Neelesh Misra is a well-known and highly regarded figure in the Indian journalist. His work as a radio storyteller and scriptwriter, in particular, has earned him widespread recognition and praise. Born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. he has made a name for himself in the creative landscape of India.

He won numerous awards for his contributions to his art, he occupies a unique space in the Indian creative Landscape with his multi-faceted talents as a journalist, author, scriptwriter, lyricist, and storyteller. Here we are going to discuss Neelesh Misra’s Biography, we will talk about his early life, his career, his married life, his achievements, and many other things.

Neelesh Misra Biography

Neelesh Misra Biography
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Neelesh Misra is amongst the most multi-talented Indian Journalist. A poet, a screenplay writer, a Radio Jockey, and a storyteller. He seems like pandora’s box of talent. Along with all that he is also an interviewer, who runs a unique talk show where along with the interview he transports the audience closer to the roots, to nature.

Neelesh Misra was born on 4th May 1973 in Lucknow, he did his schooling in an all-boys boarding school, St. Joseph’s College in Nainital. He studied there till 1988 and then shifted to  Mahanagar Boys’ Inter College in Lucknow. In the year 1993 he completed his graduation from Kumaun University, Nainital where he got a bachelor’s degree in arts later he went to the  Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Delhi and completed the journalism course.

He is most known for his radio show “Yaadon Ka IdiotBox” which has been broadcasted on various channels. he also founded Gaon Connection, India’s biggest rural media platform that reaches millions of  people every month across the country. Misra is also an acclaimed author who has written several books. He currently hosts two shows on the radio and a talk show on Youtube.

Full NameNeelesh Misra
Full Name in Hindiनीलेश मिश्रा
ProfessionWriter, lyricist, script-writer, Storyteller, journalist, Entrepreneur, Radio Jockey
Age51 years
Date of Birth4th May 1973
Mother TongueHindi
Zodiac/Sun SignTaurus
Birth Place/ Home TownLucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Current AddressDelhi, India
School St. Joseph’s College, Nainital (1988)
Mahanagar Boys’ Inter College, Lucknow
College Kumaun University, Nainital
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi
Degree/Graduation Bachelor of Arts in History
Journalism Course from IIMC, Delhi
Personal Information about Neelesh Misra

Neelesh Misra Wife, Divorce, Family

Neelesh Misra was born on 4th May 1973 in Lucknow and was brought up in Nainital. He did most of his schooling in Nainital and then Lucknow. His father Shiva Balak Misra is also a writer, and he is also an accomplished geologist who worked in the Oil and Natual Gas Corporation. Just like his son he also wanted to do something for the community hence he founded a school in his village. Not much information regarding Neelesh Misra’s mother Nirmala Misra is available online.

Neelesh Misra has a brother Shailesh Misra not much information about him is available online. Neelesh was married twice, here are the details regarding the same:

Neelesh Misra & Nidhi Razdan

Neelesh Misra was Married to Indian TV Journalist Nidhi Razdan, and they got married in 2005. Within two years of marriage, the couple decided that it was not working anymore and decided to call it an end. They got divorced in 2007, it seems like the marriage ended on good terms as we can see them interacting with each other on social media platforms.

Neelesh Misra & Yamini Mishra

After the divorce Neelesh Misra after some time decided to venture into married life once again but this time with Yamini, Neelesh Misra got married to Yamini Misra, the exact date of their marriage is not made public yet. The couple has a beautiful daughter that is regularly featured on their social media platform and their shows.

Parent’s NameFather– Shiva Balak Misra
Mother– Nirmala Misra
SiblingsBrother: Shailesh Misra
Relationship StatusMarried
Spouse/WifeFirst WifeNidhi Razdan (m. 2005–div. 2007)
Second Wife– Yamini Misra (present)
Neelesh Misra and Yamini Misra
ChildrenDaughter- Vaidehi Misra
Vaidehi Misra
Family Details of Neelesh

Physical Stats

Height in centimeters170 cm
Height in meters1.70 m
Height in Feet Inches5’10”
Weight65 Kgs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorSalt & Peper
Physical Stats

Neelesh Misra Career

Neelesh Misra’s Journey started as something sort of a Bollywood movie. It was a regular day for Misra, when he was roaming in Mumbai searching for a book, it was at that time that he met Movie director Mahesh Bhatt. They both got into a conversation and Neelesh landed a gig to write a song for Mahesh Bhatt’s next movie Jism(2003), the song that he wrote was Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai. as the song became an instant hit, and he was given another opportunity to write songs for movie Woh Lamhe(2006), for that he wrote Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai. From there he went on to write more than 20 songs over 15 movies.

