Kanthi D. Suresh

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Kanthi D Suresh
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Born 25 April
Bangalore, India
Alma mater University College of Commerce & Business Management
London School of Journalism
Occupation Sports Journalist
Years active 2008–present

Kanthi D Suresh is a sports journalist from India. [1] She is known for having anchored the Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games for India. [2] [3]

Asian Games multi-sport event

The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India, until the 1978 Games. Since the 1982 Games, they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after the breakup of the Asian Games Federation. The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.

Commonwealth Games multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations

The Commonwealth Games are an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930, and has taken place every four years since then. The Commonwealth Games were known as the British Empire Games from 1930 to 1950, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954 to 1966, and British Commonwealth Games from 1970 to 1974. It is the world's first multi-sport event which inducted equal number of women’s and men’s medal events and was implemented recently in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Career

Kanthi started her career as an anchor in DD Sports in the year 2008. The first show that she anchored was the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing. After her successful anchoring of the Olympics, she was invited to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi [4] and subsequently, was also chosen to represent India at China to anchor the 2010 Asian Games, which she anchored from Guangzhou. Her popularity soared during 2012 Summer Olympics in London and then she went on to anchor the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Kanthi has also anchored Lusophony Games, held in Goa. Kanthi is also a founder and CEO of Konnexions a consulting firm with its offices in New York, Delhi, London and Sharjah. [5] [6]

DD Sports

DD Sports is a state owned TV channel telecasting from Central Production Centre Delhi. DD Sports was launched on 18 March 1998. In the beginning, it broadcast sports programmes for six hours a day, which was increased to 12 hours in 1999. From 1 June 2000, DD Sports became a "round-the-clock" satellite channel. It was an encrypted pay channel between 2000 and 2003, and on 15 July 2003, it became the only free-to-air sports channel in the country.

2008 Summer Olympics Games of the XXIX Olympiad, held in Beijing in 2008

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China.

Beijing Municipality in Peoples Republic of China

Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.

Personal life

Kanthi is married to an IAS officer [7] and former Ranji player Sh. D. Suresh. [8] Kanthi is also related to Late and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Smt. J Jayalalithaa. [9]

Ranji Trophy

The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between teams representing regional and state cricket associations. The competition currently consists of 37 teams, with all 29 states in India and two of the seven union territories having at least one representation. The competition is named after first Indian cricketer who played international cricket, Ranjitsinhji, who was also known as 'Ranji'.

Jayalalithaa Indian politician and actress

Jayaram Jayalalithaa was an Indian politician and film actor who served five terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for over fourteen years between 1991 and 2016. From 1989 she was the general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), a Dravidian party whose cadre revered her as their Amma (mother), Puratchi Thalaivi and Thanga Tharagai. Her critics in the media and the opposition accused her of fostering a personality cult, and of demanding absolute loyalty from AIADMK legislators and ministers who often publicly prostrated themselves before her.

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