Mini Mathur

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Mini Mathur
Mini Mathur on Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week 2017 (17) (cropped).jpg
Mini on Lakme Fashion Week 2017
Born (1976-08-21) 21 August 1976 (age 42)
Alma materDelhi Public School, Mathura Road
Delhi Public School, RK Puram, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
Spouse(s)Kabir Khan

Mini Mathur (born 21 August 1971) is an Indian television host, actress and model. She was the host of the Indian reality singing contest Indian Idol for 4 seasons. Earlier, she was a VJ on MTV India where she hosted many shows. She has an MBA in marketing and recently played a role in the film I, Me Aur Main. She hosts an interview show with politicians, industrialists and opinion makers called Dilli dil se. She also was a contestant in the second season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2007.[1][2]


Mini is one of the most popular TV hosts in India. She holds a degree in English literature from Lady Sriram College and in business management from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad.

She started her career as an advertising professional at J Walter Thompson, New Delhi through IMT Campus Placement. A chance opportunity to be the face of Ray-ban sunglasses led her to many more modelling assignments and her first game show on Indian television called Tol mol ke Bol. Several more game and quiz shows and a travel show led her to Mumbai where she joined as a VJ, after a contest where she impersonated Simi Garewal interviewing Mamta Kulkarni.

In four years at MTV Mini hosted concerts by international artists, interviewed film and pop stars, appear on youth campuses, give advice on love, and play classic tracks. At MTV, she presented Bombay Blush, a culture show on India that aired in the UK. She hosted 2 seasons of the show on BBC2.

She returned to mass entertainment with the first edition of the smash hit, Indian Idol and continued to be a favorite for 3 seasons. She took a break to have a baby. She did several shows on music thereafter. Having accumulated goodwill among musicians. Yeh shaam Mastani, an interview-based concert series. Mini then stepped into the jungles of Taman Negara in Malaysia for 2 months to host the first season of Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao live, the Indian edition of "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here".

She appeared as a celebrity contestant on Jhalak Dikhlaja Season 2. She then hosted a hardcore sports quiz show called Sports ka Superstar which gave her a chance to hone her sports knowledge and appear on two seasons of Kaun Banega Crorepati (Who Wants to be a Millionaire) as an expert lifeline. She returned to host Indian Idol season 6 in 2012.

She is known to harbor political aspirations. She hosts an interview show with politicians, industrialists, and opinion makers on DD, the national channel. Known for her sense of style and her love for vibrantly coloured handloom sarees, Mini appeared in many ad campaigns for Ultra doux, L'Oreal and Comfort.

Personal life[edit]

Mini Mathur resides in Mumbai with her husband, film director Kabir Khan as well as her children, Vivaan and Sairah.[3][4]



Year Film Role Notes
2002 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar guest appearance
2013 I, Me Aur Main Shivani
2019 Mind the Malhotras Mrs Shefali Malhotra Web series


  1. ^ "Katrina Kaif makes pancakes on friend Mini Mathur's show". Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  2. ^ "I don't like to be boxed': Mini Mathur". Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  3. ^ "How did Kabir Khan marry Mini Mathur?". Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Khan vs Khanna – 'Not Applicable': Mini Mathur on how she married filmmaker Kabir Khan". Retrieved 10 June 2017.

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