Watching daily-news, without fail, has become a ritual to us. However, if we may dare to be a little honest to ourselves, we’d notice that most of this eagerness to spend a couple of hours watching news comes not from the intense craving to know the happenings around the world, than from the desire to watch the cute but equally intelligent faces of news readers. If guys watch it for fun, girls watch it for fashion.
The kingdom of media has becoming a piping hot industry as a career option. A lot of youngsters are starting to consider this as a permanent career option. Not only because the whole nation stick to the TV to remain updated on various news feed around the world, but there is also a huge touch of glamour being added to spice things up. There is a great number of hottest women news anchors in the world, but this article focuses only on the glamour of India. Just like the glamorous world of Bollywood, the risky and bold field journalism is home to some of the most stunning beauties. Here are the top 20 hottest female news anchors in India.
Who are the most glamorous news anchors on Indian television? Have a look:
20. Kadambini Sharma – NDTV India:
Kadambini Sharma is an Indian television anchor of NDTV India a news channel in India. She hosts programmes like India 9 baje and Prime Time. During Indian general election 2014 (Lok Sabha elections 2014), she did special series named Mission 2014. She has done her graduation from University of Delhi under Faculty of Law and done her further studies from The London School of Economics.
19. Palki S Upadhyay – CNN-IBN:
Palki has been working with CNN-IBN since June 2005. She has an MA in Journalism and Mass Communication from Rajasthan University. She has worked part-time with Hindustan Times and Doordarshan.
She hosts the breakfast news with Tracy Shilshi. Palki has won an award for the best news reader in 2007. She did her journalism from Delhi University and her graduation from International College for Girls, Jaipur. In 2008, Sharma married Sanket Upadhyay, a HEADLINES TODAY news reporter. Palki Upadhyay was born in Varanasi and her father is a well-known cricketer. Her mother is a well-known beauty expert.
18. Mitali Mukherjee – CNBC-TV18:
With her intense dark eyes and spectacular personality and an equally commendable track record spanning over a period of 5 years, Mitali Mukherjee ranks 2nd in our listicle! She’s is the prime time market news anchor with CNBC-TV18 and covers the Market news as the News Editor, Market. She also produces and anchors a weekend show “Classroom” which aims at increasing the awareness about equity shares and markets among the investors. She is a gold medalist in BA Political Science (hons.) from Delhi University as well as a gold medalist in Television Journalism from IIMC.
17. Tanveer Gill – CNBC-TV18:
Sweet, young, charming but equally confident is the exact way to define this rising news anchor, Tanveer Gill. All of 25, she is bestowed with the role of not only a mere anchor but also a researcher and analyst on Market for the News Channel CNBC-TV18. She is backed with a graduate degree from Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi and an MBA from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi.
16. Ambika Anand – NDTV Good Times:
Ambika Anand (born 15 September 1980) is an Indian TV anchor and the editor in chief, fashion at NDTV Good Times, the lifestyle channel of NDTV. She currently hosts I’m Too Sexy – Get the Look, Band Baajaa Bride Season 2 and has previously anchored shows like Band Baaja Bride, The Big Fat Indian Wedding, I’m Too Sexy For My Shoes. I’m Too Sexy –All Access, Born in New Delhi,
she completed her schooling from Delhi Public School & graduation from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. She earned a Diploma Degree in Economics from the Cardiff Business School. Ambika joined NDTV in December 2002 and worked for their show India Business Report, a weekly programme that was produced for the BBC. After close to two years of working with NDTV, she went and worked for the Department of Communication of the International Labour Organisation, Geneva. In December 2005, she rejoined NDTV and worked on several programmes in her capacity as reporter and anchor, including Hot Property, Boss’s Day.
15. Srishti Kukreja – NewsX :
The Bombshell from Bengaluru. Srishti Kukreja from NewsX is one of the awesome news anchors in indian media. She looks so cute and hot. Srishti Kukreja has become a sensation in the media. broadcasting industry in recent times. She started her career as an assistant producer with News9.
Then she worked as a web talent/presenter for IPL3 fun feed. During IPL3 she caught the eye of spectators. At present she is an assistant producer with NewsX channel. She is the “Marigold of the Media world”. Srishti means “nature” in sanskrit. She is the 6th element.
14. Sunetra Choudhury – NDTV 24×7:
Sunetra Choudhury is a journalist and anchor with the Indian news channel NDTV 24×7 . Her career started with The Indian Express in 1999. Then became the deputy chief reporter there. Later in 2002, she began her TV career with Star News. Later, she moved to NDTV in 2003. Primarily located in New Delhi, she is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. She hails from Sikkim.
