Manjari Joshi is a renowned former Indian newsreader at the public service broadcast of Doordarshan. She is a journalist, writer, and translator.
Manjari Joshi was born on Saturday, 19 March 1960 (age 63 years; as of 2023) in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. She completed her schooling at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi, in 1974. She pursued a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Honors) at Miranda College, Delhi University. She pursued a Master of Arts in Russian language and literature at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She got associated with Doordarshan in the 1980s.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Manjari Joshi is the eldest daughter of Sahitya Akademi Award winner Raghuvir Sahay, a poet and journalist. Her father was a well-known Hindi poet and short-story writer. Her mother’s name is Bimleshwari Sahay. She has one brother, Dharmesh Sahay, who is a senior video editor at Aaj Tak news channel, and two sisters, namely Varsha Sahay Srivastava, and Hema Singh.
Husband & Children
Manjari Joshi is married to Hemant Joshi, who is a professor. Hemant Joshi taught at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She has two children, a son, Piyush Joshi, and a daughter, Gunjan Joshi, who is a cultural heritage professional and dancer.
Manjari Joshi started her career as a Hindi news anchor at Doordarshan and worked for 25 years. She worked at All India Radio for many years.
Manjari Joshi has translated many Russian-language books into English and Hindi languages. Many publishing houses including Sahitya Akademi and National Book Trust have published her translation work. The translation of “Abai Kunanbev Chanyanika” was published by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, in 1995.
She has written many books including “Bharatiya Sangeet ki Parampar,” which was published by National Book Trust, New Delhi. She has also co-authored many books along with her husband, Hemant Joshi, like Writing for Media, Fundamentals of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Communication for Development, which were published under Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, in 2011.
- She has written articles for many magazines and newspapers.
- She has done scriptwriting and voiceover for many documentaries.
- She compèred for many live performances.
- She has produced radio programs as well.