Kanu Priya was an Indian media personality known for hosting the popular spiritual programs “Mind Awakening with Brahma Kumaris” and “Karmabhoomi”. He died on April 30, 2021, after fighting COVID-19.
Kanu Priya was born in 1969 (52 years old; at the time of death) in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. While growing up in Noida, young Kanu Priya soon leaned towards spirituality. She often talked about various facets of spirituality with her family and friends, and later, she became one of the popular faces on television, where she hosted many programs based on spirituality. He attended Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, where he obtained a Master of Science in Mathematics and Informatics.
Height (approx.): 5 ′ 4 ″
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Black
Kanu Priya lived with her two daughters in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Kanu Priya had explored almost every aspect of media, including radio, theater, acting, hosting, screenwriting, film making, and stage performance.
She began her career as an actress and starred in more than 80 serials and 50 TV movies, including Bhanwar (1998-99), Kahi Aek Gaon, Meri Kahani, Kartavya, Tesu Ke Phool, Tumhara Intezar Hai (2002), Anaro, Ranjishen, Ab Aur Nahi and Sur Sargam. In addition to acting in television series and telefilms, he also did many theatrical productions.
TV presenter / presenter
In the 1990s, she began working as a presenter at Doordarshan.
Later, he hosted many spiritual programs on the Aastha channel for seven or eight years. In an interview, Kanu Priya revealed that she never wanted to become a TV host, she said:
He spoke very well (laughs), so I became a presenter. I always enjoyed getting information and was able to connect it and pass it on to people. I never wanted to be an anchor; It just happened and even as a presenter I was involved in a lot of other things. In the early 90s, anchoring was more formal and now it’s more informal, because that’s the trend. It’s just a conversational flow of thoughts. “
Kanu Priya became popular after hosting the television shows “Mind Awakening with Brahma Kumaris”, a show that had a profound impact on viewers, and “Karmabhoomi”, a show that focused on young leadership. In an interview, while talking about Karmabhoomi, he said:
“Karmbhoomi” is an innovative and socially responsible youth-oriented concept with a vision for 2020. Basically it is about creating leaders, who can inspire young people to follow a path of self-improvement and decision-making for the year 2020. The series has six main protagonists who believe in changing the world. Each of them will address different topics such as feminism, body image, mental health awareness among young people, addressing the various problems of old age, the creation of recycled products, the adverse effects of social pressure and awareness of environmental problems. We will go to all the universities, to all the universities with our Karmbhoomi leaders. It’s about how, what and why. What we are going to do is create leaders so that they can inspire others ”.
Gul Guncha Arts
In June 2005, Kanu Priya founded a production company, Gul Guncha Arts, in Noida. In its early years, the production company focused on creating documentaries and short films. In 2011, he began creating semi-fiction talk shows and series including ITZz MY LIFE (on NDTV Imagine), Simply Pure Bites (on Saadhna), Call Mitra (on News24), and New Age Parenting (on Headlines Today). Since 2015, the production house has created many fictional series, including Karmbhoomi (on Bindass Channel), The Desi K’s (with more than 20 million views on YouTube), and Ardhsatya – Jeevan Ke Rahasya (for Dish TV’s OTT platform. ‘Watcho’).
In 2014, he founded Actor Unveiled, an acting academy in Noida. She started this academy to provide a viable platform for budding actors. Academy actors have performed at prestigious venues such as the Russian Cultural Center for Science and Culture, Alliance Frances, Canvas Laugh Club (Noida & Gurgoan), and Max Towers.
On April 30, 2021, Kanu Priya died after contracting COVID-19. Brahma Kumaris’ sister BK Shivani took to Instagram to share the news of Kanu Priya’s passing. She shared a photo of Kanu Priya and wrote:
Angels Om Shanti … Last night a very beautiful angel, an instrument chosen by God … Sister. Kanupriya left his mortal body and advanced towards another magical destination of radiating happiness and health to millions of souls. Kanupriya is a pure, loving, compassionate, selfless soul… always giving. She lived with a higher purpose … to create a beautiful world … and we know that although the costume will change … she will always be the angel of God, whose life will be given to His will and His task of creating the New Age. Let us all meditate and radiate gratitude and blessings towards her … Thank you Beautiful Soul for being who you are and always will be ”.
Facts / Trivia
- Kanu Priya was considered a talkative person, a trait that made her one of the most popular television presenters in India.
- Besides spirituality, Kanu Pariya also organized programs on tantra, numerology and astrology.
- She was a compassionate animal lover and had two dogs as pets.
- Kanu Priya was inspired by the work of Ebrahim Alkazi, a theater director and teacher of Indian theater.
- In an interview, when asked why she described herself as a spiritual seeker, she replied:
I was always inquisitive about life, that’s why I was a good anchor, but when spirituality happened I started asking questions about life and that’s why I became a seeker. He gave me answers to things that I never knew ”.