Sunetra started her career with the newspaper The Indian Express in 1999. In 2002, she entered the electronic media industry when she joined STAR News as a reporter in Hindi. In 2003, she joined the New Delhi based NDTV, and has been there ever since. She has been an anchor and reporter covering everything from natural disasters to crime, investigations and politics.
13. Ayesha Faridi – CNBC:
Ayesha Faridi is an anchor for the Indian business news channel CNBC TV18.Ayesha joined CNBC TV18 back in 2003. She is a journalist by training, having graduated from Delhi University. Prior to joining CNBC TV18, she has worked as a reporter and producer with the BBC World Service and MTV India. She also heads the news ticker team at CNBC-TV18
12. Avantika Singh – Headlines Today:
Avantika Singh is an Indian newsreader for Headlines Today, an Indian English news channel. She is incredibly pretty. She has got an excellent command over the language, her modulations while reading the news is something that needs to be highlighted. When she presents a news which is exciting, you could see the bubbly side of her, but at the same time, when she has to present a tragic news, her voice, facial expression, tone everything changes and she sets in the same mood on the viewers and get them involved into the news. I think she is naturally gifted in this sense. Her dressing is something everyone should watch out, coz she has got such a wonderful dress sense. She has really given a new dimension for news reading and have made millions of people to watch news, just to admire the way she presents it. She is a real feather on Headlines Today’s cap.
11. Rochelle Rao – SetMax:
In 2012, this Chennai born beauty was crowned Femina Miss India International. Apart from being a professional Indian Model, she has got Indian Cricket fans drooling after she took over as the anchor in the sixth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Since then there has been a considerable surge in the viewership of the ‘Extraa Innings’ show of the IPL, a pre and post-match analysis.
10. Anjana Om Kashyap – Aaj Tak:
Anjana Om Kashyap is a famous news anchor and writer of Aaj Tak channel. She is extremely talented and had served at the position of Deputy Executive Producer of News 24. Anjana took a start with her career in 2003 and first was the anchor of Zee News.
She is the Deputy Editor of Aaj Tak. She was also a prime-time anchor and Deputy Executive Producer at News 24, a Hindi news channel. Anjana started her journalism career in 2003 by joining Zee News for a desk job. She worked in Zee for about five years before joining News 24 in 2007. In 2012, she joined Aaj Tak as AEP. Her special coverage of the 16 December gang rape made headlines. She regularly hosts a debate show, Halla Bol on Aaj Tak.
9. Nidhi Razdan – NDTV:
Nidhi Razdan is the primary anchor of NDTV 24×7. She has a face to die for, and that coupled with her velvet voice and excellent journalism skills, makes her one of the most watched journalists in India. Razdan joined NDTV in the year 1999 as a news anchor, who soon got promoted to a senior journalist. She has reported extensively on a wide range of key political, economic, and social stories from the Indian subcontinent. These include reporting new stories from conflict area of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, A brutal gang-rape in New Delhi in December 2012. Owing to her commendable work on various events, she received the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Razdan has anchored the following shows on NDTV; NDTV 24×7, prime time news – Left, Right & Centre, variety talk show – India Decides @ 9 and The Lead.
8. Shereen Bhan – CNBC:
Shereen Bhan is a familiar face of CNBC. She has appeared in the shows like ‘Young Turk’ , ‘India Business Hour’, ‘The Nation’s Business’ and ‘Power Turks’. Shereen is a gorgeous lady and is the chief of Delhi Bureau as well as the head of CNBC-TV18. Belong to a Hindu Kashmiri Pandit family, this gorgeous lady is the Delhi Bureau Chief and the Head of CNBC-TV18. Shareen Bhan start her career working as a news-researcher for Karan Thapar in his production house Infotainment Television. She joined UTV’s News and Current Affairs division and produced numerous shows like We the People for Star TV and Line of Fire for Sab TV. In December 2000, she joined CNBC-TV18.
The World Economic Forum recognized Bhan in 2009, by listing her one among the Young Global Leaders of 2009. In 2005, she was awarded the FICCI Woman of the Year award. Women’s magazine Femina included her among the 20 Beautiful Faces of the year 2005. She was figured among the 50 most Beautiful Women in the Vogue October 2008 issue.
7. Sweta Singh – Aaj Tak:
Sweta Singh is a beautiful and one of the hottest news anchors in India. She is the deputy editor of Aaj Tak and started her career in 1996 with The Times of India. She also was a dominating name of Hindustan Times and was covering the Bihar news. Before joining Aaj Tak in 2002, she has worked for Zee News and Sahara. She is known for her expertise in covering sports related news. Her show Sourav ka Sixer won the award for best sports programme by Sports Journalism Federation of India (SJFI) in 2005. She is graduate in Mass Communications from Patna University.
