|Profession(s)||TV Journalist, Anchor, and Blogger|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• 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)
|Date of Birth||23 September|
|Age||She is in her late 30s.|
|College/University||• Delhi University
• Cardiff University/Prifysgol Caerdydd, Wales, UK
|Educational Qualification(s)||• BA Hons in Journalism (1996-1999)
• Course in Broadcast Journalism (2006) LinkedIn
|Food Habit||Non-Vegetarian Tura Turi|
|Relationships & More|
|Husband/Spouse||Danish Aziz (director at DKZ associates)
|Parents||Father- Name Not Known (works at Avery India Ltd)
Mother- Name Not Known
|Children||Son- Zizou (image in husband's section)|
|Siblings||She has two elder brothers. One works as a scientist at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, and the other is a businessman.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Afshan Anjum
- Afshan Anjum is an Indian TV journalist, anchor, and blog writer.
- She started her career as a sports correspondent with Aaj Tak in January 1999 in New Delhi.
- She then joined NDTV in January 2003 as a news editor (sports). She used to host ‘Khel India/Googly’ a daily sports round-up show.
- She received a Chevening Scholarship during the program while pursuing a course in Broadcast Journalism in 2006.
- In 2008, she hosted a sports news show ‘Kissa Cricket Ka’ along with the former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu and gained immense popularity with it.
- Afshan has hosted a few popular cricket events like India’s Tour of Pakistan in 2004, ICC World Cup Cricket tournaments in 2007, 2011, and 2015.
- In 2019, she started working as a columnist, writer, and blogger at The Kashmir Monitor a newspaper in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
- She was appointed as a C4D consultant for UNICEF India in September 2020.
- She shifted to Jammu & Kashmir after her marriage.
- In one of the blogs on a website, 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 loves animals and often posts pictures of them on her Instagram account.
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