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Krishnan Guru-Murthy Biography – Krishnan Guru-Murthy Wiki
Krishnan Guru-Murthy is a journalist, broadcaster and one of the main anchors of Channel 4 News. He also commentates on live events for Channel 4 such as the Paralympics Ceremonies, and presents programmes outside the news including the first live televised Autopsy.
Krishnan also fronts Channel 4 News’ podcast ‘Ways to Change the World’ which interviews one guest at length each week about the big ideas in their lives and the events that have helped shape their thinking. He has interviewed celebrities including the musician Nick Cave and record producer Rick Rubin.
Since joining the Channel 4 News team in 1998 he has fronted big events from the Omagh bombing, 9/11, the Mumbai attacks, to special war reports from Syria, Yemen and Gaza. Having covered five British general elections he does special political shows for Channel 4 such as the “Ask the Chancellors” debate.
Krishnan reports for the foreign affairs series Unreported World and commentates on major live events for Channel 4 such as the Paralympics Ceremonies. He also anchors controversial programmes outside the news including the first live televised “Autopsy”.
Krishnan started his TV career at the age of 18 presenting youth television for the BBC. He went on to present, report and produce a variety of programmes from Newsround to Newsnight.
He was one of the contestants on the 2019 series of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer on Channel 4.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Age
Krishnan was born on 5 April 1970 in Liverpool, England. He is 53 years old as of 2023.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Parents
Krishnan Guru-Murthy’s parents were born in India. His father was a consultant radiologist in Blackburn.
In October 2005, Krishnan was refused a visa to travel to Pakistan because his parents were born in India. He was told his parents’ birthplace made it necessary for further background checks to be carried out. The dispute between Pakistan and India over Kashmir sometimes makes it difficult for people with Indian backgrounds to travel to Pakistan, even if, like Guru-Murthy, they are British.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Wife
Krishnan Guru-Murthy is married to his wife Lisa Guru-Murthy, a photographer. They have two children.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Children
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Family
Born in Liverpool, Krishnan Guru-Murthy was the child of an Indian radiology consultant. He grew up with his two siblings: sister Geeta Guru-Murthy and brother Ravi Guru-Murthy in Lancashire.
“We were a close family growing up, living in a little village in Lancashire in which we were the only immigrant family — and the only non-white family as far as I knew,” he told The Times.
He added: “Our family was built around medicine and the NHS: my dad, my parents’ friends and my mother’s father were all doctors, so we grew up assuming that we would do the same thing.”
Krishnan Guru Murthy Weight Loss 2023
Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru Murthy has recently gone sugar-free and lost 11kg (1st 10lb) as of June 2023.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Strictly Come Dancing
Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy was the fourth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2023. The newsreader announced the news on Claudia Winkleman’s BBC Radio 2 show.
Krishnan said: “I’m surprised, delighted and slightly confused to find myself taking part in Strictly on the basis of ‘you only live once!’ and I can’t wait to start learning to dance, but I am slightly worried about my general decrepitude. I know I’m going to love it and have a brilliant time and just hope I’m not the only one enjoying my participation.”
The Channel 4 newsreader will face off against 14 other celebrity contestants, including former Family Fortunes presenter Les Dennis, broadcaster Angela Rippon and actress Amanda Abbington, on the 21st series of the BBC One dance show. Radio host Nikita Kanda, Waterloo Road actor Adam Thomas, Love Island star Zara McDermott, Irish TV presenter Angela Scanlon, Bad Education’s Layton Williams and comedian Eddie Kadi will also take to the dance floor.
He said he had chosen to do Strictly “for the fun. I love my job. It’s very, very privileged, I go to amazing places. I talk to amazing people, but it’s incredibly serious.”
He said: “It’s quite stressful. It can be quite difficult and sort of the idea of being able to have pure intravenous joy, because I’m going to be doing the news at the same time, is just irresistible.
“I told my wife first obviously and I sort of said: ‘What do you think? Do you think I should do it?’ And she was like: ‘Yes definitely do it.’ Which is funny, because we’ve talked about it in the past and we were all like ‘no never’, but something changed this year.
“I think we all just kind of thought, now’s the time. Just do it.”
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Partner
Krishnan Guru-Murthy was paired with professional dancer Lauren Oakley on the twenty-first series Strictly Come Dancing.
“I thought there was a strong chance they would pair me up with Lauren as my dance pro and teacher on #Strictly because she studied Broadcast Journalism at university and has some northern roots and we got on the first day we all met,” Krishnan said about his professional dance partner Lauren. “She wisely chose dance over news in life because she is a stunning champion dancer. We’ve got on brilliantly since we met and she is a great teacher.”
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Illness
Krishnan Guru-Murthy suffers from Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. He also has a genetic heart defect.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Sister
Krishnan Guru-Murthy’s sister, Geeta Guru-Murthy, also works in TV, for BBC News. “Geeta is two years older than me, so we had the usual brother and sister rivalry and fighting as kids. I would hang out with her friends in that irritating-little-brother kind of way,” he told The Times.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Height
Strictly’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (5′ 9″/1.75 m).
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Net Worth
Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy’s net worth is estimated to be £2million.
Guru-Murthy’s Instagram handle is krishgm.