6. Harishree Mehta – Times Now:
Harishree Mehta is an active female of Times Now. She is an anchor and well known name off NDTV. She is appreciated a lot by her fans. Harishree is an educated accountant and has sufficient knowledge of accounts and stock markets of India and worldwide.
Harishree Mehta is the most common face of Times Now on their business and stock segment. She is a qualified chartered accountant who is known to have an appreciable knowledge of the stock markets, and her ability to draw links and trends between the markets, policy and the macro-economic scenario. She has been associated with some of the best known shows in the Indian business television scenario.
5. Shaili Chopra – Tehelka, ET Now:
Shaili Chopra is an anchor of ET Now. She is an award-winning news anchor and is serving the channel for over 12 years. She is also a write and editor and writes reports and columns every week.
A familiar face on TV, Shaili Chopra is an award-winning business news anchor with nearly twelve years of experience in television anchoring, reporting and writing columns. She is the Business Editor for Tehelka, writes a popular golf column ‘Tee Off With Shaili Chopra’ for the DNA. Until September 2012, Shaili was the Senior Editor and Lead Female Anchor at ET Now, the Economic Times Business News Channel.
Shaili anchored the primetime shows and interviewed the likes of Warren Buffett, George Soros, Anshu Jain, P Chidambaram, Christine Lagarde and many others. She has also covered the Mumbai terror attacks live from outside the Taj Mahal Hotel.
4. Mini Menon – Bloomberg TV:
Mini Menon is an executive editor of Bloomberg TV India. She started her career in 1994 and won the Femina Miss India award in 1996. Mini is a hot and extremely talented businesswoman and works really hard to raise the graph of her success. She is a popular face in the Indian media who has been active for covering both political and business news for the last 15 years. She has won awards for her work as a news anchor and journalist and In 2013 she was adjudged as one of the 10 most influential women in Indian Marketing, Advertising and Media by Impact magazine. In 2008- 2009 she was judged the best business news anchor by the Indian Broadcast Federation, Zee Astitva Award for Journalism, Rajiv Gandhi award for Excellence as a young achiever, Miss India Asia-Pacific. She holds a graduation degree in history from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and masters in communication studies from Pune University.
3. Archana Vijaya – Channel [V]:
Archana Vijaya is a Kolkata-born female. She is a fantastic television presenter, writer and news anchor. Archana is an active anchor of Channel V and one of the most successful and sensational supermodels of India. She began her career after she won the 1st Supermodel/Reality TV show Get Gorgeous season 1-in India by Channel [V]. In 2005, she host Gorgeous season 2, the very same contest she had won in the first season. She is one of the most sought after television hosts in India. She has done shows of various genres such as Travel, (Freedom Express 1 and 2), Bollywood (BOLLY [V]), Music (Junglee Jukebox) Glamour/Gossip(EBUZZ for AXN ASIA), Reality (Get Gorgeous season 2 and Sunsilk Bindass Blue Carpet (UTV BINDASS). Archana is the first to start the trend of Cricketainment with shows such as Tour Diary,Cricket Tadka Maarke etc, which have made her one of the most popular faces in Cricket Broadcasting. She also present the Indian Premier League, the biggest sporting extravaganza on Indian television, for Set Max, in 2011.
2. Sonia Shenoy – CNBC TV 18:
Sonia Shenoy is the beautiful anchor of CNBC TV 18. She is very famous for her killer smile. She discusses the news of stock exchange during the mid market and post market hours. She appears in the television screen at 11 am and at 4 pm.
There is a big group of fans for her who waits for her appearance. Many people are very eager to hear her speech every day. She is an Indian following Hinduism. Her black hair and brown eyes melts the hearts of thousands of youngsters across the nation. Sonia Shenoy often interviews stock brokers and other important stock market professionals.
She became even more popular when she presented the best fireworks during Muhurat Trading 2010 on the day of Diwali in sleeveless saree. She is considered to be one of the hot and sexy news reporters.
1. Mayanti Langer – ESPN:
Mayanti Langer is a sports journalist of ESPN. She was the footballer of USA and was an active member of her team. Afterwards she joined FIFA as a guest anchor and that was the start of her successful anchoring career. She looks gorgeous and hot and is one of the most famous sports journalists in the world. The most popular Indian TV sports journalist with ESPN. She was in her college football team in the beginning and then became a guest anchor for a broadcast of FIFA beach football.
Her inclination towards football coupled with her sultry looks has helped her become a popular sports journalist with ESPN. She has hosted the FIFA World Cup 2010 broadcast on ESPN. Mayanti also hosted 2010 Commonwealth Games – Delhi and 2011 Cricket World Cup. She is a BA(Hons) graduate from Hindu College, University of Delhi. She is married to the Karnataka & Rajasthan Royals cricketer Stuart Binny.