Bangladesh’s Peya Jannatul all set for World Cup stint as presenter
Peya is a successful model and has also acted in movies apart from a stint as cricket presenter.
Updated - May 26, 2019 9:00 am
Back in the 2017 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), a new face in the world of cricket broadcasting came to the fore. Jannatul Peya Ferdous popularly known as Peya Jannatul was one of the anchors in the T20 tournament. Previously, she also worked with Bangladesh cricketers like Taskin Ahmed, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar and others in TV commercials.
Now, Jannatul is set to take her career as a presenter to an all new level. She is geared up to be a part of the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. She’ll be covering the games from the venues for Bangladesh TV channel Gazi TV. The Tigers are scheduled to play a couple of warm-up matches against India and Pakistan before the main round gets underway.
Peya is now looking to take the opportunity as a challenge along with embracing it as a massive development. “It’s a huge achievement for me. Cricket has a special place in my heart. Getting a chance of presentation in the World Cup and being the first presenter from Bangladesh is a great feeling,” she was quoted as saying in an exclusive interview with bdcrictime.
Who’s Peya Jannatul?
Apart from being a presenter, Peya also plied her trade in the modelling world. She won the Miss Bangladesh pageant in the year 2007 and that laid the foundation for her modelling career. Later in 2013, she won the crown of Miss Indian Princess International after defeating contestants from 19 countries. Peya was also featured on the cover page of Vogue India magazine.
In 2011, she won the World Miss University which was hosted in South Korea. She made her acting debut in the year 2012 in a movie named Chorabali. As far as the acting career is concerned, in 2012, she was nominated for ‘Critics Choice Best Actress’ category at the Meril Prothom Alo Awards in Bangladesh. Jannatul was amongst the best 10 in the Top Model of the World held in Egypt, 2013.
She also became the first Bangladesh model to attend the NYFM that year. Peya looks up to Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone as her inspiration and wants to follow her footsteps and develop her career internationally.