Sonali Shah Husband, Children, Family, Ethnicity

By Oshil Pokhrel | Published On: 15 Nov, 2019
Sonali Shah Husband, Children, Family, Ethnicity

Freelance broadcast journalist Sonali Shah is the bright face of BBC Sports, who has been hosting BBC One's Escape to the Country and several marquee live events over recent years. She is a longtime presenter of Newsround and has covered events like London Marathon, Boat Race, 2011 Cricket World Cup, and Queen's 90th birthday.

After her professional broadcasting career in 2002, she has worked with several stations like BBC World Service, World Business Report, and The World Today. Her longtime stint in the world of broadcast journalism served her to win the BAFTA-Award for the presentation of Beijing Olympics and special reports from Afghanistan and Haiti.

Is Sonali Shah Married? Who Is Her Husband?

Inspect into the love life of Sonali Shah reveals that she is a married woman. She and her husband Adarsh tied a knot in May 2008, where the broadcaster journalist donned a one-shoulder gown during her big day.

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In the course of their blossoming marital relationship, the lovebirds welcomed two children, a son, and a daughter. After the birth of the first child, a daughter named Ariana in November 2013, she carried large handbags to fit all the baby things.

Sonali Shah with her daughter Ariana (Photo:

Within three years, Sonali and her husband Adarsh added a new bundle of joy, a son named Rafi in 2016. She often took her two kids to East Africa to meet their two great grandmothers who live in Kenya and Tanzania. According to Sonali, her kids enjoy safari while in Africa.

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As of now, the family of four is residing in northwest London, harnessing their bond to the fullest.


Sonali's parents are Indians, who immigrated to the United Kingdom for the betterment of their lives. Her father runs a pharmacy and is working for National Health Service since 1971. In the family, Sonali has a younger brother named Amal.

The broadcast journalist does not shy to showcase the bond with her parents on social media. She feels proud of her Indian parents and defines her mother as a typical 1970s midwife. Also, in the family, she has an aunt named Aarti Shah, who is her father's little sister.

Bio, Education

Born in 1980 in Edgware, Middlesex, England, Sonali Shah celebrates her birthday on the 26th of July. The freelance broadcaster loves to travel and has spent time in East Africa, Uganda, Nile, Brazil, and South Africa. Also, a trained dancer, Sonali, studied Indian classical and folk for more than a decade.

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Sonali is into fashion and cites Oscar de la Renta as one of her favorite designers. For the basics, the 39-years-old freelancer likes Zara clothes and often shops online and clothes from Asos. She even spent almost two weeks in Mumbai, India, and designed two beautiful wedding outfits.

As for the education, she studied at Whitmore High School and later graduated from Nottingham Trent University. Her ethnicity is that of Asian and possesses a British nationality. On the matter of physical attributes, Sonali has a height of 5 feet and 1 inch tall.