base of operations.