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Last Updated: Tuesday January 27 2009 15:21 GMT

All about Sonali


Sonali is one of Newsround's presenters.

She joined the team in 2006.

Find out more about her here:


26th July

Where were you born?

Edgware, Middlesex


One younger brother, Amal


Dancing, listening to music, reading, watching lots and lots of TV and going on holiday.

Favourite colour?

Black doesn't count does it? I'll say gold... only because the meaning of my name is 'golden'!

Favourite item of clothing?


How would you spend your perfect Sunday afternoon?

Eating brunch at a cool café and then going to the cinema.

Favourite animal?

I love big animals like elephants, lions and gorillas. I've been on safari and it's amazing to see animals like that in the wild.

What are you scared of?

Eating meat by mistake (I've always been a vegetarian).

Who/what makes you laugh?

People falling over.

What other jobs have you had?

Shop assistant at my dad's pharmacy, Bollywood/Bhangra dance teacher, TV extra, hand model.

Favourite actor/actress?

I think Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz are good at comedy.

Favourite food?

Dark chocolate, mint-choc chip ice-cream, chips, pasta, garlic bread...yummy!

Most embarrassing moment?

Crying while on safari because I needed the loo so much - it's was SO painful!

Favourite holiday destination?

Kenya or India

What makes a good NR story?

Anything that keeps you watching

Advice to children who want to get into journalism?

Work hard at school. It's never too early to start in the industry... try to get as much work experience as you can... that's the best way to decide which area of journalism you want to work in.

If your school has a newspaper or a magazine, make sure you're involved. If your local hospital has a radio station, try and volunteer on it

Best advice ever given?

Dance like no one's watching

What makes you happy?

Eating chocolate

Favourite gadget?

My iPhone

What's your biggest ambition?

I'd like to be a chat show host like Oprah Winfrey one day.