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OccupationWeather Presenter
EthnicityIranian/white
Place of birthIran

Behnaz Akhgar is an Iranian-born British weather presenter who works for BBC's Wales Today. She presents the morning and weekend bulletins alongside Sue Charles and served as a relief presenter for meteorologist Derek Brockway.

EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION

Behnaz Akhgar was born in the year 1980 in the Shiraz town of Iran. She moved with her family to Swansea when she was ten years old. Since then, the family lived in Wales and attended her high school here, without knowing English when she arrived in Britain.

Behnaz, who is sometimes simply called as Benni completed A-levels at Tycoch College, Swansea, and later attended the University of Glamorgan and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in communication studies. Shen went on to do her postgraduate diploma at Cardiff University, where she studied broadcast journalism.

CAREER

Behnaz Akhgar joined the giant news network, BBC in 2001, where she initially worked behind the scenes prior to becoming a video journalist and picture editor. During her time at BBC, she auditioned for weather- presenting jobs for two times but rejected twice. In 2008, Akhgar landed her current role on her third attempt. She then was trained by the Met Office at the BBC weather centre in London and after extensive training, she now broadcasts across TV, radio and online in Wales.

Behnaz Akhgar

Behnaz Akhgar presents the morning and weekend weather bulletins with Sue Charles, at the same time, she acts as a relief presenter for meteorologist Derek Brockway. She also presents regular bulletins on BBC Radio Wales throughout the day. She also broadcast features on the BBC World Service about the plight of women in the developing world.

PERSONAL LIFE

Behnaz Akhgar is not yet married and possibly single as there is no record of her having boyfriend or affairs. She has managed to keep her personal life as private as possible. When she’s not busy forecasting Behnaz enjoys travelling, eating out, going to concerts and spending time with family and friends. She currently lives with her sister in Wales. So far, her net worth and salary are not disclosed and it is under review.

On one of her interview with Walesonline.com, she was asked:  Who, to you, are the most stylish women? Behnaz replied: "I love Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian. I’m no J-Lo or Kim K but I do have a big bottom. I like Jennifer Aniston’s clean, minimalist style, I’m not really into accessories, and I loved Angelina Jolie in the film The Tourist. When I was modelling around aged 14, I was obsessed with Cindy Crawford. We had to cut out pictures of poses from magazines as part of our training and my book was full of Cindy. But my ultimate dream fashion moment is that brown and polka dot dress Julia Roberts wears to the races in Pretty Woman. I still search for that dress!"

Updated On Mon Aug 24 2015 Published On Sat Mar 28 2015 By rajan

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