Amrita Gandhi is the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi. She is also an eminent journalist and TV host. She is funny to be with, warm and friendly and would talk to anyone who has a good anecdote. She is famous for the TV show ‘
Royal Reservation’ on NDTV Good Times, which gave her the opportunity to have experience at close quarter the lifestyle of Royalty.
Also, she worked in creative format development in the US and was also a thorough stage performer who had training from the American Conservatory Theatre and Shakespeare & Company. During this period, she had scripted award-winning travel shows such as ‘Ten Things to Do’ and ‘Warrior Tribes in Nagaland’. She had her graduation from Rishi Valley, the University of Durham, UK and London School of Economics.
She also has authored a book ‘Live like a Maharaja: How to Turn Your Home Into a Palace’ that was released by Penguin Books. Above all, she is well known for her show ’Royal Reservations’ on NDTV Good Times, which has given her the opportunity to have visited and experienced at close quarters the lifestyle of the Royalty.
In her show that was hosted on NDTV, she had a conversation with
Sharmila Tagore and
Saif Ali Khan and shot her episodes in ‘Falaknuma Palace’. Later on, she was in the news for filming a documentary ‘Africa Indian Odyssey’ which was shot in Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg. The documentary was a one-hour long documentary and was showcased in NDTV channel and DStv’s saffron channels.
She is also a stage actor. When sh was 21 years old, she began her career as a television reporter but soon quit the job and for four years, she worked for the show ’Royal Reservation’. This TV host was attached to the theater when she was just six years old. She used to act in plays with her neighbors. Later, she performed in the States, performing both Shakespeare and locally written plays in California.
She is married to Mukund Venkatesh, who is MIT graduate. Mukund Venkatesh is Vice-President and General Manager of India Operations of Global Analytics Holdings Inc. headquartered in San Diego. It is being supported by 350 people working in Chennai and Noida currently. They have a daughter named Siya. They live in Chennai and Delhi. She is also the daughter of the former Governor of West Bengal, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who is the son of Mahatma Gandhi’s fourth and youngest son, Devdas Gandhi and was born to Gopalkrishna Gandhi & Tara Gandhi.