Samira Ahmed Biography, Age, Net Worth 2022, Husband, Career

Samira Ahmed is a British journalist, writer, and broadcaster for the BBC, where she has hosted Night Waves on Radio 3 and PM, The World Tonight, Sunday, and Front Row on Radio 4, as well as the BBC Four Proms.

Age of Samira Ahmed

Samira Ahmed was born on June 15, 1968, in Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom. She is 54 years old as of 2022, a British citizen by nationality, and a Christian.

Samira Ahmed
Caption: Samira Ahmed (Sources: Deadline)

Similarly, her birth sign is Gemini, and she currently resides in Wandsworth. Athar Ahmed and Lalita Ahmed are Samira’s father and mother, respectively.

Her mother is a television presenter, actor, chef, and Indian food author who previously worked for the BBC World Service’s Hindi service in Bush House and All India Radio in India. However, no information about Samira’s siblings is available.


Samira attended Wimbledon High School, a private girls’ school in Wimbledon, south London, and also studied English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, between 1986 and 1989.

She edited the Oxford University student publications Isis and Union during this time. She also received the Philip Geddes Journalism Prize for her contributions to student newspapers.

After graduating from City University in London, she went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism. Furthermore, during her undergraduate years, Samira participated in a variety of activities and enrolled in a variety of training courses, which aided her later presentation abilities.

Ahmed also cites Lucy Mathen, the first female Asian reporter on BBC television, who worked on John Craven’s Newsround, as an inspiration, as well as Shyama Perera, a broadcaster who worked in Fleet Street at the same time.

Professional Career

In terms of her career, Samira began as a BBC news trainee in 1990. Ahmed worked for the BBC as a news correspondent, a reporter on Newsnight and the Today show, and a presenter on BBC World and BBC News 24 until December 1997.

Soon after her marriage, she joined the BBC’s Los Angeles bureau and covered the O. J. Simpson trial before moving to Berlin to work as an anchor and political correspondent for Deutsche Welle TV.

Her work has also appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Spectator, and New Humanist, among other British publications. She also worked as a reporter and broadcaster for Channel 4 News from 2000 to 2011.

She hosted Sunday Morning Live, a topical conversation show on BBC One, from 2012 to 2013. She also hosted “I Dressed Ziggy Stardust,” a BBC Radio 4 documentary about Bowie’s popularity among British Asian women, in March 2013.

Endorsements for Brands

Samira has not endorsed any brand, nor has she promoted anything, nor has she been seen in any brand collaborations.

Nominations and Awards

For her contributions to student media, Samira received the Philip Geddes Journalism Prize. Furthermore, she was named Broadcast of the Year at the Stonewall Awards in 2009 for her special broadcast on “corrective” rape of South African lesbians.

She also won the BBC’s Celebrity Mastermind in December 2010, with a special round on Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Married Life of Samira Ahmed

In 1996, Samira married Brian Millar. However, Samira has not revealed her wedding date or any information about her husband. They live in London and have two kids, a son, and a daughter. Samira, on the other hand, has no prior relationships or engagements.


Samira filed a lawsuit against the BBC in October 2019 under the Equality Act 2010. The London Central Employment Tribunal ruled in her favor on January 10, 2020. On February 24, 2020, it was announced that a settlement with the BBC had been reached, but no amount was given.

Net Worth of Samira Ahmed

Samira is a British journalist who has worked on a number of television shows. As a result, she has made a good living in her profession. Samira’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million, and her annual salary is $100,000.

Height of Samira Ahmed

When it comes to her height, Samira stands 5’7″ tall and weighs 63kg. Similarly, her body measurements are 33-24-33 inches, her eyes are brown, and her hair is black. Samira also wears a size 6 dress and an 8 shoe (US).

Social Media

Samira is a frequent Twitter user. She has 67.4k Twitter followers and the handle @samiraahmeduk. Furthermore, Samira is not on any other social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram. Samira also has a website at