Neerja bhanot Biography, husband, age, family, photos and many more

Last updated on February 18th, 2022 at 08:54 am

Do you know about the Neerja Bhanot? If you don’t know let me tell you about this brave lady of India.

She is the one who sacrifices her life to save the life of others and make a special place in the heart of every India. Read this article “Neerja Bhanot biography” carefully to the end.


Real NameNeerja Bhanot
Nick NameNeerja
ProfessionPursuer, Model
Date Of Birth7 September 1963
Age22 years (in 1986)
Place Of BirthChandigarh, India
Marital StatusMarried
Date of Death5 September 1986
Death PlaceKarachi Pakistan

Her friends and loving ones were called her Laado. It was her nickname. Neerja was an Indian lady and Hindu by religion. She was born on 7 September 1963. “Chandigarh” city of India was her birthplace.

She was born in Chandigarh but her hometown was in Mumbai, Maharashtra India. Now, She is no more. She has died in a terrorist attack on 5 September 1986 in Karachi Pakistan.


Professionally, she was a Purser. A Purser is a person who takes care of passengers in Aircraft or Ships. She was working as a purser in Aircraft. Neerja Bhanot was also interested in modeling.

Neerja Work in TV Ads.

Body Measurement

  • Skin color- Fair
  • Height-  5 feet 7 inches
  • Weight- 60kg

Neerja Bhanot was a slim and stylish lady. She was a beautiful lady and she had also done modeling.

Her height was also good. She was 5 feet 7 inches in height and she was 60 kg in weight.

If we talk about her eyes then it is dark brown in color and she had black color hairs.

Education Qualification


  • Sacred Heart Secondary School
  • Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai


  • St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Neerja Bhanot Family

  • Father-Late Harish Bhanot
  • Mother- Late Rama Bhanot
  • Brother- Akhil Bhanot and Aneesh Bhanot


Actor- Rajesh Khanna

Neerja loved to watch movies of Rajesh Khanna and he was her favorite actor.

Husband- Naresh Mishra

The name of the Neerja Bhanot husband was Naresh Mishra. They married in 1985. But their marriage didn’t last long. They separated after a few months of their marriage.


Neerja Bhanot died at a very early age. Her age was only 23 when she died and she died a few days before her birthday. The date of her death is 5 September 1986.

She never died a natural death. Neerja died in a terrorist attack. She was an air hostess in Pan Am Airways. This airway was hijacked by the terrorist in 1986 when it was traveling from India to New York.

But it was hijacked at the international airport of Karachi Pakistan. After 17 hours of the hijack, terrorists started open firing on passengers. She tried to save the passengers. But while saving the three children, she was got fired by the terrorist.

She was taken to a local hospital where the doctors declared her died. In this incident, there were more than 20 peoples died and 120 people were injured.

Awards of bravery

Neerja Bhanot was honored with the Ashok Chakra Award for her bravery by the Indian government. She is not only awarded by the Indian government.

The government of Us also tribute this lady from the award of “United States Special Courage Award and the government of Pakistan also honored this lady from the award of “Tamgha-e-Insaaniyat”.

A movie was also released in 2016 on her and the name of that was the same as her name “Neerja“.

In 2016, A book named “The Neerja I knew” was published by her brother Aneesh Bhanot as a tribute to her. This book has 11 chapters and these chapters were written by those people who knew and shared their life with Neerja.

This is all you read about the Brave Girl of India Neerja Bhanot.

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