Naga Munchetty

Birth Day February 25th, 1975
Birth Place Streatham, London, England
Age 49 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Pisces

About Naga Munchetty

A British television presenter, newsreader, and journalist, Subha Nagalakshmi Munchetty-Chendriah is professionally known as Naga Munchetty. She is known for her work on BBC One, the BBC News Channel, BBC World News, and the Andrew Marr Show. She studied English Literature at Leeds University and began her career working for Reuters Financial Television and CNBC Europe. Her first job was as a journalist on the City Pages of the London "Evening Standard" though she also worked on the Business Section of "The Observer". After working as a business producer and reporter for "Channel 4 News" and as a senior producer for CNBC Europe, Munchetty started working as a presenter for Bloomberg Television. She won the BBC show Celebrity Mastermind in 2013, where she disclosed that she was an avid golfer who won a prestigious 2012 tournament. She temporarily left Breakfast to provide maternity cover for "Newsnight" as their acting business editor in January 2017. In recent news, Naga Munchetty called to be 'removed' from BBC after an 'unprofessional' clash with Tory MP.

Famous For

  • Being a British television presenter, newsreader, and journalist.
  • For her work on BBC One, the BBC News Channel, BBC World News, and the Andrew Marr Show.

Naga Munchetty, a famous TV Presenter and Journalist


Early Life of Naga Munchetty

On 25th February 1975, Naga Munchetty took birth with the real name or full name of Subha Nagalakshmi Munchetty-Chendriah in Streatham, London, England (birth nation/hometown). She holds a British nationality and mixed ethnicity. Her mother is Indian and her father is Mauritian.  Analogously, she is from a Christianity religion and her race is black. She happily celebrates her birthday on 25th February of every year and she had celebrated her 45th birthday as of 2020 though as her birthdate, her star sign is Pisces. She is the daughter of Mauritanian (father) and Muthu Chendriah (mother). She has a sister, Mimi. Her family moved to Wales in the early '70s where her mother practiced dentistry and her father trained to be a nurse. She was educated at Graveney School in Tooting and at the University of Leeds, where she read English literature.

Career of Naga Munchetty

  • Naga Munchetty jumps off her television presenter career by working as a journalist on the City Pages of the London "Evening Standard" as well as working on the Business Section of "The Observer".
  • Then, she started working as a reporter for Reuters Financial Television, after which she worked as a senior producer for CNBC Europe, a business producer and reporter for "Channel 4 News" and a presenter on Bloomberg Television.
  • She then joined "Working Lunch" after the show was revamped in October 2008 and stayed with the program until it was canceled in July 2010 as she hosted Radio 4's "Money Box".
  • As well, she has presented early morning bulletins (UKT) on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News since August 2010 though she is also a regular presenter on BBC One's "Breakfast".
  • Similarly, she has hosted as well as presented several shows like "The Spending Review - The South Today Debate", "Paranormal Investigation: Live on Living", "Sunday Morning Live", "Newsnight".
  • She was also the contestant on the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, having been paired with Pasha Kovalev, and being voted out in week four (Sunday 16 October 2016).

Naga Munchetty and her partner, Pasha Kovalev in Strictly Come Dancing


  • She co-presented Britain's Classroom Heroes with Sean Fletcher in October 2017.
  • Munchetty also narrated the BBC documentary "Fear and Faith in Paris" and won "Celebrity Mastermind", which was broadcast on 2nd January 2013.
  • She joined the cast of CBBC sketch show "Class Dismissed" playing a fictionalized version of herself as a Media Studies teacher in 2017.
  • Also, she was ruled to have breached the BBC's guidelines by criticizing US President Donald Trump for perceived racism in September 2019. Munchetty had taken issue with Trump's comments telling his opponents to "go back" to the "places from which they came" in the following July while presenting BBC Breakfast with Dan Walker. Munchetty said: "Every time I have been told, as a woman of color, to go back to where I came from, that was embedded in racism. Now I'm not accusing anyone of anything here, but you know what certain phrases mean."
  • It was reported on 30th September in "The Guardian" that the complaint was also made against her however later that day the Director-General of the BBC Tony Hall overturned the decision after looking into it personally.
  • Furthermore, as recent news, Naga Munchetty called to be 'removed' from BBC after an 'unprofessional' clash with Tory MP.
  • Munchetty began: "I genuinely don't understand why the Education Secretary in charge of education in England has such a different attitude to whether exams should be canceled or not to the Education Minister in Wales. Over the border, part of the four nations, in Scotland. Why is it so different? Why are we divided on this?"
  • Talking over the MP, Munchetty said: "Therefore I will extrapolate - please let me interrupt, I want to pick up on a point."
  • "Sorry, I was just trying to answer," Williamson hit back. "I understand from that point then that those disadvantaged children in Wales and Scotland are going to be more disadvantaged because they're not having exams," Munchetty continued.

Personal Life of Naga Munchetty

Reflecting on Naga Munchetty's personal life, she is a married woman. She was married to ITV broadcast consultant James Haggar whom she met in a public event. Munchetty and Haggar started dating in 2005 and got married in 2007. The couple's relationship is outstanding till now hope it will remain as same as in the future too. Prior to that, she had a long-term relationship with former Norwegian footballer Jonny Hansen, but the pair went their separate ways to pursue their own respective careers. Naga and husband James Haggar do not currently have any children together. Furthermore, talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight. Additionally, she plays jazz trumpet and classical piano, also makes cocktails, a skill she learned while working in bars and pubs during her student days.

Naga Munchetty and her husband, James Haggar

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Net Worth of Naga Munchetty

Moving towards Naga Munchetty's net worth, her worth is around $12 million as of 2020 though she also earns a fine amount of salary too which is around 195,000 pounds-199,999 pounds per year. At present, she has emerged as one of the highly regarded news personas. Her continuous contribution to work has only led her to become more polished and knowledgeable as a journalist. In addition, her major source of income is from a television presenter career and she is happy and satisfied with her profession. She is a hardworking woman and she is doing all of it for herself and her family.

Body Measurement of Naga Munchetty

Naga Munchetty is a versatile and graceful television presenter who stands at a perfect height of 5 feet and 3 inches with a balanced weight. Despite her early morning starts, Naga still doesn't opt for caffeinated drinks! along with a decaf black coffee, which she told "The Guardian". Pretty woman Naga has black hair and dark brown eyes color as her body build type is average. She does regular exercise to keep her fit and fine as a TV presenter whereas she makes a special effort to look professional and attractive on air. BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty has revealed the results of her own lockdown haircut after she admitted she made the decision to cut her hair by herself. ... "I couldn't take it any more, I actually cut all my hair," Naga admitted. Appearing on Strictly Come Dancing, she has weight loss a significant amount of weight after weeks of grueling training. Dancing is not her usual exercise of choice, and she has a passion for golf, playing with a handicap of nine. As per Woman's Day magazine, she has shed almost 15kgs.

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