Mixed Ethnicity Naga Munchetty's Broadcast Consultant Husband. Having Children?

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As she was born in Streatham, London, to Indian parents, she has a mixed ethnicity but to be exact, her ethnicity is British Indian. Being a British Indian, she could have chosen anyone, a British man or an Indian as her life partner. Eventually, she chose to marry a person from where she was born; however, she hasn’t also talked about it explicitly but let’s just learn about it as much as we can.
Mixed Ethnicity Naga Munchetty's Broadcast Consultant Husband. Having Children?

Quick Information

  • Husband/Spouse James Haggar
  • Lesbian No
  • Eye Color Dark Brown
  • Hair Color Black
  • Hair Short
  • Height/ How Tall? 5' 3" (1.61 m)
  • Education Bachelor of Arts
  • College University of Leeds
  • High School Graveney School
  • Ex-Boyfriend Jonny Hansen
  • Wedding Date 2007
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Date of Birth Feb 25, 1975
  • Age 49 Years, 4 Months
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Sister/s Mimi
  • Mother Muthu Chendriah
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Zodiac Sign Pisces
  • Birth Name Subha Nagalakshmi Munchetty-Chendriah
  • Profession Television Presenter
  • Birth Place Streatham, London
  • Nationality British

Born in Streatham, London, to Indian parents, she has a mixed ethnicity, or more precisely, a British Indian ethnicity. Being a British Indian, she could have chosen anyone, a British man or an Indian, as her life partner.

Naga Munchetty Married Life And Her Husband?

Eventually, she chose to marry a guy from her birthplace. However, she hasn’t yet talked about it explicitly. Nevertheless, let’s just learn about it as much as we can.

Naga Munchetty is a married woman, and the name of her husband is James Hagger, who as we came to know is a Multi-camera Director and a Broadcast Consultant, rendering Freelance services in the United Kingdom. Before his current profession, he worked as a Senior Studio Director and ITV Studios. He has also worked as a Senior Director at the mighty CNBC Network.

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James is not a familiar figure as his wife, and neither of them has ever mentioned anything about their marriage details.

Naga Munchetty poses with husband James Hagger at BAFTAS awards (Photo:

Even the date of their marriage is unavailable at the moment. As much as we know right now, Naga is living a happy family life with her husband as there is no news about the couple likely to go through a divorce anytime soon.

Her Children?

When we did our research on her to find out if she has children or is already blessed with a child, the outcome was the same as her married life. Any information related to her "motherly side" has been kept as an utter secret. Nobody except her close ones and herself know the whereabouts of their children.

One thing is known though she is the mother to her two Siamese cats – Kinky and Ronnie whom she shares with husband James.

Well, this is pretty much everything about her personal life, but this is not the end. We still have things to know about her professional career.

Naga Munchetty, @BBCNaga started her career in journalism as a writer on the City Pages of the Evening Standard. She began reporting for Reuters Financial Television and later moved to work at CNBC Europe as a senior producer. It was not until August of 2010 that she began working at the BBC News Channel as early morning bulletins presenter.

Munchetty is currently a regular presenter of the BBC Breakfast and is also a permanent presenter of Sunday Morning Live on BBC One as of June 2016.

Once in her journalism career, she had to face an incredibly awkward situation when Lisa Stansfield asked her if she slept with the deceased legendary guitarist Prince on her 21st birthday when she went to meet him. Munchetty had a short answer to that with a frightened face, “How very dare you?

Interest Other Than Journalism

Naga Munchetty, apart from her busy work life, takes the time to visit the golf course as frequent as possible. She even said that golf had changed her life. When she had a chat with Scotsman, she said,

“I’ll be honest, golf has changed my life. It’s helped with my temperament and my focus and when you work the hours I work in a studio, being outside for four to five hours a day is good for you.”

Naga Munchetty ready for a shot (Photo:

Currently, we came to know through that Naga Munchetty will be competing in the BBC’s top show Strictly Come Dancing. Yes, the talented presenter and golfer will be putting her best foot forward as she has been named the 9th celebrity on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. Before she revealed it, this news was only known to her husband. She is said to be starting since February and seems to be fairly excited about it.

"I never thought I'd have the courage to say yes, but it would be simply silly to turn down the chance to learn to dance with a professional."

As always, expect the unexpected. Munchetty was seen as a contestant on 2016 Strictly Come Dancing and was paired with the Russian professional Latin and Ballroom dancer Pasha Kovalev who also won the 2014 series of Strictly Come Dancing with partner Caroline Flack. With the new experience, she is also concerned about what her viewers will think of her. In an interview with Radio Times, she said, 

I had a lot of reservations. I’ve got a serious persona on air and it’s important the public trust and respect me. I was concerned they’d see me spinning around in sequins then not take what I’m saying as seriously.

But, she couldn’t last for long in the dance reality show. Well, she and her dance partner Pasha Kovalev were eliminated in the fourth week. Naga’s extra activities also include acting as a judge on Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2016. 

Besides golf, she is also active in other sports. She took part London Marathon in 2013 and cycled 100km for Ride the Night in 2015.

On Her Multi-cultural Family 

Naga had an interesting childhood as she grew up with cultural influences of two countries; India and Mauritius.

Her Indian mom and Mauritian father met at Wales in the 70s while they were in college. The former was a dentistry student while the latter was studying to be a nurse. The couple fell in love and got married without telling Naga’s grandparents. 

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When her mom was pregnant with the BBC’s host, she switched to nursing. Her parents worked very hard to provide for Naga and her sister Mimi.

Thus, she credits her parents for instilling a strong work ethic in her. Influenced by her parents, she indeed works very hard to deliver the best and has been entertaining her audience for so long. 

Naga Munchetty’s Bio

Naga Munchetty was born on February 25th, 1975, in London. She attended Leeds University, and she studied English Literature and English Language. Her career kick-started when she began reporting for Reuters Financial Television which later led her to work as a senior producer for CNBC Europe.

Naga Munchetty currently works for BBC and presents BBC One’s BBC World News, BBC Breakfast alongside Charlie Stayt, Louise MinchinCarol Kirkwood, and Susanna Reid. She also reports for Victoria Derbyshire and previously worked on Working Lunch.

From her job as a journalist, she earns a salary average £42,036.