Bejoy Nambiar is an Indian film director, story writer, film producer, and screenwriter. He was earlier married to the Indian actor Raj Babbar‘s daughter Juhi Babbar.
Bejoy Nambiar was born on Thursday, 12 April 1979 (age 44 years; as of 2023) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Aries. In Mumbai, he did his schooling at Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s Vidya Bhawan and Gokuldham High School & Junior College. Later, he attended Dr D Y Patil’s Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology, Navi Mumbai to pursue his BTech. However, due to severe ragging and bullying in the first year of college, he dropped out. Later, he completed his graduation and then pursued his MBA degree in the United Kingdom. He then did an eight-week internship with the Indian film producer Ashok Amritraj, CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment in Los Angeles.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
He belongs to a Malyali family.
Parents & Siblings
His father, UK Nambiar, owns a textile business named Minar International Ltd. His mother’s name is Susheela Nambiar. His brother, Abhishek V Nambiar, is a filmmaker and entrepreneur, who also works at The Fortress (a football stadium in Pune). He has a sister named Bindu Nambiar.
Wife & Children
On 27 June 2007, he got married to the Indian actress Juhi Babbar, whom he dated for a few years.
However, within two years of their marriage, the couple got divorced.
On 27 December 2015, he got married to the Indian model and actress Sheetal Menon in a private wedding ceremony held in Kochi, Kerala, India. They got married in a traditional Hindu Malayali wedding ceremony. Reportedly, they first met each other on the sets of Bejoy’s short film Rahu (2008) and later fell in love with each other during the shooting of Shaitaan (2011).
In 2005, he started his career as a director, producer, and writer with the silent short film ‘Reflections.’
In 2014, he directed another Hindi short film named ‘Soap.’
In 2011, he made his Bollywood debut as a director and writer with the Hindi film ‘Shaitan.’
He has worked in various Hindi films like ‘David’ (2013; director-producer-writer), ‘Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi’ (2014; producer), ‘Wazir’ (2014; director), and ‘Karwaan’ (2018; writer).
In 2017, he made his Tamil film debut as a director, producer, and writer with the Malayalam-Tamil film ‘Solo.’
Bejoy has directed various Hindi web series like ‘Flip’ (2019; Eros Now), ‘Taish’ (2020; ZEE5 as director-producer-writer), ‘The Fame Game’ (2022; Netflix), and ‘Kaala’ (2023; Disney+ Hotstar).
He has also directed a few Tamil web series such as ‘Navarasa’ (2021; Netflix) and ‘Sweet Kaaram Coffee’ (2023; Amazon Prime Video).
He is the director of two private companies named Cannanore County Club And Resorts Private Limited (started on 30 March 2000) and Minar International Ltd (started on 17 January 2006). He then started a film production named Getaway Productions in Sewri, Mumbai. In 2008, he won the Sony Pix’s English TV show ‘Gateway.’
Booked in Frogery Case
In 2011, Bejoy, along with his family members, was booked by CBI in a cheating and forgery case worth Rs 5 crore. Earlier, Bejoy had availed a loan of Rs 4.58 crore from Union Bank of India. He had forged export bills and even siphoned off the money. When his father was questioned by the CBI officials, his father said that Bejoy was a spendthrift. Bejoy had spent so much money on his ex-wife Juhi Babbar that his company went into a financial crisis and to maintain the financial balance in the company, he took a loan. However, a close source of Juhi Babbar denied such claims. Later, Bejoy’s father said that the loan was not for his son Bejoy but for his textile company Minar International Ltd. However, Nambiar had stopped paying the instalments after which the case came to the notice. While addressing the media, the CBI officials said,
We have found incriminating evidence in the form of documents from both these places which corroborate the bank’s allegations. The Nambiars not only forged export bills, but even made fake shipping and landing bills even though no export ever happened. We will now find out who all were the the people who helped them in this fraud.”
- 2012: Screen Award for Most Promising Debut Director for the Hindi film Shaitan
- 2019: Critic Choice Short Series Award
- Film Director: Mani Ratnam
- While he was studying in college, he worked with the theatre group Theatre Club of Bangalore and directed a theatre play named ‘Getaway.’
- While growing up, he used to watch films in different languages and used to listen to various songs. Gradually, he started developing an interest in filmmaking.
- His father wanted him to complete his MBA and join his business. However, after completing his MBA in the UK, he returned to India and started working on a short film.
- He was once asked if he had any interest in acting. He replied that in the name of acting, he once did a role of a dead body.
- He is an avid animal lover and owns a pet cat named Pongal.
- In his leisure time, he loves travelling to different places.