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Nihal Arthanayake Married, Wife, Family, Parents, Ethnicity, BBC, Height

Published On: 17 Aug, 2017

Nihal Arthanayake Married, Wife, Family, Parents, Ethnicity, BBC, Height

It’s pretty astonishing for DJ to become a celebrated TV and Radio presenter, Nihal Arthanayake pursued his dream to become a DJ but ended being a BBC Radio 5 live host. Nihal became one of the top shelf presenters and even stumbled in his career even after a live breakdown in the show after his old manor Grenfell Tower was destroyed by fire taking innocents lives of 80 people.

Career as a BBC Presenter:

Essex-born Nihal, 46, graduated from Burnt Mill School and began his career as a recording artist but after underwhelming career, he pursued his career as a rapper. Nihal likes to call himself DJ Nihal worked with DJ Sanj, Fun Da Mental, and Punjabi MC. He even worked as a freelance music journalist for Asiana, Eastern Eye, Attitude, and The Observer.

After realizing he would make a significant name for himself, he joined BBC Radio 1 in 2002 and became co-host under DJ specialist category alongside DJ Bobby Friction in Asian Beats Show. He then shifted to Review With Nihal in 21st September 2009. On 14th June 2014, BBC Radio 1 announced that he is set to leave in September. Nihal then made a comeback in 2016 as the co-host of the weekday-afternoon show BBC Radio 5 Live.

In June 2017, the presenter experienced an embarrassing moment when he broke down live on air after Grenfell Tower was burnt down in North Kensington. The presenter had to be consoled by his colleagues twice as he tried to compose himself. 

His Wife is Everything to Him!!!

The former DJ is a total family man and spends quality time with his loved ones. The presenter is a married man and has a family of four individuals along with his wife, and two children.

DJ love for his wife is unprecedented which is evident by the fact that he never forgets to mention her on Twitter every once in a while. The presenter even said that his wife means everything to him, but he hesitates about revealing her name.

Nihal is also a proud parent of two children, one son and one daughter forming a perfect family. He likes to give priority to his family than his job. He said that he is a son, a husband and a father way before He is a presenter.

The father of two tweeted on 12th July revealing that his daughter is eight the next day and she is still 17 years until she can have a boyfriend to whom she will marry if his family is doctors. Good Luck to him!!

A Rewind of His Life:

The DJ was born as Nihal Arthanayake on 1st June 1971 in Harlow, Essex, England. Nihal was born to Sri-Lankan parents and belongs to Asian-British ethnicity. The DJ possesses a tall height and has a decent body shape. The supporter of Tottenham Hotspur, a kind of a home team, is seen in various concert and sports arena.