Anant Tyagi is an Indian anchor, commentator, and emcee at Star Sports. He has worked as a lead anchor for Indian Football, Indian Super League, IPL, ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and Rio Olympics.
Anant Tyagi was born on Sunday, 23 November 1986 (age 34 years; as of 2020) in New Delhi. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. His hometown is Mumbai. He did his initial schooling from Delhi. When Anant was 11 years old, his parents enrolled him in Dehradun’s The Doon School (Boarding School) as they wanted him to balance both academics and sports. While in school, he got involved in sports like Field Hockey, Tennis, and Athletics and desired to become a Tennis player. After completing his schooling, Anant went to Hindu College, Delhi University, to pursue Bachelor of Arts and Economics Honours. He then went to New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia to pursue Masters in Mass Communication. Later, he attended The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London to pursue a course in sports journalism. LinkedIn Thereafter, he did a corporate job in London for around two years. Once, while Anant was having lunch with one of his friends, his friend suggested him to audition for a Hindi commentator at ESPN-Star. He went for the audition and bagged a commentary stint for the English Premier League.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Family & Caste
He was born in a middle-class family from Bhopal. Sportskeeda
Parents & Siblings
His father is a former banker. Not much is known about his mother. He has a younger sister, Manjula Tyagi.
Relationships & Wife
Anant tied the knot with his girlfriend, Sagarika Chettri (sports anchor), on Sunday, 20 December 2015.
Anant started his career as a Hindi sports commentator with ESPN Star Sports in 2013. He has hosted sports events like the Barclays Premier League. In 2014, he joined Star Sports and hosted the Indian Super League in Hindi. Following that, he did many non-live English sports shows. Subsequently, he started presenting the live feed in English.
In 2017, Anant presented the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Hotstar. As a sports anchor, he has hosted many sports events like Indian Super League, IPL, ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and Rio Olympics.
He has interviewed many well-known sports personalities like Nadia Comaneci and Vishwanathan Anand.
- Travel Destination: Austria
- Sporting Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Football Arena
- Co-Host: Sagarika Chettri
- Football Club: Chelsea
- Sports Personality: Roger Federer
- Anant Tyagi likes to travel and watch movies in his leisure time.
- He is an avid animal lover and has two pet cats.
- Anant has presented Indian Super League for five seasons and has hosted around 300 matches as of 2019.
- Anant was a Junior Head Boy in his school in Delhi. He also remained the Head Boy at The Doon School, Dehradoon.
- Anant was one of the two boys in the seventy-five years history of The Doon School to get all the 3 blazers, the ‘Scholar’s Blazer’ for being good in academics and extracurricular activities, the ‘Games Blazer’ for being good in sports, and the ‘Dukes Blazer,’ the International award for young people (As of 2003). LinkedIn
- Anant’s paternal grandfather, Dushyant Kumar, was a famous poet, and his maternal grandfather, Kamleshwar, was an author who wrote films like Aandhi (1975). His maternal grandfather was a Padma Bhushan awardee.