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

arfa khanum sherwani biography

Arfa Khanum Sherwani is an Indian journalist and News anchor. She is currently working as the senior editor of The Wire. She is known for the coverage of 2014 Afghanistan presidential elections. She is also known as left wing secular reporter among critics. She has more than 19 years of experience in journalism. She has received 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
  • She completed her doctoral studies from the Jamia Millia Islamia on a comparative study of dalit and muslims.
  • Arfa Khanum Sherwani started her career in journalism in 2000. She Came to Delhi and joined The Pioneer.
  • In 2003, she joined NDTV as a principal correspondent and news anchor, covering foreign and minority affairs.
  • She covered the Iranian Presidential election 2009 from Tehran, and Afghan Presidential Elections 2014 from Kabul.
  • She worked with Rajya Sabha TV until 2017.
  • She was also a key member of Amir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate.
  • She is currently a senior editor at The Wire.


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