Boria Majumdar Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Children: Aisha Gooptu Majumdar
Age: 46 Years
Wife: Sharmistha Gooptu

Profession • Journalist
• Academician
• Author
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Best English Anchor Award by ENBA (2020)

• Awarded a Gold Award by ENBA for Backstage With Boria in the Best English Talk Show Category (2021)

• Awarded a Bronze Award by ENBA for Backstage With Boria in the Best English Talk Show category (2022)

Personal Life
Date of Birth 8 March 1976 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022) 46 Years
Birthplace Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Hometown Kolkata, West Bengal, India
School The Frank Anthony Public School, Kolkata
College/University • University of Calcutta

• St John’s College, Oxford University

Educational Qualification • Graduation in History [1]

• Post Graudation in Modern History [2]

• DPhil on the Social History of Indian Cricket [3]

Religion Hindu

Food Habit Non-vegetarian

Address 203/1, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700006
Controversies In 2022, Boria Majumdar was banned for 2 years, after being found guilty by a panel set up by the BCCi, for intimidating Indian wicket-keeper, Wriddhiman Saha. [4]The Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 20 December 2004
Wife/Spouse Sharmistha Gooptu (a chronicler of Indian cinema)

Children Daughter– Aisha Gooptu Majumdar

Parents Father– Name not known
Mother– Name not known

Siblings Sister– He has a sister

Some Lesser Known Facts About Boria Majumdar

  • Boria Majumdar is an Indian sports journalist, academician and author. He has completed his formal education in the field of History. He was brought into the limelight, for daunting Indian wicket-keeper, Wriddhiman Saha, for not entertaining his requests and calls for an interview.
  • After completing his post-graduation, in 1999, in the field of History, Boria Majumdar was awarded a scholarship under the Rhodes scholarship programme, under the programme, he completed his Doctorate of Philosophy (DPhil) in Social History of Indian Cricket in October 2000.
  • Boria Majumdar completed his doctorate in 2004, and his thesis titled, Twenty-Two Yards to Freedom: A Social History of Indian Cricket, was nominated for publication in the Oxford monographs series.
  • In 2004, his thesis, Twenty-Two Yards to Freedom: A Social History of Indian Cricket, was also published in India.
  • In 2014, Boria Majumdar co-authored Sachin’s autobiography titled, Playing It My Way. The book’s name has been registered with the Limca Book of Records for selling the most number of copies on the first day of its release.

    Book cover of Playing It My Way

  • In 2018, he authored and published his second book titled, Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians: The On and Off the Field Story of Cricket in India and Beyond.

    The book cover of Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians The On and Off the Field Story of Cricket in India and Beyond

  • Throughout his career as a sports journalist, Boria Majumdar has interviewed several renowned sports players such as Kapil Dev, Jhulan Goswami, Saurav Ganguly, Ravi Shastri, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

    Boria Majumdar with Kapil Dev

    Boria Majumdar with Jhulan Goswami and Saurav Ganguly

    Boria Majumdar with Ravi Shastri

    Boria Majumdar with Mahendra Singh Dhoni

  • Boria Majumdar has also worked as a visiting faculty for La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Since 2003, Boria Majumdar has been working as a lecturer at the University of Chicago.
  • In 2019, Boria Majumdar was appointed as a senior fellow researcher in the School of Sport and Wellbeing at the University of Central Lancashire.
  • In 2019, he hosted the South Asian Diaspora Convention in Singapore. At the convention, he interviewed renowned cricketers like Rahul Dravid and Harbhajan Singh.

    Boria Majumdar with Rahul Dravid and Harbhajan Singh during the South Asian Diaspora Convention

  • In 2020, Boria Majumdar hosted a series titled, Inspiration, which was aired on the news channel, India Today. In the series, he interviewed several famous sports players such as Hardik Pandya, Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza and Virat Kohli.

    Boria Majumdar with Hardik Pandya

    Boria Majumdar with Sachin Tendulkar

    Boria Majumdar with Sania Mirza

    Boria Majumdar with Virat Kohli

  • In 2020, Boria Majumdar covered the Tokyo Olympics 2020 from Japan.

    Boria Majumdar during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • In April 2020, he published his third book titled, 1971: The Beginning of India’s Cricketing Greatness.

    1971: The Beginning of India’s Cricketing Greatness

  • Boria Majumdar also hosts a talk show titled, Boria Speaks.
  • In 2020, Boria Majumdar published another book titled, Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games.

    Boria Majumdar with his book, Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games

  • In 2021, Boria Majumdar founded Cristorian Sports.
  • From November 2021 to December 2021, Boria Majumdar worked as a Consultant with Sports4life.
  • In 2021, he hosted a show titled, Babumoshai. The show was aired on India Today. In the show, the participants discussed a wide variety of topics while having their supper.

    Boria Majumdar in Babumoshai

  • Boria Majumdar is a staunch advocate of practising Yoga. He has also taught Yoga to his daughter, Aisha.
  • Boria Majumdar is also a pet lover. He has a pet dog named Kalu.

    Boria Majumdar with his pet dog named Kalu

  • As a sports journalist, he often writes about sports for several Bengali newspapers. Owing to the vast knowledge of cricket, that he possesses, Boria Majumdar has been invited for cricket commentary as well.
  • In December 2021, Boria Majumdar founded RevSportz.
  • In 2022, he was featured on the Bengali segment titled, Ektu Khawa Ektu Khela. The segment focuses on food and sports.
  • Boria Majumdar also enjoys cooking sometimes.
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