Yana Mir Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Yana Mir

Yana Mir is an Indian journalist, social activist, and content creator. She is the first female vlogger from Kashmir.


Yana Mirchandani [1]Hindustan Times was born on Thursday, 13 April 1995 (age 29 years; as of 2024) in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

A childhood image of Yana Mir with her father

A childhood image of Yana Mir with her father

She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from IEC University in New Delhi. She did MBA at the University of Mumbai. [2]LinkedIn – Yana Mir

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Hazel

Yana Mir


Yana Mir belongs to a family of different ethnicities, including Gujarati, Bihari, and Sindhi.

Parents & Siblings

Her father died in January 2024. [3]India Today She has a brother named Irfan Attari, a journalist.

Yana Mir with her brother

Yana Mir with her brother


She is unmarried.

Religion/Religious Views

She follows Islam; however, according to some sources, she is not a Kashmiri Muslim. [4]Hindustan Times

Yana Mir's post on X about being an Indian Muslim

Yana Mir’s post on X about being an Indian Muslim



In March 2018, she worked as the head of marketing at Noel Jansen Handbags in Mumbai. In February 2019, she joined TRK News (The Real Kashmir News) as editor-in-chief.

Yana Mir while interviewing for the Real Kashmir News

Yana Mir while interviewing for the Real Kashmir News

In July 2021, she was appointed as editor-in-chief for iTV Network. In September 2023, she started working as a senior anchor at Bharat Express in Delhi. She began to work remotely as a freelance writer for Firstpost in November 2023.


She is Vice President at All JK Youth Society, a social organization dedicated to empowering youth and women in the valley. She also organized the first internationally acclaimed fashion show in Kashmir. In 2024, during Yana Mir’s speech at the ‘Sankalp Divas’ event hosted by the UK Parliament in London, she urged the international media community to refrain from creating divisions among the people of Jammu and Kashmir. She strongly condemned Pakistan’s propaganda campaign aimed at tarnishing India’s global reputation. She expressed feeling completely safe and free in Kashmir, emphasizing its integral part of India. During her speech, she said,

I am not a Malala Yusufzai, because I am free and safe in my country, India. In my homeland, Kashmir, which is part of India. I will never need to run and seek refuge in your country. I will never be a Malala Yusufzai but I object to Malala for defaming my country, my progressive homeland, by calling it oppressed. I object to all such toolkit members from social media and international media, who have never cared to visit Indian Kashmir but fabricate stories of oppression from there. I urge you to stop polarising Indians on the grounds of religion. We won’t allow you to break us. This year on Sankalp Divas, all I hope for is that our perpetrators living in the UK and Pakistan will stop maligning my country in international media or on international human rights forums. Stop unwanted selective outrage, and stop trying to polarise Indian society by reporting from your UK living rooms. Thousands of Kashmiri mothers have already lost their sons because of terrorism. Stop coming after us and let my Kashmiri community live in peace. Thank you and Jai Hind.” [5]The Times of India


Content Creator

In 2020, she created a YouTube channel, ‘Yana Mir,’ where she posts daily life vlogs and interviews with different people. She is the first female YouTube vlogger from Kashmir, shedding light on the political situation in Kashmir from the grassroots level. She has more than 200k subscribers on her YouTube channel.



  • In August 2022, she gave a Josh Talks speech.

    Yana Mir during her Josh Talks Aasha speech

    Yana Mir during her Josh Talks Aasha speech

  • In 2024, she received the Diversity Ambassador Award.
  • Upon her return to India from London on 26 February 2024, Yana Mir siad that she encountered harassment at the airport. She expressed offence at the treatment she received from customs officials upon arriving at the Delhi airport. In a post on X (previously Twitter), she shared the video of her experience at the Delhi airport and wrote,

    What I said in London about India: I am free and safe in India. How I was welcomed back to India: Madam scan your bag, open your bag, why (do) you have Louis Vuitton shopping bags? Did you pay for them? When are the bills??? What Londoners think of me: Indian media warrior. What Delhi customs thinks of me: Brand smuggler.” [6]Times Now

  • She follows a non-vegetarian diet.

    Yana Mir's Instagram post about having a non-vegetarian meal

    Yana Mir’s Instagram post about having a non-vegetarian meal

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