Shams Tahir Khan was born on 2nd January 1991, is 32 years old, and is currently working as News Anchor/Journalist for AajTak. Shams began his career in journalism in Hindi daily ‘Jansatta’ in 1993 as a crime reporter. There he worked for 7 years.
He also appeared as a crime journalist in crime shows like ‘Jurm'(2003), ‘Vardaat’ (2004), and Raaz (2005) shows aired by Aajtak. Sham’s career took off from the crime show ‘Vardaat’ (2004) of Aajtak, and his news anchoring from this show gained immense popularity and recognition in the Indian Journalism world and among common audiences as well.
Biography of Shams Tahir Khan
Shams Tahir Khan was born in New Delhi in a typical Muslim family. Shams completed his schooling at Anglo Arabic Secondary school in New Delhi. Later he pursued his bachelor’s in political science from the prestigious Delhi University. Sham’s Zodiac sign is Capricorn. Shams is working as a Senior Executive Editor, head of Delhi Aajtak, and also the anchor for AajTak.
|Full Name||Shams Tahir Khan|
|Profession/ occupation||News Anchor/ Journalist|
|Date of birth||2nd January 1991|
|Birth place||New Delhi|
|Mother’s Name||Yet to Update|
|Current Address||New Delhi|
Shams Tahir Khan is not only blessed with an influential voice as a news Anchor but also has a very mesmerizing personality, which easily attracts the audience’s attention. He, as a news Anchor, fits very handsomely in his cliche.
|Height in centimetres||173 cm.|
|Height in meters||1.73m.|
|Height in feet and inches||5 feet 8 inches.|
|Weight in pounds||154 lbs.|
Early Life and Family
Shams Tahir Khan was born in a Muslim family on 2nd January 1991. He was born in New Delhi in a Middle-class family. He is married to Savitri Balooni, a teacher specializing in teaching journalism by profession. Savitri also adopted a village, Bhaisonda, Almora, in Uttarakhand.
There is very much less known about Shams Tahir Khan’s parents. Shams has one daughter, Shamsvi Balooni Khan. Shams completed his schooling and graduated from Delhi only.
|School||Anglo Arabic Secondary school (New Delhi).|
|Degree||BA (hons) In political science|
|Wife’s name||Savitri Balooni Khan|
|Daughter||Shamsvi Balooni Khan|
Shams Tahir Khan Salary, Net Worth
Shams Tahir Khan is believed to have a net worth of $4 million (estimated), which is 32 crore in Indian Rupee. He currently lives in New Delhi, and his salary is unknown.
|Net Worth.||$4 million (estimated)|
|Net worth in Indian Rupee.||INR 32 crores (estimated)|
Family Background and Upbringing
Shams Tahir Khan shared his journey from a middle-class Muslim family. There is very little known about his family. Shams’s father’s name, mother’s name, and even his siblings are still missing to be known among the public. Shams Tahir Khan’s upbringing is very less known. Shams has a keen interest in sports, especially cricket. His friends say from childhood, he was a sports enthusiast. According to his close friends, he also has a very good knowledge of sports, even more than crime analysis.
What Shams Tahir Khan Friends say about him?
According to his friend Supratim “Shams likes so much to be well dressed and he used to use too much talcum powder before going to shoot.” Shams’s friend Shivendra says,” He likes potato dishes very much and he also loves to eat non- vegetarian food in the wedding”. Sham’s friend Lokendra says,” he used to be in a hurry all the time even during his shoots also”. Shams’s friend Gopal Shukla says,” He is tough and calm from outside as a person but from inside he is a very simple and pure person”.
Shams Tahir Khan’s Married Life
Shams Tahir Khan married Savitri Balooni Khan. She was a teacher of Journalism by profession. Shams shared a story on social media about adopting a village, Bhaisonda, Almora, in Uttarakhand.
Shams wrote on his social media page,” usually I don’t write it on social media because I always think why do I write? Why do you read? What should I say? What should you listen to? When I know nothing will change by my writing or saying. I don’t have any doubts about myself, but this small thing has made me helpless to write it out. One day my wife Savitri said that she wanted to quit her job and do something in her life that fulfills her and makes her happy.
She wanted to adopt a village in Uttarakhand, and she would not take a penny for this cause. That’s how it started, this Uttarakhand village Bhaisonda was very backward at that time, and she also decided to adopt a school in the village, which was run by the RSS( Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), she purchased the dress, books, and computer for those children and this cause our lot of friends also helped us financially.
She also managed to pay the teacher’s salary from her pocket. Later she showed me a picture of who was standing in front of the toilet. She told me that in a year, 12 toilets were built. This inspired me so much, and this also told me that ” nothing is impossible”.
Favorite Things of Shams Tahir Khan
Shams Tahir Khan loves to watch movies, and his favorite actor is Amitabh Bachchan. His favorite actress is Shilpa Shetty, and he likes to watch all her movies.
|Favorite actress||Shilpa Shetty|
|Favorite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan|
Shams Tahir Khan Career, Show and Awards
Shams Tahir Khan is one of India’s most popular anchors/ reporters in the shows, whose genre is closely related to crime. He is famous among the common people for his anchoring, and people know him widely for his investigative skill. Shams Tahir Khan started his career as a reporter in Hindi daily “Jansatta” in 1993, where he worked for 7 years. Later he decided to quit his job. Shams Tahir Khan joined India Today Ltd.( AajTak) in 2000.
This was just the beginning of a new era of crime anchoring on television and Mass Media. The anchoring of Shams gave new height to crime shows, which got piled below most other shows. Due to his immense hard work, these shows started to consolidate their foothold among the common audiences. Shams designed “Jurm”, a weekend crime show broadcasted on Aajtak. Later he anchored the “Vardaat” (2004), a daily crime show on Aajtak, which gave him huge popularity and recognition among the common audiences.
Before these two shows, no crime shows were broadcasted on Indian Mass Media channels. These two shows paved the way for the concept and format for other channels’ crime shows. Later under his guidance, Aajtak also started a daily crime half an hour show, “Raaz”, on Aajtak.
Shams Tahir Khan is the only person who interviewed the Afzal guru, which was broadcasted on the Aajtak channel on 20th December 2001. Shams Tahir Khan received Mumbai Press Club Red Ink Award for his “excellence in the Crime shows anchoring”. Shams received this award in 2015. Shams also received an Award (NT Award) for his crime series “koi Lauta De Mere…..” show.
Shams Tahir Khan Social Media Profile
Shams Tahir Khan’s popularity among the common people isn’t a hidden thing. Shams got 6000+ followers on Instagram, while he only follows 68 accounts, including some popular names like MS Dhoni, Salman Khan, Farhan Akhtar, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Shams has posted 15 posts, which included his personal life. The audience closely looks at his IG account to look at his personal life.
Shams Tahir Khan shares posts mostly related to his YouTube show Crime Tak on Instagram. Shams has 5900+ active followers on his Facebook account. Shams’ audience is very enthusiastic about his Facebook posts, as it keeps his audience engaged with the upcoming shows of Shams Tahir Khan on his YouTube account.
Shams Tahir Khan from this Twitter account receives a lot of love and support from his audience. Shams has a huge following on Twitter, which is 39K. He used to tweet about his shows, opinions and upcoming shows on his YouTube channel. Shams follows 127 Twitter accounts, including some of the popular names Hritik Roshan, Salman Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Indian cricketers such as R Ashwin, Virat Kohli, Munaf Patel. He also follows former Pakistani cricketers like Washim Akram and Imran Khan. Shams’s Twitter account includes popular names like Anupam Kher, Kiran Bedi, and Karan Johar.
Shams Tahir Khan Video YouTube
Shams Tahir Khan runs a YouTube channel called “CrimeTak“, which got a huge fan base on his YouTube channel. It got 6.2 million subscribers and included more than 13K videos on its YouTube channel. Shams posts mainly the posts his real Crime scene story shows on his YouTube account, which is regularly watched by millions of his YouTube subscribers.
Shams anchored not only on Indian issues but also on international issues, including his reporting from the war ground of Mosul(Syria).
When shams got Kidnapped?
The story about his kidnapping is itself told by Shams Tahir Khan on his YouTube channel CrimeTak. According to him, he was in Betul, Madhya Pradesh, and his phone had a Network issue. He was with his AajTak team, and after going to a distance, he discovered a PCO. He left his team in the car and went there to call her wife Savitri, 3 young boys threatened him and tried to kidnap Shams, but somehow he managed to escape from them. Later, he filed a report to Madhya Pradesh police and those three Anti-Social elements got busted.
Facts on Shams Tahir Khan
- Shams Tahir Khan’s widespread popularity for his crime anchoring led him to popular Indian television comedy and drama sets. Shams appeared in a TV comedy show called ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’ (2015) as a guest, hosted by popular Indian television comedians like Krushna Abhishek, Bharti Singh, Sudesh Lehri etc.
- Shams Tahir Khan is not only a crime expert but also a very educated person. He appeared as an expert in various episodes of ”Kaun Banega Crorepati’, the show hosted by the most influential actor in the Indian Cinema Universe, Amitabh Bachchan.
- Sham’s way of anchoring drew many influential people’s attention. This also led him to co-host the popular Indian TV crime show’ Crime Patrol’ in the special series of ’30 din 30 Naye cases and Anup Soni. The Crime Patrol is one of the known television series broadcasted on Sony India Television, which Anup Soni hosts.
- Shams Tahir Khan also appeared in documentaries like ‘ My mourning has no names’ and ‘ Listen to the voice of Ayudhya’. Shams also made documentaries on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, a documentary on the Bhopal gas tragedy’ Ask Bhopal’, and on the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi’ Hey Ram’, which led him to many awards.
- Shams Tahir Khan also received the ENBA Award for anchoring from ground zero in Mosul during the Syrian Civil War.
His net worth is estimated to be approximately $4 million, however, his salary is not known.
Shams Tahir Khan is a popular Indian journalist and anchor/reporter in the genre of crime reporting.