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Pinky Ghelani
Pinky Ghelani

Pinky Ghelani is a Kenyan Media Personality, UNHCR Ambassador with Luquluqu, TEDx Speaker, Philanthropist, Humanitarian, International Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Event Moderator, Radio & TV Presenter, Model, Fashion Guru Digital Content Creator and Editor. She was born on 23rd February 1976 and is a third generation Indian born in Kenya.She attended St.Austins School and Braeburn Academy for her high school education. She is married to Raj Sehmi and together they have two children. She started became a Kenyan household after joining 98.4 Capital FM as a Radio Presenter in 1999. In the year 2000 she took part in the Miss India Kenya Beauty Pageant and won. To date, she is considered the most popular Miss India Kenya winner.In 2002 she moved to Kiss 100.3 FM, one of Kenya's most popular radio stations for an year before returning to host The Fuse, a mid-morning breakfast show she hosted alongside Italia Masiero. During the same period, she also won the Best Female Presenter Award in the annual Chaguo la Teeniez (CHAT) Awards which was one of the biggest media & music award shows in the 2000's. While still working on radio, she got the opportunity to host a show on East Africa Television between 2002-2003. After six successful years she bid radio goodbye to pursue her other interests.

She began building her reputation in Print Journalism as a contributor for Cosmopolitan Magazine - South Africa. In 2009, she landed a job as an Editor for DRUM! Magazine East Africa. She also launched her own events and brand development company called The Pink Company, which helped her develop and grow her entrepreneurship skills.She was also the editor of Home & Living,a local magazine owned by media guru Carol Mandi.[1]

In 2007 she married Raj Sehmi, the love of her life in a colorful ceremony that hit the headlines. In 2010 she gave birth to her first child, Ariyana. In 2012 she found herself in the limelight once again, as the host of Fashion & Style on NTV which was aired every Sunday at 6:00 PM. The show made great use of her natural sense of style and love of fashion. In 2016 she began using her platform as celebrity to create awareness about topics close to her heart such as women rights, parenting & human rights by creating and sharing image and video content. She also helped create awareness for numerous brands such as Wanfam Clothing as an influencer.

In 2017, she became a High Profile Supporter for the UNHCR Luquluqu Campaign, a collaborative effort with prominent African personalities and companies to promote the principles and values of sharing responsibility for one another, and sharing resources, in support of the displaced people in Africa. During the same year,Pinky visited Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and met displaced people looking to give their skills and talents to the global community. She has also been using her social platforms to raise awareness about the #StepForSafety walks conducted across Africa to help raise funds for displaced African families.

In 2018 Pinky Ghelani garnered media attention for banking her children's stem cells. According to an interview with Nairobi News[2], she believes that, Stem cell banking is very interesting and I think it is the wave of the future in regards to medicine. She wrote an article on the same topic, on Mum's Village[3], a popular website used by local mothers for advice on motherhood and parenting advice.

In January 2019, she became a TEDx Speaker and in her first appearance talked about "Being In The Moment" [4]which was followed by a talk on "Respect & Values" [5]with TEDxYouth at the Brookhouse School, Nairobi. She also launched a weekly event dubbed What Women Want at the Westgate Mall Pop-Up Market, where she invites a panel of experts and peers to talk about Parenting,Social Media, Women, Health & other key lifestyle topics.




References[edit]

  1. ^ "Funky Pinky". The Standard. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  2. ^ "SNAPPY 7: Pinky Ghelani – Being older than my hubby doesn't bother me". Nairobi News. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  3. ^ Says, <img Alt="" Src="https://Mumsvillage com/Wp-Content/Uploads/2015/05/894607_599199506776712_1981435565_o1-261x154 jpg" Class="avatar Avatar-Wordpress-Social-Login Avatar-56 Photo" Height="56" Width="56" /> Tamulamu. "Pinky Ghelani: Why I Chose to Bank my Baby's Stem Cells". MumsVillage. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  4. ^ TEDx Talks (2019-01-14), Being in the Moment | Pinky Ghelani | TEDxYouth@InternationalSchoolofKenya, retrieved 2019-06-29
  5. ^ TEDx Talks (2019-01-24), Respect & Values | Pinky Ghelani | TEDxYouth@BrookhouseSchool, retrieved 2019-06-29