Kishwar Chowdhury Biography – Kishwar Chowdhury Wiki
Kishwar Chowdhury is a MasterChef Australia contestant of Bangladeshi-Indian heritage and a printing business owner. After completing Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies College, Kishwar completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University before completing a post-graduate degree in Graphic Design from the University of the Arts in London. Following a stint in Germany and then six years establishing her business in Bangladesh, Kishwar returned to Melbourne in 2015.
Kishwar Chowdhury Masterchef Australia
Kishwar Chowdhury is a MasterChef Australia contestant of Bangladeshi-Indian heritage. She is the first Bangladeshi-Australian to reach the grand finale of MasterChef Australia. She secured third place in the last episode of Season 13 after Justin Narayan and Pete Campbell. After the final challenge, Justin was the frontrunner with 125 points to Pete’s 124 and Kishwar’s 114. While Justin walked away with $250,000, Pete was awarded $ 30,000, and Kishwar received $ 20,000.
She applied for MasterChef Australia during the lockdown in 2020. Kishwar won over the judges with her sardines in green mango broth, served with black lentils, beetroot, and blood orange bhorta.
Crediting MasterChef Australia alumni Adam Liaw and Poh Ling Yeow for their bravery and inspiration in the kitchen, Kishwar also says she admires the work of Yotam Ottolenghi, Kylie Kwong, Samin Nosrat, and the late Anthony Bourdain.
Having lived on three different continents, Kishwar’s knowledge of mixing spices and understanding ingredients from across the globe, gives her an edge in the MasterChef kitchen, but admits a reliance on memorising recipes is why she steers away from preparing desserts. A self-described savoury cook, she says her best quick and easy dish would be dressed up soupy ramen.
Kishwar Chowdhury Age
Kishwar Chowdhury was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. She is 38 years old.
Kishwar Chowdhury Husband Ehtesham
Is Kishwar Chowdhury married? She is married to her high-school sweetheart husband, Ehtesham Chowdhury. They have two kids together.
Kishwar Chowdhury Parents
Kishwar Chowdhury’s parents Laila and Kamrul Chowdhury (OAM). Her father, Kamrul Chowdhury, is from Bangladesh, and was a freedom fighter. He moved to Australia as a student and met her mother, Laila Chowdhury, who is from Kolkata, India. Her parents are pillars and founders of the Bangladeshi community in Victoria, Australia.
She wrote about her mother in an Instagram post: “My mum, Laila, came here as a young 19 year old student and since called Melbourne her home. She taught us how to eat seasonally, grow and preserve our own produce and adapted many of the dishes she grew up eating to the local fresh ingredients we find here in Victoria.”
Kishwar Chowdhury Family
Kishwar Chowdhury and her husband Ehtesham have two children; a son, Mikayle, and a daughter, Seraphina. She comes from a large Bangladeshi-Indian family. Her father is from Bangladesh, and her motheris from India. Her in-laws are based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Kishwar Chowdhury Neck
What happened to MasterChef Australia star Kishwar Chowdhury’s neck? The MasterChef Australia contestant sparked curiosity after appearing on television with a bandage on her neck. Kishwar told Draw Your Box that the injury was not kitchen-related. She said: “We had a promotional shoot and I tried to get a little fancy with a curling iron and seared my neck. It was actually worse than the oil splatters, burns, cuts and any other kitchen injury this job comes with.”
Kishwar Chowdhury Nationality
She is of Australian nationality and Bangladeshi-Indian origin.
Kishwar Chowdhury Instagram
Kishwar Chowdhury’s Instagram handle is @kishwar_chowdhury. Her Instagram bio reads: “Masterchef Australia 2021. Royal Bengal Tiger Mum. Conveyor of Heritage Cuisine. Melbourne, Australia born & bred with Bangladeshi-Indian heritage.”