Taniya Nayak Profile
Taniya Nayak is an Indian-American interior designer, host, as well as a TV personality who is well-known for being a design expert and host of several shows on Food Network and HGTV. Moreover, she is also the host of her own podcast called “The Break with Taniya Nayak.”
Taniya Nayak Education
Nayak went to Weymouth High School where she attained her high school diploma in 1991. She, later on, joined The University of Massachusetts Lowell where she attained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. After her term at The University of Massachusetts Lowell, she joined The Boston Architectural College where she attained her Master of Arts degree in Interior Design.
Taniya Nayak Career|HGTV
Nayak is an interior designer and TV host at HGTV. She is also the owner and founder of Taniya Nayak Design LLC based in Milton, MA since 2005. Nayak is also working at ABC where she serves as the co-host of The Great Christmas Light Fight series. Nayak has been working at HGTV for decades and has worked in several series including House Hunters on vacation, Designed to Sell, Urban Oasis in Boston, and so many more. In addition to that, she was also featured on Restaurant Impossible alongside Chef and Designer, Robert Irvine. In 2015, Ellen Degeneres selected Nayak personally for her home product called ED On Air which was also featured on QVC.
Furthermore, much of Nayak’s design work and design has been seen in several restaurants, and new construction development Treadmark Condominiums including The Poynt, Bostonia Public House, as well as Tavern & Table.
After she graduated from college, she started working at ABC Family Knock First due to her unquestionable skills in design. During her tenure at ABC, she also served as one of the co-hosts and designers at the station prior to moving to HGTV.
Nayak also offered to decorate designs and tips which were featured in several shows and buildings including Design New England, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, HGTV Magazine, PEOPLE, Ladies Home Journal, The Boston Blog, and so many more. In 2004, Nayak was tagged among the top 10 of India New England’s Business Women of the year. Later in 2017, she was nominated in the run again. She was also appreciated by The ASID New England’s Excellence in Design award in April 2011.
Quick Facts About Nayak
|Age||49 years old as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Taniya Nayak Age
Nayak was born on February 22, 1973, in Nagpur, India. She is therefore 49 years old as of 2022.
Taniya Nayak Height
Nayak stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Taniya Nayak Family
Nayak was born and raised by her father called B.D. Nayak and mother, Leela Nayak. Her father is a well-known architect who attained his Fellowship from AIA in 2017. Her parents have been married since 1966 and are still together.
Taniya Nayak Husband
Nayak is happily married to Brian O’Donnell who is a successful restaurant owner. The two met for the first time in Boston and got married in 2007. Brian owns a couple of restaurants including The Bostonia Public House, Yellow Door Taqueria, and The Lower Mills Tavern just to mention a few. Whenever Nayak and Brian are not working, the two love spending their free time together. It is also not known if she has any children.
Taniya Nayak Net Worth
Nayak has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an interior designer, host, as well as a TV personality.
Taniya Nayak: Battle On The Beach HGTV
Nayak is also among the designers on the HGTV renovation series called Battle On The Beach. Battle On The Beach premiered on Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV. The series is about three skilled teams of up-and-coming designers and renovators who will be assisted by design experts Ty Pennington (Rock the Block), Taniya Nayak (Build it Forward), and Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab). The show was ranked top 5 cable premieres with upscale P25-54 and was also top 3 cable premieres with P25-54 and W25-54.
Taniya Nayak: Restaurant Impossible
Nayak was one of the interior designers in the American reality TV series which featured chef Robert Irvine alongside other interior designers. On the series, Nayak worked alongside other interior designers on the show including Cheryl Torrenueva, Vanessa DeLeon, Lynn Kegan, Yvette Irene, Krista Watterworth, and Nicole Faccuito. The series premiered for the first time in 2011 on Food Network till 2016. The show was on hold for three years and returned on April 20, 2019, with an episode running for 42 minutes.
The series was mainly about renovating and saving dying restaurants. After evaluating the drawbacks of a specific restaurant, Robert, Nayak, and the team would create a plan for the new decor, develops a promotional activity, trains the staff, reduces the number of items on the menu, resolves conflicts for the restaurant’s owners, and improves the quality of the restaurant’s recipes. The show moved to Discovery+ on January 4, 2021, with new episodes every Thursday.
Taniya Nayak Nationality|Race|Ethnicity
Nayak was born in Nagpur, India but later on relocated to the USA. She was born and raised by her Indian parents in the USA and hence holds American citizenship and is Indian by ethnicity and brown by race.
Taniya Nayak TV Shows and Series
Nayak has been in several shows and series not just on HGTV. Some of them include
- Battle on the Beach
- Build Forward
- House Hunters on Vacation
- The Great Christmas Light Fight
- Restaurant: Impossible
- Knock First
- Billion Dollar Block
- Destination Design
- HGTV Showdown