Mehreen Baig is a British television presenter, broadcaster, and activist. She is known for her part in the BAFTA-winning BBC documentary Muslims Like Us. She has also presented documentaries, Islam, Women and Me, and The One Show. Baig is a highly influential voice regarding topics like feminism, gender quality, and faith. She is heavily praised for her take on these issues. And most of the time, this is reflected in her work as an author.
Before her work in television and activism, Mehreen used to teach at an elementary school in London. In most of her interviews and podcasts, she has often mentioned this life of hers. Her social commentary aired through various sources takes inspiration from this personal experience with students and figures with whom she came across during her time as a teacher. Mehreen is also a blogger. She writes about everything ranging from fashion to religion. And her sincere and genuine approach to several aspects of life has always made her blogs engaging and not to mention riveting. In 2017, The Telegraph dubbed her as one of the most inspirational and influential women of the year.
Who Is Mehreen Baig Dating?
Mehreen Baig is currently single. Raised in an Islamic household, Mehreen’s parents wanted her married at the age of 25. They even looked for possible grooms around those time. Baig was pressured to get married even though she did not want to at that point in time. In a blog regarding the same topic, she shared her opinions on marriage, and in that, she mentions how marriage is not something that she looks forward to. Throughout the blog, she explains the reasons why one should not get married. She also finds 25 years of age as too early, even if one had plans to wed.
Now aged 32, still single, Baig does not seem to get married any time soon. But other than this, there seems to be no information concerning her dating life. She is very careful when it comes to sharing information regarding her private life. We only know the bare minimum when it comes to her private matters.
Mehreen Baig And Activism
Mehreen Baig started as a teacher in an elementary school in North London. It was after her part in the BBC documentary Muslims Like Us that she changed her career into a television presentation and activism. Since then, she has always provided strong opinions regarding gender, religion, faith, and other debated topics. Baig also talked at several forums including, The Women’s Economic Forum in New Delhi.
Her books often provide a humoristic and empathetic approach when it tries to comment on society. You will understand the needs of minorities, be it based on gender, race, ethnicity, or any other factor, only when you are also the same minority. Why is this? The reason is that privilege is invisible to the people holding it. This is also why there need to be solid and opinionated individuals like Baig, who don’t shy away from raising concerns over issues that must be dealt with.
Mehreen Baig Early Life
Baig was born on 8th December 1989 in London. Her parents are from Pakistan, and she grew up in an Islamic household. She completed her education at Miami Ad School, University Of Bucharest. Before her television career, Mehreen was a teacher. She taught elementary school students in North London. In 2016, she took part in the BBC documentary Muslims Like Us where, Muslims with differing beliefs, faith, and backgrounds were made to live together. The documentary won a BAFTA that year. This gave a start to her change of career as a television presenter as well as an activist.
She also presented the documentaries Islam and Women and Me. Mehreen is also an author. She has penned the book ‘Hidden Lesson’ which can be regarded as a social commentary. Mehreen’s blogs have a vast audience. She writes about fashion, food, religion, gender, and so on. Baig’s estimated net worth is around $ 500 000.