M. Night Shyamalan net worth and salary: M. Night Shyamalan is an Indian-American director, screenwriter, producer, and filmmaker who has a net worth of $50 million. M. Night Shyamalan was born in 1970 as Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan in a Hindu household in Puducherry, India. Both of his parents are physicians and at six months old moved the family to Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. M. Night Shyamalan attended a Roman Catholic grammar school and Episcopal high school. M. Night Shyamalan wanted to make movies from a young age and by the time he was 17 had made 45 films with hi Super 8 camera. He studied film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. M. Night Shyamalan is best known for the super-natural plots and the twists at the end of his films such as "The Sixth Sense", "Signs", "Unbreakable", "The Village", and "The Happening." M. Night Shyamalan is also known for setting his films near where he grew up in Pennsylvania. M. Night Shyamalan was nominated for six Academy Awards for "The Sixth Sense" including Best, Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. M. Night Shyamalan has been married to psychologist Bhavna Vaswani, whom he met while a student at NYU, since 1993. The couple has three daughters and lives in Willistown, Pennsylvania.