|Residence Mumbai, India|
Name Neelesh Misra
|Children Vaidehi Misra|
Spouse Yamini Misra
|Born 5 May 1973 (age 42) (1973-05-05) Nainital, India|
Occupation Writer, lyricist (Bollywood), Script-writer (Bollywood), Storyteller, photographer, journalist, entrepreneur
Known for Yaadon Ka IdiotBox, Gaon Connection
Awards Ram Nath Goenka Award, K. C. Kulish Memorial Award
Alma mater Indian Institute of Mass Communication
Movies and TV shows Ek Tha Tiger, Baawre, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, Tera Kya Hoga Johnny, Alibaug
Books The Absent State, Once Upon a Timezone‑‑, End of the line, 173 Hours in Captivity
Similar People Nidhi Razdan, Pritam Chakraborty, Sayeed Quadri, Sohail Sen, Kabir Khan
'Pakka Dost' II FULL STORY II Yaadon Ka Idiot Box Season 5 || Neelesh Misra
Neelesh Misra (Hindi: नीलेश मिश्रा) (born 5 May 1973) is an Indian journalist, author, radio storyteller, scriptwriter and lyricist. He is most known for his radio show, Yaadon Ka IdiotBox with Neelesh Misra on BIG FM 92.7. He is co-founder-editor of Gaon Connection, India's rural newspaper. He has also founded a content creation company called Content Project Pvt. Ltd.He is currently working on "The Neelesh Misra Show" on Red FM 93.5 and "Kahaani Express" on Saavn.
- 'Pakka Dost' II FULL STORY II Yaadon Ka Idiot Box Season 5 || Neelesh Misra
- Early life and education
- Non fiction
- As Editor
- Personal life
Early life and education
Born in Lucknow and brought up in Nainital, His father belonged to a village, Kunaura 42 km from Lucknow.
Neelesh Misra did his schooling from boarding school, St. Joseph's College, Nainital (1988) and Mahanagar Boys' Inter College, Lucknow (1990). He did his graduation from DSB Government Degree College, Nainital (1993), and later studied at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi.
As a journalist, he has covered conflict and insurgency over the past two decades in South Asia, travelling deep into the hinterland. His travels have taken him from the rebel heartlands of Kashmir to Naxalite-dominated areas of central and eastern India, to the faraway north-east which is home to some of the world's longest running insurgencies. He has closely studied the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. For his reportage from India's insurgency lands, he received the Ramnath Goenka Award For Excellence in Journalism and the K.C. Kulish Memorial Award in the year 2009. Presently he is the Editorial Director of his rural newspaper Gaon Connection.
He has written five books, including the well received The Absent State (2010), which he co-wrote with Rahul Pandita
Neelesh started his career as a Bollywood lyricist, when while researching for a book in Mumbai, he met director Mahesh Bhatt, which led to his debut song Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai for Jism (2003), this was followed by hit songs like Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai for Woh Lamhe (2006), and went on write over 20 songs in over 15 films. In 2012, he co-wrote the screenplay for Salman Khan starrer, Ek Tha Tiger, along with film's director Kabir Khan.
He was the creative director, singer and songwriter in the India's first writer-led band, Band Called Nine, with singer Shilpa Rao and composer Amartya Rahut, working with traditional Indian craft of Qissa Goi (storytelling). The band was launched in 2010, at the launched at the annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai. In 2011, the band released its debut album, Rewind, consisting of songs and storytelling, put together with narrative recited by Misra.
He is also a blogger.,. His blog contains his experiences during his days as senior roving editor, his thoughts on various issues, and the poems he has written. He hosts a radio show, Yadoon Ka Idiotbox on BIG FM 92.7, set in fictitious small town, Yaad Sheher, and which started its second season in 2012. He also hosts " The Neelash Mishra" show on 93.5 RED FM. In late 2012, he along with Karan Dalal, started a rural newspaper, Goan Connection, based in Kunaura, a village near Lucknow.
Misra married Nidhi Razdan, a news anchor and editor, in 2005. The couple divorced in 2007. Misra is currently married to Yamini Misra.