Nalini Singh is an Indian journalist, news presenter, and author. She is best known for her investigative journalism program “Aankhon Dekhi.”
Nalini Singh was born on Saturday, 1 September 1945 (age 74 years; as in 2019) in Jalandhar. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She did her schooling from Barakhamba’s Modern School.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Nalini Singh belongs to a Brahmin Family. Wikipedia
Parents & Siblings
Nalini is the daughter of consumer rights activist, Hari Dev Shourie. She has two brothers. Her brother, Deepak Shourie, is an Indian Journalist and her brother, Arun Shourie, is an Indian economist and politician who has also been a Union Minister.
Husband & Children
Nalini Singh is married to S. P. N. Singh, son of Sir Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh, former Governer of Uttar Pradesh and first Indian Ambassador to Nepal. Her daughter, Ratna Vira, is an author. Her son, Sukaran Singh is the Vice-President of Tata Advanced Systems.
Nalini Singh started her career as a journalist and TV anchor with Doordarshan. She has anchored many popular current-affairs programs on the channel. In 1995, Nalini anchored a social documenting series, Hello Zindagi, on Doordarshan
She is well-known for presenting the investigative journalism program “Aankhon Dekhi” on DD Metro Channel (Currently known as DD News). She anchored the show from 1990 to 2002. Nalini is the managing director of TV Live India Pvt Ltd. She is also the managing editor of the news channel, Nepal-1.
Nalini Singh attracted a controversy when she allegedly insulted a reporter of the news channel, Nepal-1, and was slapped by the victim. Reportedly, Singh called Anjana Rawal (the victim), a “bitch” and asked her to “eat” her shoes. Singh said,
Who do you think you are to be dressing so grandly, a princess? Eat my shoes for lunch, you bitch. All Nepalis are like you.”
Rawal slapped Singh and filed a defamation suit on her. Hindustan Times
- Her hobbies include writing and painting.
- In 1980, Nalini assisted the author Devaki Jain in writing the book “Women’s Quest for Power: Five Indian Case Studies.”
- In May 2014, Nalini’s daughter, Ratna Vira, published a novel titled “Daughter by Court Order,” which rose some speculations if it was an autobiography.
- During an interview, Singh’s daughter, Ratna revealed that she had a difficult relationship with her mother.
- Singh is one of the five journalists who had been asked to record to record their statements by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Delhi Police in the Sunanda Pushkar Murder Case. Reportedly, Nalini was one of the few persons with whom Sunanda had spoken during the last few hours before her death.
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