Manu Rishi Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle & More

Manu Rishi Chadha was born on 3 January 1971 in New Delhi, India is an Indian actor, lyricist, screenwriter, and dialogue writer. His dream was to become an actor and he dropped out of college to pursue theatre. He trained under theater director Arvind Gaur for six years.

Manu Rishi Biography

Name Manu Rishi Chadha
Profession(s) Script and Dialogue Writer, Actor
Famous For Writing Dialogues for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Debut Web Series (Actor) Permanent Roommates (2016)
Debut Film (Actor) Saathiya (2002)

Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.) In centimeter – 173 cm
In Meter – 1.73 Sq. Meter
Feet Inch – 5′ 8″
Weight (approx.) In kilogram- 75 kg
In pounds – 165 pounds
Figure Measurements Chest Size– 40
Waist Size– 32
Biceps Size– 13
Hair Colour Black
Eye Colour Black

Personal Life

Date of Birth
3 January 1971
Age (as in 2021)
50 years
Birthplace New Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Capricorn
Hometown New Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Caste Khatri
Religion Hinduism
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies Strolling on Versova Beach, Travelling

Also Read:- Kiku Sharda Biography

Educational & Qualification

School Cambridge School, Sri Nivas Puri, New Delhi (in 1990)
College/University University of Delhi
Educational Qualification Not Known

Relationships & More

Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Marriage Date May 2, 2013


Parents Father– Not Known
Mother– Not Known
Siblings Brother– Lakshay Malkani
Not Known
Wife/Spouse Roli Chaturvedi
Children Son- Kabir

Favorite Things

Favorite Actor(s) Deepak Dobriyal, Sanjay Mishra, Shashi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor, Piyush Mishra
Favorite Playwright Girish Karnad
Favorite Film Amar Akbar Anthony
Favorite Director Arvind Gaur
Favorite Lyricist(s) Irshad Kamil, Gulzar
Favorite Singer(s) Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

Also Read:- Jitendra Kumar Biography

Manu Rishi Movies List:-

  • Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
  • Band Baaja Baaraat
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Saathiya
  • Raghu Romeo
  • Mithya
  • Aisha
  • What The Fish
  • Phas Gaye Re Obama
  • Kya Dilli Kya Lahore
  • Chance Pe Dance
  • Ankhon Dekhi
  • Soundtrack
  • Ekk Deewana Tha
  • Ek Chalis Ki Last Local
  • Kirchiyaan Short Film
  • Rajma Chawal
  • Life Ki To Lag Gayi
  • 10 Ml Love
  • Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami
  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns
  • What Are The Odds
  • Nanu Ki Jaanu
  • Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
  • Pati Patni Aur Woh
  • The Zoya Factor
  • Setters
  • Angrezi Medium

Manu Rishi Web Series:-

  • Mirzapur
  • Inside Edge
  • Permanent Roommates


Manu Rishi Chadha started his acting career with the Asmita Theater Group in Delhi. In 2001, he moved to Mumbai. He made his Bollywood debut with the film Saathiya. where he played the role of a doctor. He wrote Oye Lucky Lucky Oye which proved to be a blockbuster.

manu rishi age

Here are some of his successful movies like Phas Gaye Re Obama, Kya Dilli Kya Lahore, 21 Topon Ki Salami, Ek Deewana Tha, Kya Machi, Life Ki To Lag Gayi, Aankhen Dekhi, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye. He did cameos in films like Aankhen Dekhi, Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

Also Read:- Vijay Varma Biography

Some lesser-known facts about Manu Rishi

  • It was his mother who influenced him to participate in plays in school and college.
  • Manu Rishi’s father wanted him to take interest in his automobile spare parts shop in Delhi. But he did not like it, as he wanted to become an actor.
  • During his struggling days, he took up commercials and also did a television show.
  • He did theater for about 7 years and by the age of 18, he decided to become an actor.

manu rishi family

  • Manu Rishi also wrote dialogues for Sudhir Mishra’s Yeh Saali Zindagi.
  • He also made cameos in Mithya, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, and later in Mixed Double.
  • Later, his friends, Piyush Mishra and Deepak Dobriyal asked him to venture into writing.
  • During an interview, he opened up about his favorite film- Amar Akbar Anthony, and said that “I still wonder where is Anthony Gonsalves?”
  • His life took a turning point when the Oye Lucky movie came out. Oh, lucky! After which people started recognizing him. He also received the Filmfare and IIFA Awards for Best Dialogue for the film.

manu rishi wife

  • In 1999, when he landed in Mumbai with the dream of becoming an actor, his friends asked him to make a portfolio and send it to casting directors. But he did not do so and continued to do theatre.
  • He also did cameos in several popular films including Aankhen Dekhi and Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
  • He also got an offer for a role in Peepli Live. However, due to some reasons, he could not get this role.

Also Read:- Anupriya Goenka Biography

Follow On Social Media Platforms:

Social Accounts Instagram- @manurishichadha
Facebook- @manu.rishi.3

Leave a Comment

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap