Arfa Khanum Sherwani Bio, Age, Family, Career and Profile

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Arfa Khanum Sherwani, an accomplished Indian journalist and News anchor, holds the position of senior editor at The Wire. Renowned for her exceptional coverage of the 2014 Afghanistan presidential elections, she has earned the reputation of being a left-wing secular reporter, as acknowledged by her critics. With an impressive career spanning over 19 years in journalism, Arfa Khanum Sherwani has been honored with prestigious accolades such as the Red Ink Award and the Chameli Devi Jain Award.


Arfa Khanum Sherwani Wiki Bio Quick Facts :

Date of Birth / Age : 1 November 1980 / 40 Years (as in 2020)
Nick Name : Arfa
Full Name : Arfa Khanum Sherwani
Birthplace / Home Town : Khurja, Uttar Pradesh / Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh
Nationality : Indian
Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign : N/A
Religion : Muslim


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Education and Career :

Qualification : BSc, Diploma in Journalism, Ph.D.
School :
College / Universities : Chaudhary Charan Singh university, Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Milia Islamia University
Profession : News Anchor, Journalist
Ex Media / TV Channel : The Pioneer (2000), The Asian Age, Sahara TV, NDTV (2003), Rajya Sabha TV
Current Media / TV : The Wire
Net Income / Worth : N/A


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Address : Delhi, India


Awards :

 2019 Chameli Devi Jain Award for outstanding women media persons
 – Sahitya Samman
 – Red Ink Award.


Controversies :

  • Arfa covered the Sachar committee report and Batla House encounter from a Left Side view.
  • Arfa’s tweet mocked the Indian National Anthem, in which she placed gun emoji in place of gan in jag jan man, was widely criticised. It was a month after India conducted surgical strikes in Pakistan and the whole country was appreciating the action against the terror country.
  • Arfa Khanum Sherwani’s speech delivered at the Aligarh Muslim University over Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 was also widely criticised.


Some Known Facts About Arfa Kanum Sherwani :

  • Does Arfa Khanum Sherwani smoke? : Not Known
  • Does Arfa Khanum Sherwani drink alcohol? : Not Known
  • Arfa Khanum Sherwani earned her doctorate from Jamia Millia Islamia with a focus on a comparative analysis of dalit and muslim communities.
  • She embarked on her journalism journey in the year 2000 upon moving to Delhi and becoming a part of The Pioneer.
  • By 2003, she had transitioned to NDTV as a principal correspondent and news anchor, specializing in foreign affairs and minority issues.
  • Sherwani reported on the Iranian Presidential election in 2009 from Tehran and the Afghan Presidential Elections in 2014 from Kabul.
  • Her tenure with Rajya Sabha TV lasted until 2017, and she played a significant role in Amir Khan’s show Satyamev Jayate.
  • Currently, she holds the position of senior editor at The Wire.


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