Saleka Shyamalan is popular as the daughter of M. Night Shyamalan who is an American filmmaker, and actor. Besides, people recognize Saleka for his contribution to movies like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and many more.
Table of Biography
Saleka Shyamalan was born in 1996, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US. She holds an American nationality and she belongs to mixed ethnicity of Indian-American. Likewise, she is 26 years old. Talking about her family, Her father’s name is M. Night Shyamalan, an American filmmaker, and actor, and her mother’s name is Bhavna Vaswani. In addition, she is the granddaughter of Jayalakshmi Shyamalan and Nellie C. Shyamalan. Her siblings, she has two sisters named Shivani Shyamalan and Ishani Shyamalan. Moreover, while discussing her educational background, in the year 2018, she graduated from Brown University located in Providence, Rhode Island.
Career and Professional Life
Saleka is just a college graduate. There is no information on where she is professionally involved now. But it is found that recently she was shooting for a video. She has not shared any information regarding her career and experience. According to her social media account, she is interested in music. She has also shown her musical skills in Ardmore Music PA. By looking at her Instagram she looks like she is just spending her after-college life. But the post she did on 10 August 2017 shows her interest in social work. As she shared a picture of little ladies who escaped after their villages and families were raided and destroyed by Boko Haram.
And on 1 June 2016, she shared a picture with poor village kids of Varanasi India. Besides, she gained the spotlight for being a little girl of M. Night Shyamalan. Her father founded the M. Night Shyamalan Foundation. It helps to eliminate hardship faced by people and barriers created by poverty and social or racial injustice in their respective communities. In addition, this organization mainly supports community leaders in Africa, Asia, and North America in their efforts to improve their communities. Her family is involved in social work & which proves that they are living a luxurious life.
More about her father’s Career
Talking about her father’s career, M. Night Shyamalan is an American filmmaker, philanthropist, and actor. He is famous for making original films with contemporary supernatural plots and twists and endings. He was born in Mahé, Pondicherry, India, and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. The cumulative gross of his films exceeds $3 billion globally. He made his directorial debut in 1992 with his first movie Praying with Anger. His second movie was the comedy-drama film Wide Awake (1998). His most well-received films include the supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense (1999), the superhero thriller Unbreakable (2000), and the science fiction thriller Signs (2002).
Moreover, for The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director and the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Afterward, Shyamalan released a series of poorly received but sometimes financially successful movies, including the period-piece thriller The Village (2004), the dark fantasy Lady in the Water (2006), the eco-thriller The Happening (2008), The Last Airbender (2010) (an adaptation based on the first season of the Nickelodeon animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender), and the science fiction film After Earth (2013).
Following the financial failure of After Earth, Shyamalan’s career revived with the release of the found-footage horror film The Visit (2015), the psychological thriller Split (2016), and the superhero thriller Glass (2019). With a total budget of $34 million between them, these three films earned a combined box office of $625 million. Glass is the third and final chapter of his Unbreakable film series, which commenced in 2000. In addition to his directorial work, Shyamalan was a story creator and a producer for the horror film Devil (2010). Shyamalan was also called in for an uncredited rewrite for the teen film She’s All That (1999). He also served as a writer for the film Stuart Little (1999).
In addition, he is also one of the executive producers and occasional director of Wayward Pines and the critically acclaimed series Servant. Shyamalan is also popular for filming and setting his films in and outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Walt Disney Studios’ Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures and Universal imprints co-produced and released most of his commercially successful films. In 2008, Shyamalan was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India. Shyamalan’s next two motion pictures are slated to be released under Universal in 2021 (Old) and 2023.
There is no information regarding her net worth but her father M.Night has an estimated net worth of around $50 million. In 2002, she wrote, directed, and co-produced the picture show Signs. Moreover, in 2016, Shyamalan worked on the picture show Split which became a huge hit at the box workplace grossing over $278 million worldwide on a budget of $9 million. She is luxuriously living a standard lifestyle from her parents’ earnings.
Saleka is dating a guy named Joe. Their Instagram posts show their love for each other and people love them together. She calls her boyfriend by naming Jojo. There is no more information about how they met and how their relationship started. Moreover, by looking at her Instagram she seems like a regular college girl who loves spending time with family and friends.
Talking about her parents’ personal life, Her father and mother started dating in their college days. After their long-term relationship, the couple exchanged wedding vows in the year 1993. Form their married life, they had three daughters together. Their first daughter is Saleka Shyamalan, Ishani Shyamalan, and Shivani Shyamalan respectively. As of now, her family is living a blissful life together.
Saleka has an average height and she has maintained a slim figure. Her eyes are dark brown. Likewise, she has black-colored hair. Other details regarding her body measurement, bra size, and shoe size are unavailable. Also, she has a dark complexion.
She is active on social sites on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has more than 9k followers on Instagram and 1 K on Twitter. Similarly, she has her Facebook account only not a Facebook page. She has successfully maintained her life as secret as possible. Besides, she is not present in any sort of affair gossip and tidbits.