Monisha Patil Biography: Early Life, Background, Education, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth, Age

Monisha Patil, born in the late 1960s, is an Indian chef and author who is popularly known for her books which center on the Indian cuisine and culture

Monisha Patil, born in the late 1960s, is an Indian chef and author who is popularly known for her books which center on the Indian cuisine and culture. She is also popularly known for being the previous wife of Nitish Bharadwaj, an actor and politician. Check out this article for Monisha Patil's biography, from her early life to her background, education, career, personal life, and net worth.

Monisha Patil Early Life, Background and Education

Monisha Patil was born in the late 1960s in Mumbai, India. Her mother, Vimla Patil, worked as a journalist in the media industry and as an editor for an Indian women's magazine named Femina. She is also known to have a brother who is a lawyer. 

Monisha Patil acquired basic education at Bombay International School and later at St Columba School in Mumbai. She then went on to attend HR College of Commerce where she obtained a degree in Commerce and the London School of Journalism where she obtained a diploma in Journalism. She also attended the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, where she acquired a diploma in Hotel Management. 

Monisha Patil Career

Monisha Patil started her career as a journalist, reporting on issues related to lifestyle, business, politics, and entertainment for a variety of newspapers and magazines. 

As a result of her love for cooking, Monisha decided to venture into the culinary world, researching and sampling various ingredients as well as dishes. In 2012, she worked at The Bristol School of Food and Wine in the United Kingdom as a chef. She also tutored as a chef at Bertinet Kitchen, Seasoned Cookery School, and Ashburton Cookery School.

Other than being a journalist and a chef, Monisha Patil is also an author. She has written books on cooking as well as the Indian culture and history. Some of her popular books include “India: Q Journey Through Time,” “India: A Celebration of Life,” “India: A Cultural Odyssey,” “The Indian Kitchen,” “Indian Vegetarian Cooking,” and “The Indian Spice Kitchen.”

Monisha Patil Personal Life

Monisha Patil was previously married to Nitish Bharadwaj, an actor and politician with whom she had two children together named Arrush and India. The couple filed for divorce in 1988 and went their separate ways. 

Monisha Patil Awards and Recognitions

In 2003, Monisha Patil was awarded the “Cookery Writer of the Year” by the Guild of Food Writers. 

Monisha is also well recognized for her experience and contribution to the culinary world. She was made a judge of the Guild of Fine Food’s ‘Great Taste Awards’ for multiple seasons. 

Monisha Patil Net Worth

As of 2024, Monisha Patil has an estimated net worth of $1 million, with majority of her earnings coming from radio and TV appearances, book sales and her cooking school. 

Monisha Patil Age

Monisha Patil is currently in her mid 50s. She was born in the late 1960s.