Hina P. Ansari has over 17 years of journalistic experience under her belt. Having worked her way up the editorial ranks at Flare, Canada’s national fashion magazine hitting the summit serving a number of years as the entertainment and photo editor. She then was tapped to be the director of photography at Weekly Scoop Magazine Canada’s first weekly celebrity magazine.
She produced Celebrating Canadian Beauty, Photographs by Bryan Adams, released in October 2004 as part of Flare’s 25th anniversary celebrations as well as producing various covers and entertainment and fashion shoots with various pop cultural and fashion icons including Linda Evangelista, Shania Twain, Gwen Stefani and Pamela Anderson.
Her interest in entertainment is part of her DNA as she is the granddaughter of one of India’s revered directors of film noir in the early days of Bollywood. She documented her experience growing up with such a mentor in her September 2003 Flare feature, "My Own Private Bollywood."
Currently she is working in the media world as a producer, writer, journalist. Her articles have appeared in the Toronto Star, Zoomer, Flare.com, Globeandmail.com and South Asian international glossy, ANOKHI magazine where she also serves as the editor-in-chief. She also is busy with her passion project, Ramp1885.com where she and her global team of reporters/bloggers and photographers cover the fashion scene from across the globe.
Hina has been a sought after entertainment and music commentator and has appeared on various television programs including those on Much More Music, Much Music, as well as an entertainment commentator on Global News Toronto and a celebrity guest on Rogers Television’s Fine Print. Currently she lends her views regarding politics and social commentary as part of her other huge love...international politics and foreign policy.
With her solid ties to the mainstream fashion, entertainment and pop culture worlds, she also has equally strong ties to various influential circles in the South Asian community. Due to her unique blend of east and west, she has often been called upon to comment on various South Asian issues as well as emceeing countless charitable events that work towards women empowerment and female education in the third world, a cause dear to her heart.
Hina is a movie buff, a politics addict, news junkie and an avid social media player and seeks to find varying opinions on controversial topics in both the mainstream and South Asian worlds.
You can follow Hina P. Ansari on Facebook/hinapansari; Twitter/@hinapansari as well as hinapansari.com.