Wife: Savitri Balooni
Hometown: New Delhi
|Profession(s)||Journalist and News Reporter|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
|Date of Birth||2 January|
|School||Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School, Delhi|
|Educational Qualification||Graduation in Political Science Facebook|
|Relationships & More|
|Wife/Spouse||Savitri Balooni (Journalism Teacher)
|Children||Daughter- Shamsvi Balooni Khan
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shams Tahir Khan
- Shams Tahir Khan is a popular Indian journalist.
- He was born in a Muslim family. His wife Savitri has adopted a village Bhainsoda, District Garhwal in Uttarakhand.
- He started his career in journalism as a crime reporter in the Hindi daily ‘Jansatta’ in 1993 and worked there for seven years.
- In December 2000, he joined ‘Aaj Tak’ as a crime reporter. He started hosting the crime show ‘Jurm’ on Aaj Tak in March 2003.
- He has worked as a journalist in various crime shows, including ‘Vaardat’ (2004) a daily crime show, ‘Raaz’ (2005) on forensic investigation, and ‘Koi Laut De Mere …’ He got immense popularity with his crime show ‘Vaardat’ (2004) aired on Aaj Tak.
- Later, he was promoted to Senior Executive Editor, Crime Head, and Head Delhi Aaj Tak.
- He has received the ENBA Award for Best International Reporter for his reporting from Mosul, Iraq.
- He interviewed the key conspirator of the Indian Parliament attack Afsal Guru in 2001.
- He has won various awards for journalism including Mumbai Press Club Red Ink Awards for Excellence in Indian Journalism– 2015 and NT Award for the series ‘Koi Laut De Mere …’ aired on Aaj Tak.
- He has received many awards for making various documentaries, like “Listen to the voice of Ayodhya,” “My mourning has no name,” A Documentary on Mumbai attack, “What is the night on Bhopal gas tragedy? Ask Bhopal”, and “Gandhi assassination Hey Ram.”
- He hosted TV crime show ‘Crime Patrol’ in the special series ’30 Din 30 Naye Cases’ along with the famous Indian TV actor Anup Soni.
- He was once kidnapped by three unknown boys in Betul, Madhya Pradesh, but he managed to escape from there. YouTube
- He has appeared on the TV comedy show ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’ (2015) as a guest.
- He has appeared in various episodes of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ as an expert.
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