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Nishikant Kamat Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Career, Biography & Facts

Nishikant Kamat was popular director of Bollywood film Industry. He has worked for the hit films like Madaari, Drishyam and Force. He also won the “National Film Award” for film Dombivali Fast (2006).

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Nishikant Kamat Age

Born on Wednesday, 17th June 1970, Nishikant Kamat’s age was 50 years till the time of death. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

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Nishikant Kumar was one of the known film directors of India. He mostly worked in Hindi and Marathi films. He was born and raised into the average and caring family of Dadar, Maharashtra, Nishikant completed his schooling locally from the private school. Next, he enrolled himself into the college of goa where he did graduation in hotel management. He also did his further education from Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College in Mumbai. Since childhood, Nishikant Kamat had a special interest in film making and acting arts.

Family, Caste & Religion

Nishikant was born to the middle-class and well-educated family of Maharashtra. His father was a professor at a private college. His mother was a Sanskrit teacher in a school. Not much known about his siblings or other family members.

Nishikant Kamat followed Hinduism and held Indian nationality. According to online information, he belongs to the Rajapur Saraswat Brahmin community. He spent most of his childhood and teenage with family in Daadar.

Marriage, Wife & Children

Nishikant Kamat was not married. Also on asking about marriage, he shared information “I realised during those three tough years of my life, that I couldn’t look after myself so how could I look after someone. I had my share of serious relationships and all outside the Industry. But now I don’t want to get married ever as I have this clarity that U don’t want any dependent visa on me.”

Body Appearance

Nishikant Kamat was very impressive male personality. He had a strong body buildup and was average in look.

Height (approx): 5′ 7″ Feet Inches

Weight (approx): 60 Kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Tattoo: None

Nishikant Kamat Body


Nishikant Kamat completed his college study from Goa. During college, he got interested in acting and film making. He started participating cultural team of his college and became a secretary too.

Next, Nishikant moved to Mumbai and started off his career as an assistant director. Initially, he worked for the ad-films and short films. He also worked as an editor and TV director for more than 10 years.

Along with film making, Nishikant Kamat was very good at scriptwriting and has worked in the field for more than four years. Kamat also jumped to the acting profession and made the first appearance with film “Hava Aney De.”

His other noted acting performance are the films “Saatchya Aat Gharat,” “404 Error Not Found” (2011), “Rockey Handsome” (2016) and “Daddy” (2017). He used to appear as a supporting actor in most of the films.

Nishikant Kamat Acting
Nishikant Kamat Acting

Films as Director

He made his first directorial debut with Marathi film “Dombivali Fast” in 2005. His film went hit and received huge appreciation and award for his work. He also directed noted Bollywood blockbusters like “Mumbai Meri Jaan” (2008), “Force” (2011) and “Drishyam” (2015).

Drishyam Movie Poster
Drishyam Movie Poster

In 2016, Nishikant Kamat directed a film “Rockey Handsome” with actors Jhon Abraham and Diya Chalwad. The same year, he received another breakthrough with Irrfan Khan starrer film “Madaari.”

His latest Bollywood films were “Daddy” (2017), “Julie 2” (2017) and Bhavesh Joshi (2018). Apart from films, he has also worked for the tv serials “The Final Call” and “Rangbaaz Phirse.”

Nishikant Kamat Death & Cause

50 years old director Nishikant Kamat passed away on 17th August 2020. He took his last breath at the city hospital in Hyderabad. He has been diagnosed with Chronic Liver Disease for the last two years.

After his demise, the whole industry felt shocked and will miss him forever. Many popular celebrities shared emotional messages on their social media. A Marathi actor Ritesh Deshmukh was a very good friend of Nishikant Kamat and wrote “”I will miss you, my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace.”

Favorite Things

Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham

Actress: Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor

Food: Mumbai Fast Food, Indian Cuisine

Destination: London & Dubai

Colour: Black

Facts of Nishikant Kamat

Does Nishikant smoke?: No

Does Nishikant drinks alcohol?: Not Known

His major hobby included traveling, reading and listening to music.

He worked with several popular actors of Bollywood including Ajay Devgn, Tabu, John Abraham and many more.

His mother had a dream to see him as a filmmaker. Her mother passed away in 2003 due to a heart attack and after that, Nishikant started making films.

He was big fan of bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan.

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