Born on 12 June 1979, in Mumbai, India,  Ritesh Batra is an Indian Movie maker, widely known for his debut feature movie “The Lunchbox” casting Irfan Khan, Nawawazuddin Siddiqui, and Nimrat Kaur. This movie is highest grossing foreigner movie in America, Europe, and Australia for the year of 2014 grossing over $25 million (180 INR).

He is also a screenwriter, producer, actor and director who is famous for his work nationally and internationally.

Ritesh Batra’s Early Life

Ritesh was born in a middle-class family from Joginder Batra (father) and Manju KapoorBatra (mother) and has elder sister Radhika Batra Shah growing up. He completed his school education from AVM High School in Mumbai and went to the United State of America to complete his higher education. After graduating from Drake University in Economic, he worked as a consultant at Deloitte.

After graduating from Drake University in Economic, he worked as a consultant at Deloitte. But his interest was in Movie making. So he attended New York University but dropped out of the film school in a year and a half. Then he started making his own short movie and writing.

Ritesh is married to Claudia Munoz in 2009. They both first met in a bar when he was in college in the Us. They have a beautiful daughter Aisha.

Ritesh Batra

Caption: Ritesh Batra with Irfan Khan


Ritesh Batra’s Career and Awards

Standing 5’9″, Ritesh began his career by writing and directing different short movies. His Arab language short “Cafe Regular, Cario” was shown in many international film festival which earns him many International Film Critics Association Award and received special mention from the jury at the Chicago and Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2009, Barta was part of the Sundance lab with the project “Story of Ram” where he won Time Warner Storytelling Fellow at Sundance Film Festival and Annenberg fellow at Sundance Film Academy.

His short movies include “The Morning ritual”, “Gareeb Nawaz’s Taxi”, “Masterchef” and feature movies include “The Lunchbox”, “The Sense of an Ending” and “Our Souls at Night” which collect positive response from the viewers and the critics.

Till now he has won 22 awards and 20 nominations which include “Asian Pacific Screen Awards”, “Jury Grand Prize”, “Asian Film Awards”, “International Jury Awards”, “Rail d’Or (Grand Golden Rail)”,  “Zee Cine Awards” and much more including both national and international awards.

Ritesh Batra’s Net Worths

Though there is no exact figure to explain Ritesh net worth; we can easily guess that he is living a decent and luxurious lifestyle from his movies and directing. He also won many properties and assets in India and The USA along with his wife.