Shonali Nagrani

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Description She had finished fifth in the Femina Miss India and a result was selected as India's representative to Miss International for 2003. She was consequently entered and finished second in Miss International 2003 as first runner up at the 43rd Pageant in Tokyo, Japan.[2] She also subsequently was given the chance to meet Charles, Prince of Wales at a reception on his official tour of India in 2003 citing that the opportunity was "once in a lifetime".[3]

Since she has been an active model, appearing in shows for Satya Paul[4]

Shonali Nagrani has enjoyed success as a television presenter, featuring on Indian and British television. In her early career, she hosted Popcorn on Zoom TV and was also the host of the Great Indian Laughter Challenge on Star One.[5] Furthermore she went on to feature as the host of Mr. and Ms. TV on Sony and as the presenter of the show, Salaam-E-Ishq, on Star one. Other work includes hosting Filmy Cocktail on Filmy channel and Dumdaar Hits on Sony TV. She was also on Colors for Khatro Ke Khiladi Season 2.[6]

Nagrani has also been an active host for cricket shows since 2007 whilst during the 2010 T20 World Cup she hosted a show on ESPN-Star Sports, before rising to fame by presenting Extra Innings T20 in MAX for the DLF IPL T20 Tournament. She has also hosted Cricket World Cup matches in South Africa.[7] In 2011 she was been signed by ITV to co-host their coverage of IPL4 with co-host Matt Smith, where she acts as an analyst and presenter alongside studio guests.

[edit] Film

Shonali Nagrani has also appeared in Hindi language films in predominantly supporting roles. She was initially supposed to make her debut with the 2005 film Zeher with Emraan Hashmi, although she was forced to pull out after the film faced pre-production delays.[8] She made notable appearances in the 2008 Yashraj Films venture Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi starring Shah Rukh Khan and in the cricket-themed Dil Bole Hadippa in 2009.

[edit] Personal life

This gregarious beauty is basically a Delhite and hails from a Sindhi family. Shonali Nagrani studied at Good Shephered English School, Bengdubi, Bagdogra and Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan,New Delhi. Her father was an officer in the Indian Army was posted at Bengdubi during her childhood. She has a brother who lives in Australia.[9] to participate in plays and skits in school drama and is an alumnus of the National School of Drama.

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