Nalini Singh (Journalist) Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Nalini Singh


Nalini Singh is an Indian journalist, news presenter, and author. She is best known for hosting “Aankhon Dekhi,” a program on Doordarshan based on investigative journalism.


Nalini Singh was born on Saturday, 1 September 1945 (age 74 years; as in 2019) in Jalandhar, Punjab. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She did her schooling from Barakhamba’s Modern School in Delhi.

An old picture of Nalini Singh

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Family & Caste

Nalini Singh belongs to a Brahmin Family.

Parents & Siblings

Nalini is the daughter of consumer rights activist, Hari Dev Shourie.

Nalini Singh’s father

She has two brothers. Her brothers, Deepak Shourie is an Indian Journalist, and Arun Shourie is a well-known Indian economist and politician who has also served as the Union Minister in the Government of India.

Nalini Singh’s brother, Arun Shourie

Nalini Singh’s brother Deepak Shourie

Relationships, Husband & Children

Nalini Singh is married to S. P. N. Singh, son of Sir Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh, former Governor of Uttar Pradesh and the first Indian Ambassador to Nepal. Her daughter, Ratna Vira is an author. Her son, Sukaran Singh is the Vice-President of Tata Advanced Systems.

Nalini Singh’s daughter, Ratna Vira

Nalini Singh’s son, Sukaran Singh


Nalini Singh started her career as a journalist and TV anchor with Doordarshan. She has anchored many popular current-affairs programs on the channel. In 1995, Nalini anchored a social documenting series, Hello Zindagi, on Doordarshan

Nalini Singh presenting news on Doordarshan

She is well-known for presenting the investigative journalism program “Aankhon Dekhi” on DD Metro Channel (Currently known as DD News). She anchored the show from 1990 to 2002. Nalini is the managing director of TV Live India Pvt Ltd. She is also the managing editor of the news channel, Nepal-1.

Nalini Singh during an interview


Nalini Singh attracted controversy for misbehaving with a reporter (Anjana Rawal) of her news channel, Nepal-1. While calling her a ‘Bitch,’ Nalini asked Rawal to “Eat” her shoes, which enraged Anjana, and she slapped Nalini and filed a defamation suit against her.


  • Her hobbies include writing and painting.
  • In 1980, Nalini assisted the author Devaki Jain in writing the book “Women’s Quest for Power: Five Indian Case Studies.”

    Women’s Quest for Power: Five Indian Case Studies Book

  • In May 2014, Nalini’s daughter, Ratna Vira, published a novel titled “Daughter by Court Order,” which rose some speculations if it was an autobiography.
  • During an interview, Singh’s daughter, Ratna, revealed that she had a difficult relationship with her mother.
  • Singh was one of the five journalists who had been asked to record their statements by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Delhi Police in the Sunanda Pushkar Murder Case. Reportedly, Nalini was good friends with Sunanda, and she was one of the few persons with whom Sunanda had spoken during the last few hours before her death.