All You Wanted to know about Jagrati Shukla – Facts & Background!

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Jagrati Shukla is a familiar face on twitter known for her controversial tweets. She is infamous for openly shaming leftist ideology and defending right-wing section, for which, she is usually referred as a right-wing apologist. Off late, she is in news for her insensitive remarks on Gauri Lankesh, a senior journalist who was murdered by four assailants in Bengalaru.

Screenshot via JK24X7 News

While her political views are quite known, here we share everything about her based on facts that are stated in her social media profile –

The 24-Year-Old Anchor is from Datia, Madhya Pradesh

Born on July 23, 1993, Jagrati originally hails from Datia city in Madhya Pradesh which is hardly 69km from Gwalior. She went to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Beekar school in the same city. Later she went to Indore in 2012 to pursue her career in Mass Communication from DAVV (Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya). Post completing her Mass Communication in 2015, she shifted from Indore to Bhopal. Currently, she is staying in New Delhi.

Jagrati Shukla Is Currently Working as An Anchor at JK24X7 News

Ms. Shukla is an anchor with the Hindu News channel ‘JK24X7 News’ where she is seen anchoring the show ‘News Room Live’. The channel was launched in November 2016 by RK Arora an ex Executive Director and CEO of ZMCL (Zee Media Corporation Limited. Jagrati is seen daily on the channel at 3 pm with ‘3pm News’.

She Was Earlier with Zee Media Corporation Ltd

Over last three years, she has worked in various media houses. According to her social media profile, she started her career as an anchor with Btv Insight hatchway Bhaskar CCN Multi Entertainment Pvt, Indore and later worked with SITI News Zee Group and ETV Madhya Pradesh in Bhopal. She then joined Kanpur based K-News UP & Uttarakhand. Next, she moved to Delhi and worked in Noida as an anchor in Zee Hindustan and as an assistant producer in Zee Media Corporation Ltd.

She is a Self-Claimed Manchester United Fan

On her social media page, Jagrati claims to be a huge fan of ManU. So, you can timely see updates about the team on her social media timeline. Her other interests include photography, traveling, reading, and dancing. She claims to be an atheist.

Though Jagrati Shukla Claims to be Secular, Her Tweets Narrate Different Story

Check out some of her tweets –

Her Youtube Account was Suspended

According to her tweet, her youtube account was suspended this year in February. Post which she has started going Live on Facebook. Though we could access her account, there are only four videos

There Is an Ongoing Online Petition Running Against Her

In the past, Jagrati was surrounded by several twitter controversies. In one such episode, she asked a Dalit to go clean toilets. Some of her statements have been anti-Sikh and anti-Muslim. This is the reason there is an ongoing online petition on change.org. Going by the page, it is a campaign for her bigotry comments on Twitter. The petition needs 7,500 signatures and as of today have crossed 5,000 signatures already.

 

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