The title compound, C(20)H(18)N(2)O, which crystallizes with two independent mol-ecules (A and B) in the asymmetric unit, is composed of three aromatic rings (I, II and III). The conformation of the two independent mol-ecules is slightly different. The dihedral angles between the central aromatic ring II and rings I and III are 47.13 (9) and 89.36 (9)°, respectively, for mol-ecule A, and 29.60 (9) and 70.72 (9)°, respectively, for mol-ecule B. Rings I and III are inclined to one another by 86.57 (9)° in mol-ecule A, and 64.59 (10)° in mol-ecule B. The mol-ecular structures are stabilized by intra-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. In the crystal structure, mol-ecules are linked through inter-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains propagating in the  direction. In addition, a number of C-H⋯π inter-actions are observed.