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Marya Shakil, CNN - IBN: Profile, Husband, Family and Age

Marya Shakil is the Senior Anchor and Political Editor of CNN – IBN. She is one of the most respected political journalists in the contemporary India. People belonging to all hues of political spectrum closely follow her because of her incisive and unbiased reporting. She understands pulse of Indian politics which is manifestation in many of her correct predictions.



Post 2014 or in the Modi era, majority of journalists are finding it tough to get ‘inside stories’. Their anonymous sources are continuously failing them. But, Marya Shakil has successfully got right sources and breaking news. It is not only sources, but she has also developed deep understanding of the system while working for more than 12 years as a journalist and anchor.

Biography and Wiki of Marya Shakil

Marya Shakil was born and brought up in Patna in a political family. Her exact age is not known. She has completed her entire education from Delhi. After graduation, she took admission in the prestigious Jamia Milia Islamia for Masters in Mass Communication. Her first job was with CNN – IBN where she has remained till date. She joined CNN – IBN in 2005 and working there since then. From a desk reporter, she rose to the Senior Political Editor of the channel.

Marya Shakil is also known for breaking news about BJP and its allies. She has got some perfect sources there. She remained the only media personality worth believing when it comes to political development of Bihar and UP.

Marya has also worked wonderfully in exposing some corruption cases. She came to the forefront in rousing people’s sentiments against prevailing corruption during the Anna movement.

The cool and passionate Marya was the only journalist who exactly predicted 2014 Lok Sabha Election (Modi Wave), 2015 Bihar Election (Mahagathbandhan or Grand Alliance sweeping) and, more importantly, 2017 UP Election (where she was the only one who was seeing more than 300 seats for the BJP).

Marya is the recipient of many awards and recognitions, including the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for Government and Politics.

Family of Marya Shakil

Marya belongs to a respected political family of Bihar. Her father Late Shakeel Ahmed Khan was from Jehanabad district Bihar. He was one of the brightest stars of rather lackluster Rabri Devi government. He had later switched to JDU. He died in 2012. Marya gets perfect news about Bihar, because of these links. She is also given very good treatment by all four big politicians of Bihar – Lalu, Nitish, Sushil Modi and Ramvilas Paswan.



Marya has two more sisters – the elder sister Adila Shakeel is US educated and generally resides there. Her younger sister Fauzia Shakeel is a lawyer at Patna High Court. They have no brothers. All three sisters are away from active politics.

Husband of Marya Shakil


Marya is married to Irfan Khan who is a successful businessman. He was business manager with Microsoft and Senior Manager with Paytm before starting his own firm BlogMint.  The couple lives in New Delhi and has a son.

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