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Anu Benakatti is Chief Operating officer of iAsia News ( April 2021)from Dallas Texas. She is a renowned host and Television anchor.She has great passion for journalism. Anu holds a Bachelor’s degree inBiology/pre medicine from the USA. She also received a Bachelors in Zoology as well as a Masters degree in Reproductive Biology from India.Anu Benakatti is Chief Operating officer of iAsia News ( April 2021) from Dallas Texas. She is a renowned host and Television anchor.

Before joining the broadcasting TV media, Anu was a well known RJ, as she hosted her popular Kannada program “Kannadigare Nimagaagi”. Her goal was to motivate children and young adults of the NRI community to learn and enjoy the rich Kannada culture. She has her live virtual talk show “Global Gupshup” that reaches an audience of 100+ countries worldwide,every week facilitating a platform for many guests to share their wisdom, experience, expertise to connect with the community through creativity providing social,
political,economical, health and educational information. She was the convention chair of Vishwa Kannada Sammelana “NAVIKA” in September 2017 that was attended by over 2500 Kannada fans from all over the world while serving as the Board of Directors of NAVIKA USA. She served as the publicity chair for the AKKA World Kannada convention of
2018. She is the former host and coordinator of the popular DPTV home production reality show of music and dance “Dallas Star Kalakaar” and “Texas Star Kalakaar” for three seasons,which was judged by well known Bollywood celebrity Meenakshi Seshadri. She hosted the launch event of “Life Again Foundation,“ an organization which aims to raise awareness of cancer in Asian populations. Life Again was founded by Gautami Tadimalla and supported by Padmashree Kamal Haasan. Anu is well known in Indian cinema conferences such as the SAFF (South Asian Film Festival), hosted and anchored for Bengali film festival red carpet events and World premier movie “The least of these red carpet
events in Dallas. She has hosted Diwali Mela hailing over 35,000 attendees which featured well known artist and singer “Alka Yagnik” in Dallas.

Anu has also interviewed one of the most sought after Hollywood celebrities, Keanu Reeves (Speed and Matrix).

On May 12th of 2021,she received “Mavericks Community Shining Star Award” from University of Texas Arlington,College of business & UTA SSRE for her services through media, going above and beyond during the world wide covid-19 pandemic,meeting the needs of diverse communities, changing lives, making an impact and bringing smiles.

Anu is currently serving as regional awareness ambassador of “Save a Life Campaign” for the state of Tx, to bring in the awareness of registering for a bone marrow donation.
She is working with many non-profit organizations like,TAHB,EKAM,Life Again and Destination Imagination (educational org). Listed below are a few of her interviews.You can enjoy the following and more on Youtube:

● Foreign Secretary and Indian Ambassador of India  Dr. S.Jaishankar
in 2014 during his USA visit.

https://youtu.be/Ox1-VGdO0B [2]

● Well known Dallas Cowboy Mr. Emmitt Smith.

https://youtu.be/2CCOYPY767M [3]

[1] http://www.videsi.org/about-us.html
[2] https://youtu.be/Ox1-VGdO0B
[3] https://youtu.be/2CCOYPY767M


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