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

By Ravi Lama | Updated On: 04 Nov, 2018
Nihal Arthanayake Married, Wife, Family, Parents, Ethnicity, BBC, Height

Quick Information

Date of Birth June 01, 1971
Age 49 Years 11 Month(s)
Nationality British
Profession Presenter
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Name Not Disclosed
Divorced Not Yet
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth Not Disclosed
Ethnicity Mixed
Children/Kids 2
Education Burnt Mill Academy

It’s pretty astonishing for DJ to become a celebrated TV and Radio presenter. The DJ-turned-TV/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. 

Nihal's Voyage From DJ To BBC Presenter

The graduate of Burnt Mill School, Nihal, 47, began his career as a recording artist but after underwhelming career, he pursued his career as a rapper. He started being involved in the music industry and worked as the promoter of rap shows. In 1988, Nihal released his own track 'Into The Music' on the British Hip Hop compilation 'Hard Core One.' He even worked with Fun Da Mental and Punjabi MC, Badmarsh & Shri, Mentor, and few more.

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At the age of 31, Nihal 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.

Nihal Arthanayake's Intimate Married Life; Surpasses Over Decade Of Marriage!

The former DJ, Nihal Arthanayake is a family man, who spends quality time with his wife and kids. He married his girlfriend on 25 August 2005 whose identity is yet to be revealed. After two years of Nihal's marriage on 24 November 2007, he and his wife welcomed their first baby boy. Later,, on 13 July 2009, the family of three was blessed with a baby, daughter.

Nihal Arthanayake poses with his son and daughter (Photo:

Nihal’s 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. Back on 3 May 2016, he also wished her on her birthday via Twitter.

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The couple is savoring their intimate relationship and surpassed their 13th wedding anniversary on 25 August 2018. Currently, Nihal, who is a proud parent of two children, is forming a perfect bond with his family.

Nihal Arthanayake's Wiki, Height

Born on 1 June 1971 in Harlow, Essex, England, Nihal Arthanayake holds a British nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity (British and Sri Lankan descent). He was raised by the Sri-Lankan parents.

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Nihal, who possesses a tall height and has a decent body shape, completed his education from the Burnt Mill Academy. Nihal is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, as per the wiki.