Afshan Anjum is a popular Indian TV journalist, anchor, and blogger. She is famous for hosting the TV news show ‘Kissa Cricket Ka’ (2008) telecasted on the Indian TV news channel NDTV.
Afshan Anjum was born on Saturday, 23 September in New Delhi. She is in her late 30s. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She did BA Hons in Journalism from Delhi University, from 1996 to 1999. She did a course in Chevening Scholar in Broadcast Journalism from Cardiff University/Prifysgol Caerdydd, Wales, the UK in 2006. LinkedIn After her marriage, she shifted to Jammu & Kashmir with her husband.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father works at Avery India Ltd. She has two elder brothers, one of her brothers’ works as a scientist at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, and her other brother is a businessman.
Husband & Children
Her husband, Danish Aziz, is the director at DKZ associates which works for UNICEF in development programs.
The couple is blessed with a son, Zizou.
In January 1999, she joined Aaj Tak as a sports correspondent in New Delhi and worked there for almost four years. In January 2003, she started working as a news editor (sports) at NDTV and hosted a daily sports round-up show ‘Khel India/Googly’ during this period. Afshan gained immense popularity with her sports news show ‘Kissa Cricket Ka’ (2008) which she hosted with the former Indian Cricketer Navjot Singh Siddhu. Some of the popular events she has hosted include India’s Tour of Pakistan in 2004, ICC World Cup Cricket tournaments in 2007, 2011, and 2015. Since 2019, she has been working as a columnist, writer, and blogger at the Kashmir Monitor in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. In September 2020, she was appointed as a C4D consultant for UNICEF India.
Awards & Honours
- Best Television Event (2007) by ITA
- Madhav Jyoti Alankar Award (2009)
- NT Award for ‘Best Sports Presenter in Hindi’ (five times i.e. in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014)
- Humanity Foundation & Aditya Birla group award (2018)
- International Women Achievers Award (2018)
- In an interview, she talked about becoming a mother in her late 30s. She said,
I had my child in my late thirties, at an age I believed I had already lived more than half my life. By then, everyone including my mother, neighbourhood aunties, gynaecologists and even my maids had reminded me that it was high time I had a baby. I wasn’t just constantly reminded of the biological clock but also given hints of how it may just never happen. I did truly want it too, from the bottom of my heart. But how could I have a child before 35 when I only got married at 35? I wonder how many societies around the world advise having a child post 35 years of age. This number seems to have become an unofficial cut-off age for being a mother.
- She is an avid animal lover and has posted various pictures of cats on her Instagram account.
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