|Real Name||Smriti Vidyarthi Mohindra.|
|Place of Birth||Kenya|
|Year of Birth||N/A|
Kenyans of Asian origin are generally well-mannered if not conservative. This extends to those we believe celebrities like Smriti Vidyarthi Mohindra. Unlike her partners in the media, the NTV prime time News anchor has shied away from the discussion and continues to maintain high standards of professionalism. Smriti family has been in the media world long before she was born & Kenya gained her independence. This is the biography of one of Kenya’s best media talents.
Age And Meaning of her name
She was born on 2nd of January but her year of birth remains unclear. The news anchor was pestered in 2018 when her name evolved the butt of pranks on the Churchill Show. She went on to clarify the meaning of her tittle“Smriti” (that which will be recognized) and Vidyarthi (means scholar). She cautioned Kenyans not to mock her name.
Smriti’s father Anil Vidyarthi is the head at Colourprint that printed the Finance, The Nairobi Law Monthly, The Individuals and Society-publications that were considered anti-establishment- during the politically charged 90s. Like his dad before him, Anil was detained and charged with sedation in 1998 but later forgave. Sedition laws were also squashed. Smriti’s grandy Girdhari L. Vidyarthi was a co-founder of Colonial Times-an an English & Gujarati newspaper. In 1935, he launched Habari za Dunia, the first personally owned newspaper in Kenya. His freedom of review put him in trouble with the colonial masters when he highlighted the plight of Africans soldiers pulling from World War 2. For this, Girdhari was levied with sedition earning him a place in history as the first publisher in Kenya to encounter such charges.
The news anchor has gnawed books in some of the best universities in the world. Vidyarthi holds a BA in Theatre & Performance Studies from the University of Warwick (UK) & a Masters Degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University (UK).
The apple does not fall far from the tree. Like her father, a more reasonable Smirthi joined the media with her first position of work being K24 where she was a hard-working Business News Anchor. In mid-2008, she joined NTV as a prime-time news anchor and host of NTV Wild Talk, a program on wildlife and conservation. She has interceded for the International Press Institute. Smirti was declared the winner in the 2015 Media Council of Kenya’s 4th Annual journalism Excellence Awards [AJEA] News Bulletin Category defeating Ali Khamis Manzu who was 1st Runners Up and Annette Akisa Wandera who was the 2nd Runner Up [Ebru TV].
The CNN Journalism Fellow is wedded to Aman Mohindra. The two pair the knot in 2009 and received their first child in 2018.