|Personal Details Summary|
|Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB||As of 2023, she seems to be in her mid-forties.|
|Is Roya Nikkhah Married / Wedding & Marriage / Husband / Engaged / Partner||No confirmed information available regarding her relationship or marital status.|
|Children / No. of Kids||No confirmed information available.|
|Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race||Persian|
|Is Roya Nikkhah Iranian?||She was born and raised in the UK. One of her tweets mentioned that she had Persian roots.|
Roya Nikkhah is a British journalist and commentator who currently works as the royal correspondent for The Sunday Times.
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- Roya Nikkhah was born in the late 1970s. Private about her personal life, little is known of her parents, and whether she has any siblings or a romantic partner.
- In fact, the only mention of any family comes from an article about her former boarding school, stating that she convinced her dad to purchase several copies of her first published article.
- In 2018, Roya was nominated for an Asian Women of Achievement Award.
Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info
- Crediting her passion for writing to her English teachers, Roya attended St. Mary’s, an independent private boarding school in Calne, Wiltshire. Here, she got her first taste of journalism success when an article she had written while in lower fourth form was published in the school magazine.
- Later, she went on to attend Newcastle University, majoring in English literature. In 2003, she began a traineeship with Building magazine, despite having no background in the construction industry.
- After nine months with the publication, Nikkhah began a traineeship with the Telegraph Media Group, which evolved into a 10-year career with the company.
Career, Job, Salary and Net Worth :
- After jumping around to different departments at the media conglomerate, one of Roya’s first assignments was with The Daily Telegraph gossip column. On assignment, she would attend 2-3 parties a night in hopes of gaining the scoop on the latest celebrity stories.
- Moving over to The Sunday Telegraph, Roya started as a general reporter before becoming the arts and royal correspondent. As the arts correspondent, she interviewed numerous celebrities and artists, including Jon Bon Jovi, Valentino, and filmmaker, Steve McQueen.
- As the new royal correspondent just two weeks before Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement, her stories quickly made headlines over the next five months leading up to what was considered “the royal wedding of the century.”
- In 2013, Roya began working as a freelance royal correspondent, appearing on internationally recognized media outlets like BBC, Sky News, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few.
- Considered an expert in the field with exclusive access to the royal family, Roya joined the Sunday Times as the royal correspondent in 2018.
- She is still regularly consulted by other news sources for breaking news; in May, she revealed the guestlist for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.
Interesting Facts and Trivia :
- As a general reporter, Roya was once chased down the street after confronting a con artist on whom she was doing a story. Jumping into her photographer’s car to get away, she was attacked with a guitar, resulting in a split lip and chipped tooth.
- With a diverse taste for the arts, Roya is a regular at galleries and theatrical productions (“Jesus Christ Superstar” among her favourites).
- She follows Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on Twitter, and considers the Metallica documentary, “Some Kind of Monster,” as one of the finest rock documentaries ever made.