Anisa Nasir was born and brought up in Lahore, Pakistan as the eldest of 5 siblings. She studied Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English Literature and enjoyed it very much. After getting married, she then came to the UK in the early 80's and have spent her life here ever since.
Her husband and her have 3 wonderful children and have 5 grandchildren. She got into the media industry around 25 years ago and has loved every minute. She has been a radio and TV presenter and hosted many shows and concerts and more. This came from her passion for poetry and music and she wanted to share with the world. She loves speaking with people and helping to bring smiles upon their faces.
1) Which place, or city or country do you most feel at home in?
Although I have lived in the UK longer than I have lived in Pakistan, Pakistan will always be the place where I most feel at home. Home is where the heart is, and although I love travelling, Pakistan is very special for me.
2) What are your proudest achievements?
My proudest achievements have to be my 3 children. I am also very proud of the fact that I have represented myself as a well-known presenter in the media industry within such a multicultural environment.
3) What inspires you?
I am most inspired by things around me, such as nature, beautiful scenery, sounds of the ocean, sunshine, beautiful weather and positive vibes of those who I surround myself with. Life is too short to be uninspired!
4) What has been biggest obstacle in your career?
Traffic! Since I began my career more than 25 years ago, I have had to travel from East London to West London every single day and the traffic was horrendous! But I did it for my fans and as stressful as it was, it never stopped me from showing up! I also had a health scare back in 2002 which I thought would stop me from doing what I most love, but all thanks to God, all is well.
5) Who has been the biggest influence on your career to date?
The biggest influence on my career to date has to be Dr Avtar Lit. He hired me on Sunrise Radio 1458 more than 25 years ago. He believed in me and saw the potential within me when I did not. He gave me the platform to build my career on and for that I will forever be grateful.
6) What is the best aspect about your current role?
The best aspect about my current role is that as a radio presenter on Lyca Radio, I feel like I am a part of my listeners lives and they are a part of mine. The overwhelming connection I feel with my listeners is like no other, it honestly feels like i have an extended family through my show.
7) And the worst?
Honestly there is no worst aspect! I genuinely see no downfall, if I did, I don’t think I would have continued with this career!
8) What are your long-term goals?
My long-term goals are to continue this passion of mine for as long as health allows me too! Although I have listeners across the world, I would actually love to do something similar in Pakistan at some point in the future. Perhaps a radio show or a TV show...who knows!
9) If you were Prime Minister, what one aspect would you change?
I would give student loans to all the students without asking them to repay. Education is so critical, and I don't believe that one should be in debt by this.
10) If you were marooned on a desert island, which historical figure would you like to spend your time with and why?
This is a hard one! There are so many great historical figures that I would want to spend time with and ask many questions! However, I have to say I would choose the greatest poet of all time; Mirza Ghalib. He was a well-known poet in the Persian and Urdu languages. I would ask him where he got his inspiration from, and I would learn so much from him!