Since the time of his big break, he hasn’t looked back and went on to create and  feature in some of the memorable shows that have entertained audiences for almost two decades. Below mentioned are some of the notable works done by Neelesh Misra.

Neelesh Misra The RJ

He is the host of the popular radio show, “Yadoon Ka Idiotbox” on BIG FM 92.7, set in the fictional small town of Yaad Sheher. The show kicked off its second season in 2012. He also hosts “The Neelash Mishra” show on 93.5 RED FM. In 2012, he teamed up with Karan Dalal to launch a rural newspaper called “Gaon Connection,” based in Kunaura, a village near Lucknow.

Here is the list of shows hosted by Neelesh Misra:

  • Yaadon Ka Idiot Box
  • The Neelesh Misra show
  • Kahaani Express

Neelesh Misra The Journalist

With two decades of experience as a journalist, he has delved into the depths of conflict and insurgency in South Asia. From the troubled region of Kashmir to the Naxalite-controlled parts of India, and even to the remote northeast where longstanding insurrections occur, he has traveled far and wide to bring the story to light.

His expertise in the Maoist insurgency in Nepal is unparalleled. In recognition of his exceptional coverage of India’s insurgency, he was honored with the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism and the K.C. Kulish Memorial Award in 2009. Currently, he holds the position of Editorial Director at the rural newspaper Gaon Connection

Neelesh Misra The Writer

Misra got his big break when he met movie director Mahesh Bhatt while searching for a book, and then he went on to write some of the most memorable songs that Bollywood has ever head.

Neelesh Misra Stories

Neelesh Misra has taken to the audiobook medium where he regularly posts different stories that have garnered him a huge audience that waits patiently for every new story.

Neelesh uses platforms like JioSavan, Youtube, and his own creation Goan connection to upload the said audio stories.

Neelesh Misra Shayari

Along with being a storyteller and a screenwriter, Neelesh Misra is also a Shayar, he never misses a chance to awe his audiences with his mesmerizing shayari and innovative wordplay.

Neelesh Misra Books

Neelesh Misra is also a book writer and his books are published by some well-known publishers like Harper Collins, Penguin, and Westland Books.

List of books published by Neelesh Misra

  • 173 Hours in Captivity (2000)
  • End of the Line: The Story of the Killing of the Royals in Nepal(2001)
  • Once Upon a Timezone (2006)
  • The Absent State (2010)
  • Neelesh Misra ka Yaad Sheher Volumes-I and II

Books published as an editor

  • India Yatra (2009)
  • Inspired India: Ideas to Transform a Nation (2010)
  • Dream Chasing, One Man’s Remarkable True Life Story (2011)

Neelesh Misra’s Songs

Neelesh got his break in Bollywood with the movies Jism and since then he has gone on to write one gem after another.

Here is the list of some of the memorable songs by Neelesh Misra:

  • Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai (Jism – 2003)
  • Bepanah Pyaar hai (Krishna Cottage – 2004)
  • Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai  (Woh Lamhe – 2006)
  • Anjaana Anjaani ki Kahani  (Anjaana Anjaani – 2010)
  • Abhi Kuch Dinon Se (Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji –  2011)
  • I Love You (Bodyguard – 2011)
  • Khudaaya (Shanghai – 2012)
  • Banjaara – Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
  • Aala Re Aala  (Shootout at Wadala – 2013)
  • Zindagi (Reprise) (Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 2015)

Neelesh Misra Movies

Here is the list of movies that Neelesh was credited as the screenwriter:

  • Ek Tha Tiger – 2012
  • Tiger Zinda Hai – 2017
  • Shamshera – 2022
  • Tiger 3 – 2023

Neelesh Misra Awards and Recognitions

  • Ram Nath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Ram Nath Goenka Award
Ram Nath Goenka Award
  • Karpoor Chandra Kulish Award for “The New Muslim”.
  • Karpoor Chandra Kulish Merit Award for “India Besieged”.
  • Several nominations for Mirchi Music Award for Album of The Year for following movie.

Neelesh Misra’s Net Worth and Salary

According to the Source, Neelesh Misra’s Net Worth is $171,4 Million approx.

Net Worth in Dollar$171,4 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees171.4 Crore
SalaryNot Known
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Neelesh Misra Social Media Profiles

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Neelesh Misra’s Favourites

Favourite ActorSalman Khan
Favourite ActressDeepika Padukone
Favourite FoodChicken Biryani
Favourite MoviesBaahubali 2: The Conclusion, Titanic (1997)
Favourite TV ShowsTaarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
The Walking Dead Since 2010
Favourite SingerAlka Yagnik
Favourite ColourBlue
Favorite Things of Neelesh Sharma