Piyush Mishra is an Indian actor, singer, lyricist, playwright, musician and screenwriter. Thereafter, he started his career in Hindi theatre in Delhi. Over the next decade, he established himself as a theatre director, actor, lyricist and singer. In 2002, he moved to Mumbai receiving acclaim for his acting in Maqbool and Gangs of Wasseypur. As a film lyricist and singer, he is noted for his songs Arre Ruk Ja Re Bandeh in Black Friday, Aarambh Hai Prachand in Gulaal, Ik Bagal in Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1, and Husna in MTV Coke Studio. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards for his performance in Gangs of Wasseypur. Piyush shares video clips of his live musical performances on his officialpiyushmishra Instagram account, where he has amassed over 1.3 million followers.

Birth Name

Priyakant Sharma


Piyush Mishra


Actor, Singer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Music Director




Vocals, Harmonium



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Piyush Mishra was born on the 13th of January 1962, in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.


He’s currently 62 years old.

Sun Sign




He has Indian ancestry.





Piyush attend to Carmel Convent School, Gwalior thinking that his education in a convent will help him excel in academics but it was activities like singing, painting and acting which appealed to him. Piyush later moved to Gwalior’s JC Mills Higher Secondary School. In 1986, He graduated from the National School of Drama.

Family Details

  • Father – Kumar Sharma
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Piyush Mishra has dated –

  • Priya Narayanan (1995-Present) – In 1992, Piyush fell in love with Priya Narayanan after meeting her and in 1995, the two exchanged wedding vows. Priya, an architect by profession, welcomed sons Josh Mishra and Jai Mishra with Piyush.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 4¼ inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m


  • In Kilograms – 67 kg
  • In Pounds – 148 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ due to his advancing age.

Shoe Size

He wears a size 7 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Piyush became known as an Indian actor, singer, and musician in the 1998, who made his film debut romantic thriller Dil Se. He earned widespread acclaim for his role in 2012’s Gangs of Wasseypur. As a musician and songwriter, he has contributed music to films such as Black Friday and Gulaal.

Film Debut

In 1993, Mishra had his first film onscreen role in the movie, Sardar as Cameo and he made his theatrical film debut as CBI investigator in the thriller movie Dil Se.. (1998).

Television Debut

In 1998, Piyush landed his first role in television by appearing as British Indian Sepoy in the series, Bharat Ek Khoj.

Piyush Mishra Net worth

Piyush Mishra has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Piyush Mishra

  • Piyush grew up as Priyakant Sharma and was adopted by his father’s eldest sister Taradevi Mishra, who had no children. Later, his family moved into his aunt’s house to ease financial burden.
  • However, living in the authoritative household of his aunt, developed a rebellious streak in him, which showed up in his first poem, Zinda ho haan tum koi shak nahin (Yes you are alive; of this there is no doubt), he wrote in class 8th.
  • During his time in the NSD, he composed his first music sheet for Mashreeki Hoor, a Parsi play. In 1986, he began working as a theatre director after graduating.
  • In 1990, Piyush then helped director N.K. Sharma in starting the theatre group ‘Act One’ . Piyush began displaying himself as an atheist like his friend Sharma was, while in reality, he believed in God.
  • Mani Ratnam gave him the role in the film, Dil Se upon the recommendation of casting director Tigmanshu Dhulia.
  • He was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards for his performance in Gangs of Wasseypur.
  • Piyush has penned the lyrics of fan-favorite songs like Aarambh Hai Prachand from Gulaal (2009), Dil Haara from Tashan (2008), Arre Ruk Ja Re Bandeh from Black Friday (2004), and Ik Bagal from Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 (2012), etc.
  • On 14 February 2023, Mishra launched his autobiography titled Tumhari Aukat Kya Hai at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh.


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