We are honoured to announce that BBC presenter and radio broadcaster, Nikki Bedi will be compering the 2022 annual No2Hh8 Awards in London on the 17th of November.
Nikki Bedi is a television and radio broadcaster with a passion for making arts and culture accessible. She currently curates, writes and presents The Arts Hour on the BBC World Service, their flagship arts and culture programme, which once a month becomes The Arts Hour On Tour, a show that travels across the globe to different countries to bring the hottest names, talents and issues to the airwaves and to 98 million listeners.
She also co-Hosts BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live with the Reverend Richard Coles. A programme she adores because she believes everyone has a story to tell. Nikki has also been a regular interviewer and presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, and has fronted other flagship shows on the station including Front Row and Woman’s Hour.
Over on our televisions, Nikki hosts the new BBC World News series Encounter Culture. She’s been seen presenting BBC2’s topical weekly arts and entertainment programme, Front Row, hosting live screenings and interviews for the BBC, most recently for Ralph and Katie and was a brilliant panellist on QI where she spoke in Hindi.
Nikki describes herself as ‘glocal’ as her work is both global and local. Born to an Indian father and English mother, she began her career in Mumbai as both a stage and film actress and worked with some of India’s finest directors.
Her foray into the world of presenting began when Channel 4 gave her a talk show, Bombay Chat and its success prompted Star TV in Asia to give her a primetime chat show called Nikki Tonight which became Asia’s most widely viewed and also most controversial show.
In her spare time she watches inordinate amounts of television and refuses to discuss the great work she quietly does for her chosen charities.