BBC correspondent Karishma Vaswani made headlines after her interview with John Cleese who stormed off dissatisfied. The actor and comedian said that he was interviewing with the BBC to discuss his standup shows in Singapore and Bangkok. However, the subject matter of the interview turned to ‘cancel culture.’
Then John accused Karishma of attempting to portray him in an “old-fashioned.’ He tweeted, “She then asked a disjointed question, clearly trying to portray me as old-fashioned, uncaring and harmful.” He added more, “Karishma had no interest in a discussion with me. She wanted only the role of prosecutor. The BBC needs to train her again.”
After the interview, a spokesperson from BBC explained, “This was a fair and appropriate interview which touched on topics that John Cleese has previously been vocal about as well as themes within his new tour.”
The spokesperson continued, “Our presenter is an excellent and experienced journalist who conducted the interview entirely within our editorial guidelines.”
So, here are a few things you need to learn about Karishma Vaswani. Here we cover information about her husband, two kids, career, and net worth.
Who Is Karishma Vaswani Husband?
Karishma Vaswani has kept all of her social media accounts private. Hence getting access to her personal information is almost impossible. But based on a Facebook post from December 2014, Karishma’s husband could probably be Charan Vaswani. According to her interview with Indonesia Expat, she revealed that her husband ran his own business in digital marketing so he was between Singapore and Jakarta.
She hasn’t even shared pictures of her husband or given insight on how long have they been together.
Nevertheless, Karishma Vaswani has two kids with her husband; a son named Krishna (7 years old) and a daughter (Aryana 10 years old). But, in her bio of different social media platforms, she has revealed she is a “mom of 2” but hasn’t written about being a wife. She is available on Instagram (@karishma771), Facebook (@karishma.vaswani.77), and Twitter (@bbckarishma).
Karishma Vaswani Age
As of December 2021, Karishma Vaswani is currently 44 years old.
Karishma Vaswani Nationality
Karishma Vaswani was born in Singapore. But, she was raised in Indonesia. Hence, Karishma is of Singaporean nationality since she revealed she had a Singaporean passport. But, Karishma is originally from Sindh.
How Much Is Karishma Vaswani Net Worth?
As of 2021, Karishma Vaswani has a total net worth of over $1.5 million.
Karishma started her career in media working with CNBC Asia in August 1999. She joined CNBC as an assistant producer worked until September 2003 while based in Singapore. Starting from October 2003, she joined BBC News as a rookie reporter/producer. After two years and three months, she became the presenter of the India Business Report and Mumbai Business Correspondent in Mumbai.
The show was dedicated to examining the issues of trade, business, and economics in India. With that, she became the first Mumbai-based business correspondent to report for BBC World News. She has covered many stories in Asia, ranging from the Mumbai bombings to the Tata-Corus takeover.
After working in India until July 2009, she started serving as Indonesia Correspondent from July 2009 to March 2014. For almost one and a half-year, Karishma served as Indonesia Editor. Since July 2015, she has been working as Asia Business Correspondent.
During her career, Karishma has reported from many locations including Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and India. She has covered important business news stories such as the anniversary of the Asian financial crisis in Indonesia and the last two Indian financial budgets.
Karishma has also conducted interviews with key people from the Asian business world such as the Vice President of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, and the founding father of Singapore, Lee Kwan Yew.
What Is Karishma Vaswani Date Of Birth?
Karishma’s date of birth is not known as of this writing.
Has Karishma Vaswani Revealed Her Family?
Karishma Vaswani revealed that she and her family were Sindhi. Because of the India-Pakistan partition, Sindhis don’t have a distinct homeland so Mumbai became the de facto city for the Sindhi community to celebrate special events such as weddings or big occasions.
Because of that, Karishma would visit Mumbai almost every year as a child. The only thing besides that she revealed was her parents still currently live in Indonesia and have been there for a long time. While in Indonesia, they helped her out a lot looking after her kids.
Since Karishma was the first girl in her family to go and get a job, she also encourages her daughter to do all that she wants. She revealed, “Juggling work and family is not always perfect, but it’s possible.”
How Tall Is Karishma Vaswani?
Karishma Vaswani should stand tall to the height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Where Did Karishma Vaswani Recieve Her Education?
Karishma completed her primary school and high school in Jakarta. She attended Jakarta International School and earned her International Baccalaureate in 1995. For her bachelor’s degree, she joined the University of Warwick where she studied English Literature (British & Commonwealth). She graduated in 1998.