Asjad Nazir is a London, United Kingdom, based Writer, Journalist, Columnist, and Editor.In 1999,he started off as a freelance writer for many high profile publications like Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, The Mirror, India Weekly, The Guardian Newspaper, Asian Times, The London Paper, The Independent Newspaper, Occasions Magazine, Press Association, E-Guide, News Of The World, New Nation, The Telegraph Newspaper, Daily Star, The Express, Look Magazine, Daily Star Sunday,
Time Out, and Evening Standard and now is working as an Entertainment/Lifestyle editor in UK’s most established newspaper, Eastern Eye Newspaper. Roaming all around the world he has cracked interesting stories and interviewed big names in Hollywood as well as Bollywood, the list contains
Shah Rukh Khan,
Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif.
He has penned down 3 books on Indian cinema and about 100 Bollywood columns of Press Association. In July 2013, came out his lists of 100 Greatest Bollywood Stars and 100 Greatest Bollywood Films of all time, which got global media coverage. Also, his famous annual lists of 50 Sexiest Asian Men and Women continue to get popularity and fame among the global press coverage.He has written and edited weekly pages dedicated only to South Asian Music artist in the world providing many of them their first coverage. Nazir has become one of the most influential commentators on TV, Radio and online.
He has been used as a media expert by many TV channels, online portals and festivals including the BBC Asian Network, BBC News 24, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5, London Indian Film Festival, Channel Four, The European Chamber Opera, Tongues on Fire Film Festival, ITV News, Apple, Sky News, London Asian Film Festival, ARY Digital, Sanona, India Today TV . In 2013, he hosted a show in Mumbai, which was a 10 part Tv series, where he interviewed celebs like
Vidya Balan and Anil Kapoor.
He has hosted the first global Bollywood Podcast for Apple where he interviewed
Priyanka Chopra and
Hrithik Roshan. Asjad has also hosted the red carpet for Bollywood Oscars namely, IIFA Awards in Macau. He is the only British Asian media person whose work has got recognition numerous times on global media and trended on social networking site Twitter.