Nitya Mehra is an Indian film director and screenwriter who is best known for directing the romantic comedy Baar Baar Dekho (2016) starring Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra. She has also directed several acclaimed short films and advertisements over the years.
Nitya Mehra was born on 8 September 1981 in Delhi, India. She did her schooling from Vasant Valley School in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. For her graduate degree, she studied mathematics at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University. Later, she pursued a diploma course in filmmaking from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.
Age, Height, Weight
Nitya Mehra’s current age is 41 years as of 2023. Her height is around 5 feet 7 inches and weight is approximately 55 kg.
Not much is known about Nitya Mehra’s family background as she likes to keep her personal life private. Her father’s name is Sanjeev Mehra who worked in the liquor business.
Nitya Mehra likes to maintain secrecy about her personal relationships and is not known to be dating anyone currently. In several interviews, she has mentioned that her work is her top priority at the moment.
After completing her diploma from FTII Pune in 2003, Nitya Mehra started her career by assisting directors like Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Vishal Bhardwaj on films like Lakshya (2004), Luck By Chance (2009), Guzaarish (2010) and Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013).
Nitya made her directorial debut in 2008 with the short film titled ‘Thanedaar’, starring Ranvir Shorey. The film received critical acclaim and was showcased at various international film festivals.
In 2011, she directed another short film ‘Mauritius’ featuring Shahana Goswami which too earned her praise. The same year, she also directed a TV commercial for Airtel titled ‘Har Friend Zaroori Hota Hai’ which became very popular.
Nitya’s first full-length feature film was the romantic comedy ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ starring Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra in the lead roles. The film released in 2016 and was produced by Excel Entertainment and Dharma Productions. Although it received mixed reviews, Nitya’s directorial skills were appreciated.
Apart from films, Nitya Mehra has directed several TV commercials for major brands like MakeMyTrip, Coca Cola, Google, Axis Bank, Tanishq and more over the years.
There are no major controversies associated with Nitya Mehra’s career so far. She maintains a low profile and focuses mainly on her work.
Here are some of the favorite things and likes/dislikes of Nitya Mehra:
- Favorite Films: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
- Favorite Directors: Woody Allen, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
- Favorite Actor: Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah
- Favorite Actresses: Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Kangana Ranaut
- Hobbies: Reading, Listening to music, Watching films
Nitya Mehra has an estimated net worth of around $1 – $5 million dollars as of 2023. Her main source of income is through directing films and brand advertisements.
Social Media Profiles
Nitya Mehra is not active on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. She likes to keep a low profile away from the media glare.
- Both of Nitya’s parents are from the field of commerce but she chose to pursue a career in films.
- She assisted Farhan Akhtar on several projects like Lakshya, Don, Positive and Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd before making her directorial debut.
- Nitya is trained in Kathak dance form since childhood.
- She was the executive producer on the documentary film ‘Gulabi Gang’ in 2012.
- Nitya’s dream project is to direct a biopic on the life of legendary actress Meena Kumari.
FAQs about Nitya Mehra
Who is Nitya Mehra?
Nitya Mehra is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for films like Baar Baar Dekho, Thanedaar and several popular advertisements.
What is Nitya Mehra’s age?
Nitya Mehra was born on 8 September 1981. She is currently 41 years old (as of 2023).
Where is Nitya Mehra from?
Nitya Mehra hails from Delhi, India. She was born and brought up in Delhi.
Who has Nitya Mehra worked with?
As an assistant director, Nitya Mehra has worked with renowned filmmakers like Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Vishal Bhardwaj. She has directed Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra in Baar Baar Dekho.
What awards has Nitya Mehra won?
Nitya Mehra has won awards for her short films Thanedaar and Mauritius at several international film festivals. She is yet to win a major award in India.