Anjana Om Kashyap Age
|Anjana Om Kashyap Age||47 years|
|Date of Birth||12-06-1975|
What is the age of Anjana Om Kashyap?
Born on 12th June 1975, Anjana Om Kashyap age 47 years old. Kashyap is known for her oratory skills and works as a senior executive editor with AajTak. She is an Indian news anchor and has worked in the industry for almost two decades.
Biography of Anjana Om Kashyap
Born in the Arrah district of Bihar to Om Prakash Tiwari, Anjana is a popular face today, known to every household. Anjana has worked as an anchor with giant news channels such as Doordarshan, Zee News, News 24, ABP News and Aaj Tak. Anjana started her career as a news anchor with Doordarshan in 2003 and is currently working with Aaj Tak.
|Real Full Name||Anjana Om Kashyap|
|Profession/Occupation||News Anchor, Journalist|
|Date of Birth||12th June 1975|
|Birth Place/ Home Town||Arrah, Bihar, India|
Anjana Om Kashyap Height, and Physical Stats
Anjana is an excellent reporter/ anchor and has time and again proved it. But apart from her talent, Anjana keeps herself fit and has a well-maintained figure. It often puts people in awe when they find out her age. She’s not only one of the best performing female anchors but one of the prettiest ones too. To find out about her physical stats, refer to the table below.
|Height in centimetres||162 cm|
|Height in meters||1.62 m|
|Height in Feet Inches||5’4|
|Weight in Kilograms||55Kg|
|Weight in Pounds||121 lbs|
Also Read: Aaj Tak News Anchors List: Male And Female News Anchors 2023 (With Photo)
Anjana Om Kashyap Family
Anjana was born in the Arrah district of Bihar and brought up in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Her mother belonged to Bihar Sharif, near Nalanda. Her father was Late. Dr Om Prakash Tiwari, an ex-defence officer. Anjana has a brother, but his name is unknown. She did her schooling at Loreto Convent School, Ranchi and moved to Delhi for higher studies. In Delhi, she did Botany honours from Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi. She had before this aimed to become a doctor and appeared for the medical entrance but couldn’t achieve her dream. During her time in Delhi, Anjana realised her gravity towards the needful and decided to do her masters in Social Work at Delhi School of Social work. While also preparing for UPSC.
Here, Anjana worked with NGOs and took care of Child rape victims. This was when she realised the difference she could make in society if she became a voice of society. Anjana then decided to do her Masters in Journalism at Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi. In 2003 post her degree, she started her career with Doordarshan.
|School||Loreto Convent School, Ranchi|
|College||Daulat Ram College, Delhi University Delhi School of Social Works, Delhi Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi|
|Degree/Graduation||Honours in Botany, Masters in Social Work Diploma Course in Journalism|
|Father’s Name||Om Prakash Tiwari|
|Siblings||Brother (name unknown)|
Anjana Om Kashyap Salary, Net Worth
Anjana is expected to have a monthly salary of INR 1 Crore and has Net worth $8 Million or net worth in Indian rupees 63 Crore.
|Net Worth in Dollar||$8 Million (estimated)|
|Net Worth in Indian Rupees||₹63 Crore (estimated)|
Anjana Family Background and Upbringing
Anjana, in an interview, shared, “I was very curious as a kid. I always had to know the reasons for WHY, and I had that fire in me. Even as a kid, if my uncles ever stopped me from saying something to my brother, saying that he’s a boy, I’d get furious and want to reply with something that they never again brought up that argument.”
Anjana Om Kashyap Marriage Life
Anjana married the love of her life, Mangesh Kashyap, who was an officer of the 1995 Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service Cadre. She met him during her time at Delhi University. Mangesh has been Addl Deputy Commissioner of the Delhi Police, and he has also been the Chief Vigilance Officer at South Delhi Municipal Corporation since 2016.
Anjana’s list of favourites is endless. Her choice of favourite destinations says a lot about her personality. She likes cold places, and thus, Shimla and London happen to enter the list. For her favourite actors she has Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit. The duo has given some great movies to the Indian Film Industry, and Anjana definitely loves them. Anjana’s favourite sport is Cricket. Thanks to her profession, she must get insights to it faster than the rest. Kapil Dev is her favourite cricketer, and he must be, provided the legend he was at the game during his time.
For her favourite colours, Kashyap chooses Green and White. It must be difficult for her to carry the green attires on the green screen. She loves to read, travel, watch movies and cook.
|Favourite Cricketer||Kapil Dev|
|Favourite Fruits||Grapes and Mango|
|Favourite Food||North Indian Cuisine|
|Favourite Singer||Lata Mangeshkar and Mohhammad Rafi|
|Favourite Destinations||Shimla and London|
|Favourite Actors||Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit|
|Favourite Colors||Green and White|
|Favourite Hobbies||Reading, traveling, watching movies and cooking|
Anjana Om Kashyap Career, Shows and Awards
Anjana wanted to become a doctor and appeared in the All India Pre-Medical Test but wasn’t successful. So she moved ahead with her bachelor’s in Botany honours while preparing for UPSC. Unfortunately, despite clearing the interview round twice, she couldn’t make it. But that didn’t stop her. She found her way to serve people by connecting to NGOs. She also took to the Delhi School of Social Work to get a master’s degree in the same.
