Nihar Pandya (born on 28th March 1982) is an Indian model and actor. He started his career with Salman Khan in the movie Marigold. He is most popular because of his high profile linkups with famous actresses like Deepika Padukone, Gauhar Khan, etc. But the actor was full of praises after he met his soulmate, Neeti Mohan. The feeling was mutual. They both decided to get married soon after they met. They both tied the knot on February 15th, 2019 in Hyderabad.
Reportedly, Nihar also dated Gauahar Khan post his break-up with Deepika. Talking about his relationships, he was quoted as saying, “As you know I’ve been in some aborted relationships. In fact, it had come to a point where I wouldn’t share my relationship status with my family because I was scared it wouldn’t work out. Every time my mother would run to the temple with a pooja ki thali to ring the auspicious bells for her son’s wedding. Then nothing happened.”
(As in 2022) 40 years
Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign
Date of Birth
28th March, 1982
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Traveling, Cricket, Swimming
Name Not Known
Deepika Padukone, Gauhar Khan and Neeti Mohan
Marital Status, Wife and Children
15th February 2019
Private school, Mumbain
Narsee Monjee college of Commerce and Economics
Model and Actor
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
5’9″ or 1.76 m or 176 cm
75 kg or 165 lbs
Extra Ordinary Features
Race / Ethnicity
‘Manikarnika’ actor Nihar Pandya has no issues with being referred as Deepika Padukone’s ex-boyfriend
In 2003, Nihar Pandya started his modeling career. He was a model for various productions. Later, he aspired to become a film actor so he worked hard and followed that path. He appeared in a number of Himesh Reshammiya’s album songs.
He marked his debut by doing the film, ‘Marigold’ alongside Salman Khan in 2007. After quite some time, he received an offer by Zee Studio. He acted in the film, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi alongside Kangana Ranaut and Ankita Lokhande. The film was a huge success. Nihar played the role of a military commander called Baji Rao 2.
Nihar Pandya is an Indian actor, he started his career with Salman Khan in the movie Meri Gold. He is popular because of his high profile linkups and relationships with actresses like Deepika Padukone.
Nihar Pandya was born and brought up in the city of dreams, Mumbai. He belongs to a Gujrati native family who lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He has five members in his family including his elder sister and brother. He is very close to his mother Dipti Pandya and Brother Parth Pandya.
He did his schooling from a private school in Mumbai. Later, he got his bachelor’s degree in B.Com in Economics from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics. He was very passionate about Cricket. In fact, he wanted to be a cricketer. He represented his school in Cricket tournaments. He even represented Mumbai in U16 and U19. He is friends with Shoeb Malik, Yuvraj Singh, and Zaheer Khan. However, as he grew up he got more inclined towards acting and decided to focus only on the industry.
Nihar Pandya Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)
$2 million (approx.)
Previous Year’s Net Worth (2021)
Rs. 12 Crore Indian Rupees (As of 2019).
Model and Actor
Nihar Pandya was in a relationship with Deepika Padukone. They both worked as models for the same production. Later, they broke up. Then he came into limelight when he started dating the popular TV actress, Gauhar Khan. The couple was in a relationship for a long time, but they broke up in 2013 eventually.
`The reason remains unknown. Nihar appeared in the television show, Comedy nights with Kapil where he proposed the popular singer, Neeti Mohan. The couple revealed their wedding date on the show. Nihar and Neeti tied the knot on 15th February 2019.
Nihar Pandya Movies list
Manikarnika in as Baji Rao 2
Lesser Known Facts
Nihar wanted to become a Cricketer since childhood.
The active sportsman used to bunk his classes in college to go play cricket.
He was in a live-in relationship with Deepika Padukone during her initial modeling career.
Nihar enrolled himself in Anupam Kher’s institute ‘Actor Prepares’ to improve his acting skills.
He is a good friend of Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza.
Nihar accidentally hurt the actress, Kangana Ranaut during an action sequence of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi from where she got 15 stitches on her forehead.
Along with being an actor he is also a philanthropist and loves dogs. He works for the welfare of the street dogs and donates some part of his earnings to an NGO.