Ramita Navai Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Father: Kourosh Navai
Profession: Journalist
Age: 49 Years

Ramita Navai

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourMedium Brown
SpecificationDocumentary Making
Associated with [1]Ramita Navai - LinkedIn• Channel 4 (reporter)
• PBS Frontline (reporter)
• ITV Exposure (reporter)
• Aurra Studios (creator and host)
Awards2012: 33rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards under the category of Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine [2]Quicksilver Media for the documentary "Syria Undercover" [3]Ramita Navai

2015: 'Foreign Press Association Award – TV News Story of the Year' and 'Royal Television Society Award (The Independent Award)' for her documentary titled "Migrant Crises: Tracking Down the Refugee Kidnap Gangs" [4]Ramita Navai - LinkedIn

2017: 'Robert F. Kennedy Award' for Television Journalism for the documentary "Iraq Uncovered" [5]Ramita Navai - LinkedIn
Ramita Navai, along with Patrick Wells, posing with the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for 'Iraq Uncovered'
2018: The 'British Journalism Awards: Foreign Affairs Journalism' and 'The Frontline Club: Broadcast Journalism Award' for "ISIS and the Battle for Iraq Dispatches"
Ramita Navai (left), Mais Al-Bayaa (centre), and Patrick Wells holding 'The Frontline Club Broadcast Journalism Award' for 'ISIS and the Battle for Iraq Dispatches'
2019: 'Robert F. Kennedy Award for Television Journalism' for the documentary on "UN Sex Abuse Scandal" [6]Ramita Navai - LinkedIn

Note: Ramita Navai has many more awards and accolades to her name.
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 July 1973 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2022) 49 Years
BirthplaceTehran, Iran
Zodiac signCancer
College/UniversityCity, University of London [7]Ramita Navai
Educational QualificationPursued a master’s degree in journalism [8]Ramita Navai
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [9]Ramita Navai - Instagram
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Kourosh Navai (deceased)
Ramita's father - Kourosh Navai
Mother- Laya Navai
Ramita Navai's parents - Kourosh Navai and Laya Navai
SiblingsBrother- Ramin Navai (British Ambassador to Paraguay) [10]Ramin Navai - Twitter
Ramita Navai with her brother, Ramin Navai
Sister- None

Ramita Navai

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ramita Navai

  • Ramita Navai is a British-Iranian investigative journalist, documentary maker, and author who is known for her reporting from hostile environments in many countries around the world.
  • Born in Tehran, Iran, Ramita Navai moved to London after the Iranian Revolution. Reportedly, she grew up in London. [11]World Affairs – YouTube
  • Ramita Navai once shared a photo on social media in which she posed as ‘Frida Kahlo,’ a Mexican painter, for a photographer named Lesley Howling.

    Ramita Navai, 19, posing as Frida Kahlo

    Ramita Navai, 19, posing as Frida Kahlo

  • According to Ramita, she wanted to become a foreign correspondent and start her career in journalism in Iran. [12]World Affairs – YouTube
  • In an interview, Ramita shared that her reason for opting for journalism as a career was the exhilarating feeling of exposing criminals. [13]Aurra Studios – YouTube While talking about it in the interview, Ramita said,

    My motivations were mainly exposing the baddies and they are still there today so exposing corruption and abuse at any level, particularly at a high level, that gives me a kick.” [14]Aurra Studios – YouTube

  • According to Ramita, she volunteered as a teacher in a foundation school in south Tehran as the Iranian government put sanctions on her for performing any kind of journalism activities after learning about two of her articles. [15]Jaipur Literature Festival – YouTube The foundation school at which Ramita volunteered was especially for those children who were not allowed to receive formal education; these children belonged to the family of migrants, gipsies, and prostitutes. [16]Jaipur Literature Festival – YouTube
  • Reportedly, Ramita and her team were targeted many times by the gangsters while they went undercover to report a story in different parts of the world.
  • According to sources, following Ramita’s undercover reporting in Iraq, her parents showed their concern about her safety. According to Ramita, her mother wanted her to get a desk-based job. [17]Evening Standard In an interview, Ramita talked about it and said,

    My mum is just dying for me to get an office job in East Sheen. My dad is now just resigned to the fact this is what I do. They worry a lot.” [18]Evening Standard

  • In an interview, Ramita brought up her reporting of the massive earthquake in Iran as one of the most chilling experiences of her career and claimed that it would stay with her for a lifetime. [19]Aurra Studios – YouTube While getting into the details of the report, Ramita added,

    The moment that changed my career and changed the course of my life was the first big story I ever did and it was a massive earthquake in Iran, in the south of Iran called Bam. I was one of the first western journalists along with two friends to get there and we were totally unprepared for what we saw which was tens of thousands of dead bodies. People have lined up their dead in the street and when we got to Bam there were no rescue services there. The scene was post-apocalyptic and people were in shock and there was an eerie deadly silence as we drove into this desert town that had been absolutely ruined and all around us we could see was people quietly scrabbling in the ruins of their homes to try and dig out loved ones who are still under the rubble. It was the first time I was writing for a newspaper and it was the first time that I was dealing with just a horrific event unfolding in front of my eyes and that will stay with me forever.” [20]Aurra Studios – YouTube

  • Apart from being a journalist, Ramita has written many books including ‘City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran,’ which has won many awards.
    Ramita’s award-winning book ‘City of Lies Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran'

    Ramita’s award-winning book ‘City of Lies Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran’

    The book won the “Debut Political Book of the Year Award” and the “Royal Society of Literature’s Jerwood Prize for non-fiction.” [21]Ramita Navai – LinkedIn

    Ramita Navai holding the 'Debut Political Book of the Year Award' at The Political Book Awards

    Ramita Navai holding the ‘Debut Political Book of the Year Award’ at The Political Book Awards

  • Ramita, along with fifteen other contributing authors, has co-authored the book titled ‘Shifting Sands: The Unravelling of the Old Order in the Middle East,’ stating the aftermath of World War-I concerning Egypt, Iran, and Syria.

    Penny Johnson and Raja Shehadeh's 'Shifting Sands The Unravelling of the Old Order in the Middle East' - co-authored by Ramita Navai and others

    Penny Johnson and Raja Shehadeh’s ‘Shifting Sands The Unravelling of the Old Order in the Middle East’ – co-authored by Ramita Navai and others

  • On January 2022, Ramita Navai associated with Aurra Studios in London. Aurra Studios is a platform which provides scripted and non-scripted podcasts. Ramita also hosted a podcast titled “The Line of Fire,” which unfolded the life and death experiences of Ramita’s colleagues. [22]Aurra  Studios – YouTube

    'The Line of Fire' Ramita Navai

    ‘The Line of Fire’ – Ramita Navai