Martin Bashir Wiki, Bio, Height, Instagram, Twitter, Wife, Children, Family

In addition to being a journalist, Martin Henry Bashir worked as a broadcaster for British and American television and the B.B.C.’s Panorama program.

Much lauded at the time, it was eventually revealed that he obtained the interview through forgery and trickery.

Bashir worked as an anchor for A.B.C.’s Nightline, a political reporter for M.S.N.B.C., and a journalist for N.B.C.’s Dateline N.B.C. Bashir was appointed as B.B.C. News Religious Affairs journalist in October 2016, succeeding Caroline Wyatt.

Martin Bashir Profile

Martin Bashir Profile
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Before moving any further, let’s look at Martin Bashir’s profile. 

Full nameMartin Henry Bashir 
Common nameMartin Bashir
Date of birth19 January 1963 
Place of birthLondon, England
Age59 years old
Zodiac signCapricorn
FatherNot known 
MotherNot known 
Siblings(Four) Tommy and three
Ethnicity Asian
OccupationJournalist, news anchor, musician
Sexual orientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
WifeDeborah Bashir
EducationKing Alfred’s College of Higher EducationKing’s College London
Salary Under review 
Net worthBetween 3 to 5 million dollar 

Martin Bashir Age, Ethnicity and Religion

Martin was born on January 19, 1963. He is 59 years old in 2022. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

He can speak both English and Urdu fluently. 

In his late teens, he switched from Islam to Christianity after attending a church in south London. 

He identifies as a devout Christian, having been interested in Christianity since he was a child. He was occasionally seen visiting Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York.

Martin Bashir Family

Bashir was born and reared in Wandsworth, London, to liberal Pakistani Muslim parents. During WWII, his father served in the Royal Navy. 

To begin with, he was born into a Muslim family. His mother and father were born in Pakistan and moved to the U.K. in 1951. He is one of their five children. Tommy, one of them, died in 1991 due to muscular dystrophy.

Bashir was one of five children, one of whom died in 1991 due to severe dystrophy. Bashir dedicates his life choices to his late sibling, recalling his debut on Celebrity X Factor.

Bashir devoted his life decisions, including his involvement on The X Factor: Celebrity, to his late brother. Bashir stated that in 2019, “Every time I have faced a challenge, I have heard him whispering, saying, ‘What excuse do you have? You have no excuse.'”

Martin Bashir Wife and Children

He happily married his wife, Deborah, and he has three children. Deborah is a registered nurse. Samuel, Phoebe, and Eliza are the names of his children.

Martin Bashir Health  

In 2016, he was dealing with a pituitary tumor that was expanding. He was hit by an overhead light and had to go to the hospital for stitches. He returned to the doctor in 2008 because of persistent headache pain, and the tumor was identified.

He was reported to be “very ill” with the coronavirus in October 2020 and underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in late 2020 and other surgical treatments in spring 2021.

Martin Bashir Height and Weight 

He stands 1.68 m or 5 feet 6 inches tall on average. There isn’t any information about his weight. Martin has dark brown hair and has bright brown eyes.

Martin Bashir Height and Weight
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There isn’t any information about his body dimension, i,e. his chest, waist, and hips size, but we will update you as soon as the information becomes available. 

Height5 feet and 6 inches or 1.68m 
WeightNot available 
Body dimension Not available
Eye colorLight Brown
Hair colorDark Black

Martin Bashir Education 

He attended Wandsworth School for boys, King Alfred’s College for Higher Education in Winchester, studied English and History from 1982 to 1985, and King’s College London, where he earned a graduate degree.

At the time, degrees at King Alfred’s were approved by the Council for National Academic Awards.

Martin Bashir Career

Before joining the B.B.C. in 1986, Bashir worked as a freelance sports journalist. He worked for the B.B.C. until 1999, appearing on shows such as Songs of Praise, Public Eye, and Panorama. In a 1995 episode of Panorama, Bashir interviewed Diana, Princess of Wales.

He joined ITV in 1999, where he worked on special documentary programs and features for Tonight with Trevor McDonald. He hosted the ITV program about Michael Jackson in 2003.

Martin Bashir Career
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He worked in New York from 2004 until 2016, first as an anchor for A.B.C.’s Nightline and later as a political pundit for M.S.N.B.C., anchoring his show, Martin Bashir, and as a correspondent for N.B.C.’s Dateline N.B.C.

Bashir returned to B.B.C. News as religious affairs correspondent in late 2016, succeeding Caroline Wyatt. 

He resigned from M.S.N.B.C. in December 2013 after making “ill-judged” comments. He rejoined the B.B.C. in 2016 as a religious affairs correspondent.

In 2020, the B.B.C.’s director-general, Tim Davie, apologized to the princess’s brother, Earl Spencer, for Bashir’s use of forged bank documents to achieve his 1995 Panorama interview with Spencer’s sister, the Princess of Wales. Former Supreme Court Justice Lord Dyson launched an independent investigation into the matter.

Lord Dyson’s investigation decided that Bashir had commissioned false claims to fool Earl Spencer to get access to Diana and had so “behaved inappropriately and in serious violation of the 1993 edition of the Producers’ Guidelines on straight dealing.” Bashir left the B.B.C. in May 2021, citing health concerns.

Martin Bashir’s Singer

Martin’s performance of Nat King Cole’s L.O.V.E. landed him on the show, and he made it to the live events. He has been a member of the show’s cast since October of this year. 

He recently forgot the words to a song while singing, and as a result, he became the object of some playful teasing from his journalistic colleagues. Bass Lion, his reggae album, was released on October 26, 2010.

Martin Bashir Achievements

Bashir and producer Mike Robinson won the BAFTA Award for Best Talk Show at the 1996 British Academy Television Awards for their efforts on the Panorama interview with Diana.

For the Diana interview, Bashir also received the Television and Radio Industries Club’s Factual or Science-Based Programme of the Year, the Broadcasting Press Guild’s T.V. Journalist of the Year, and the Royal Television Society’s Journalist of the Year.

Following the conclusion of the Dyson inquiry, which found Bashir guilty of deception in securing the interview with Diana, the B.B.C. chose to return the BAFTA Award in May 2021.

Martin Bashir’s Net Worth 

Bashir, an award-winning journalist, has a net worth of more than 3-5 million dollars, which he has accumulated through his successful career as a journalist, political analyst, news anchor, and musician.

Martin Bashir Social Media Presence

We can find him on Instagram as @martinbashirofficial with 15.8K followers and 107 posts. He follows 21 different people on Instagram. He has verified his account with a blue tick.

You can find Martin Bashir on Instagram and Twitter as 

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Some facts about Martin Bashir

Some facts about Martin Bashir
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  • Bashir appeared in the 2001 satirical comedy film Mike Bassett: England Manager as himself.
  • He is a bass guitarist.
  • On October 26, 2010, he released Bass Lion, a reggae album.