We get a glimpse of a day in the life of radio host, TV presenter, and actress Kriya Gangiah.

If ever someone grabbed new experiences fearlessly and with both hands, it’s Jacaranda FM’s Kriya Gangiah. 

Kriya has become a familiar voice in the country’s broadcasting industry but her radio journey began over a decade ago when she was a student at the University of Pretoria

She spent the beginning of her childhood in Johannesburg before moving to Pretoria when she was thirteen to complete her schooling.

In 2007, she started her radio career as a presenter on the university’s radio station, TuksFM, while completing her degree in Information Science and Multimedia.

“I got into radio presenting at quite a young age, I actually went to the University of Pretoria just to go start at the radio station,” explains Kriya.  

“It was kind of something different for me, I love entertaining people, I love when I was younger being on stage and acting, and I thought radio was a great way to connect with people.”

Listeners could enjoy their lunchtime with Kriya as the host of the Out to Lunch show, which aired every weekday between 12 and 3. 

This was the start of her relationship with the country’s media industry.

After her break at TuksFM, she moved to Jacaranda FM where she made waves on the Breakfast Extra show and her very own show, “Kriya Gangiah.”

Kriya broke into the TV industry as a presenter ETV’s Craze-E. Since then, she has been a presenter on Mela on SABC 3 and Absolute F1 on SuperSport.

“Growing up in a household that was always full of guys because I’m the only female cousin in our family, it meant that we always watched football or rugby tennis, Formula One even and that’s kind of what sparked my interest in it,” she says.

When she isn’t busy hosting motoring shows, Kriya runs a digital media agency and fashion features strongly in the content she creates. 

This has brought her into contact with another pair of successful self-starters in Carina Louw and Natasha Jaume of ERRE. We met the lovely duo at Milner Fashion House.

From powerful silhouettes to figure-flattering styles ERRE provides a flexible and inclusively range for all sizes.

ERRE’s collection has debuted on both local and international runways with prominent clients including the likes of Terry Pheto and Princess Charlene of Monaco.

What adventures lie ahead for Kriya? She’s not telling us, but by setting out to meet with new experiences each day, Kriya attracts the best of life and there can be few better ways to live.




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