Bhavna Vaswani Biography
(Psychologist, M. Night Shyamalan's wife)
Bhavna Vaswani Shyamalan is an Indian-American psychologist and social worker. She is the wife of filmmaker Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan. Born in India, Bhavna spent the first year of her life in Uganda before her family, along with other Asians, was expelled from the country during the regime of Idi Amin. The family first moved to Hong Kong and then in 1986, to the United States of America. Since she was a teenager, she knew that she wanted to be a therapist. She attended New York University where she met Shyamalan and subsequently married him in 1993. Bhavna did her PhD in clinical developmental psychology and began working as a therapist. However, she soon found herself restless. Having grown up in a very religious family, she has been deeply imbued with altruistic values. In 2001, she and Shyamalan founded M. Night Shyamalan Foundation, which helps the emerging leaders from across the world in their efforts to eliminate barriers created by poverty and social injustice in their respective communities.