Nikki 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 75 million listeners.
Nikki has been seen on TV presenting BBC2’s topical weekly arts and entertainment programme, Front Row and as a brilliant panellist on QI (BBC2) .
A regular interviewer and presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Nikki describes herself as ‘glocal’ as her work is both global and local.
Born to an Indian father and English mother, Nikki 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.