Nikki Bedi Speaker

Nikki Bedi

Television and radio broadcaster with a passion for making arts and culture accessible

Nikki Bedi: Biography highlights

Nikki Bedi currently curates, writes and presents The Arts Hour on the BBC World Service, their flagship arts and culture programme, which once a month becomes The Arts Hour On Tour, a show that is travelling across the globe, one country at a time, to bring the hottest names, talents and issues to the airwaves and to 75 million listeners.

Known for:

TV Presenters and Broadcasters

Languages spoken:

English, French

Full biography of Nikki Bedi

Nikki Bedi’s background

She has most recently been seen on TV presenting the topical, weekly arts and entertainment programme Front Row, on BBC 2 on Saturday nights. She’s a regular interviewer and presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and has presented Front Row and Woman’s Hour on the same station.

Describing herself as ‘glocal’, Nikki’s work is both global and local and her Sunday morning show on BBC Radio London keeps her at the heart of the capital’s radio station.

Born to an Indian father and English mother, Nikki began her career in Mumbai as both a stage and film actress and worked with some of India’s finest directors.

Her foray into the world of presenting came when the UK’s Channel 4 gave her a talk show, Bombay Chat and its success prompted Star TV in Asia to give her a primetime chat show called Nikki Tonight, which became Asia’s most widely viewed and most controversial talk show.

After spending time living and working in Los Angeles, Nikki returned to the UK to become the face of Universal’s film channel The Studio and also presented the live movie show Worldwide Screen on NOW TV.

Nikki has hosted a plethora of corporate events including the NFRN Awards, the Asian Business Awards and, most recently, the Afiya Awards – an inaugural event honouring the leaders in health and social care.



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Available for:

After Dinner Engagement
Awards Hosting
Moderating and Emcee

Watch Nikki in action

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“Tbilisi is the obvious place to explore” – Nikki Bedi, Presenter of BBC Radio 4's The Arts Hour
“Tbilisi is the obvious place to explore” – Nikki Bedi, Presenter of BBC Radio 4's The Arts Hour
The Afiya Trust

Her empathy, energy and ability to manage a demanding schedule of awards and entertainers was a true reflection of her professionalism. The Afiya Trust has no hesitation in recommending Nikki to other clients, and we hope that we can work with her in the future.'

Patrick Vernon
Chief Executive

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