Along with the various social works she did, Kashyap also helped and took care of Child Rape Victims. This connection with them helped her identify her course of the path, and she did her Master’s in Journalism. Kashyap was already a good debater and possessed leadership skills, and she was the head girl at her school and President of her college hostel. This degree in Journalism opened doors for her at Doordarshan in 2003, where she started her career in the same. The program that she hosted for Doordarshan was Aankhon Dekhi.
After working at Doordarshan, She joined Zee News for a desk job and stayed associated for five years, during which she hosted occasional shows.
In 2007 she moved from Zee News to join News 24 and hosted the show Do Tuk. During Do Tuk, the audience started noticing her work and praised her for the unbiased nature of the presentation, where she focused on both sides of any case. Impressed by her work, ABP News (Star News, then) hired her, and she worked there for some time before moving on to Aaj Tak in 2012 and has been working there ever since.
She has hosted some Primetime shows such as Halla Bol and Delhi ke Dil mein kya hai?. She has also hosted debate shows like Rajtilak.
Anjana is a people’s favourite and has repeatedly proved it with her skills on why it is so. Her first big story was the Kurukshetra Prince case, where she did ground reporting for 48 hours. Another big national news she covered was the Nirbhaya Gangrape Case in 2012. The journalist was trying to make the masses aware of how safe Delhi was at night when even she went through eve-teasing while on camera.
For her tremendous contribution in the field of journalism, Kashyap has been awarded-
- Best Reporter of the year in National Television Award.
- Best Anchor by ITA in 2014.
- Best Anchor by ENBA Awards in 2015.
- Best Anchor by IMWA Awards in 2015.
- India Today Excellence in Award.
- Award for Excellence in Journalism by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
More about Anjana Om Kashyap
In a live chat, Anjana shared more about herself, “I was born in Arrah district of Bihar which later became Ranchi, Jharkhand, so the Bihari Ethnicity still exists.”
When asked about her vacations, she replied, “Well, as journalists, we can never really let go of News because, in the end, this is where we come back. Yes, when on breaks, we see important alerts and keep up with the News. We, however, can never shut ourselves off from it. But it’s always better to listen to and watch TV news than to read it off.”
To know more about her interests and life other than the professional part, read the section below-
Anjana Om Kashyap Social Media Profiles
Anjana is active on Instagram and posts every couple of days. She takes special moments from her personal life, captures them and posts them on Instagram as photos and reels. She has recently started posting motivational reels that keep her audience hooked to her account. She has a massive following of 375K and follows 169 accounts on Instagram. Anjana also shares nature’s beauty from different parts of the world that she’s been to. Here’s a glimpse.
On Twitter, Anjana is followed by 4.7 Million accounts, while she follows 1432. Her Twitter account is mostly about her professional life, and she makes sure to retweet her reportings from her current network. Apart from this, she also openly presents her thoughts and views about trending and news topics. For a Journalist appreciated for her unbiased nature, the audience always wants to know what Anjana has to say. She once brought one of Zee Hindustan’s advertisements to her Twitter, tweeting, “take the name, politely”.
The advertisement was about going anchorless and somehow offended big news anchors, including Anjana, Arnab and Rajat.
On Facebook, Anjana has a page where she occasionally posts work videos and is not very active. She also owns a page of her own, and the follower-related information isn’t available on her Facebook account.
House and Cars
Anjana owns a House in Delhi with her husband Mangesh Kashyap and kids. She owns a Honda City and an Audi Q5.
During the release of the Bollywood film, Padmavat (name changed from Padmavati) as the movie got into controversy, there were heated arguments about the same on National Television, and Anjana landed into a controversy about the same. During a debate with Rohit Sardana, she went on to make the remark, “The present-day female descendants of Rani Padmavati themselves speak in English, have modern lifestyles, so they hardly have any moral right to give suggestions on the right portrayal of the character.” This remark seemed illogical to many and was criticised on social media.
In a different event, Anjana again got criticised for failing to cover her co-anchor Ashok Singhal’s sexist question to Smriti Irani. She was trolled to be a mute spectator for the same. Another one of her controversies was when her husband, Mangesh Kashyap, was appointed as the Chief Vigilance Officer in 2016. Public brought out the controversy that it wasn’t due to Mangesh’s skills but to Anjana’s contacts.
Anjana landed herself into another controversy when during her flagship show Halla Bol, she added the Suffix “Modi” to her name, almost calling herself Anjana Om Modi instead of Anjana Om Kashyap. The video went instantly viral, and she was trolled on Social media.
Anjana om Kashyap Facts
- Anjana appeared at the AIPMT before becoming a journalist but couldn’t clear it.
- Anjana made it to the interview round for UPSC twice but couldn’t clear it.
- Anjana faced eve-teasing in 2012 while covering the Delhi Gangrape case, which was captured on camera.
- Besides her presence on the small screen, Anjana has also done acting stints in Bollywood movies like Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.
- Anjana owned an NGO before entering the media industry.
- Anjana’s first big story was the case of Prince from Kurukshetra, where the kid fell into a borewell and remained there for 48 hours before he was rescued. Anjana has also covered the 2012 Nirbhaya Gangrape case. She has also covered elections and is one of the few journalists to have hosted honourable Prime minister Narendra Modi.