Hardeep Singh Kohli


Hardeep Singh Kohli is a Scottish presenter of Sikh heritage who has appeared on radio and television. After graduating from university Kohli joined the BBC Scotland graduate production trainee scheme. He later worked in BBC Television Centre, London, directing children’s TV, before moving to Youth and Entertainment Features in Manchester to become a series director on Janet Street-Porter’s series Reportage. He was a director of It’ll Never Work, which was the first children’s TV show to win an award from the Royal Television Society and BAFTA in its first season.

In September 2006, Kohli took part in the first series of BBC One‘s Celebrity MasterChef programme, reaching the final along with Roger Black, finishing second to the ultimate winner, Matt Dawson. In January 2007, he had a three-part series on Channel 4£50 Says You’ll Watch This. The series was the first documentary exploring all forms of gambling. The show involved Kohli taking part in a celebrity card game, visiting casinos in Las Vegas.

In October 2006, February 2007 and January 2009 he appeared on the BBC political panel programme Question Time, and was an occasional presenter on Newsnight ReviewSaturday Live on BBC Radio 4 and Loose Ends.

In 2008 Kohli presented New British Kitchen a cookery series for UKTV with John Torode. That was followed by Kohli’s solo show Chefs and the City for the same channel. He also appeared on Gordon Ramsay: Cook Along Live. He also participated in a celebrity edition of The Apprentice to raise money for charity. Sport Relief Does The Apprentice was part of the BBC‘s annual charity initiative Sport Relief and aired on 12 and 14 March 2008. He was the first Celebrity Apprentice to be fired.

The show won a Schools BAFTA. Channel 4 commissioning a five part series called Hardeep Does… that covered a variety of topical issues including sex, religion and pets. It was not renewed. Kohli was the presenter of the second series of CBBC game show Get 100. In June 2009, he was one of five volunteers who took part in a BBC series of three programmes Famous, Rich and Homeless about living penniless on the streets of London.

To book Hardeep Singh Kohli to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Hardeep is known to cover the following topics:

  • TV & Radio Presenting
  • Event Host
  • British Television
  • Media & Broadcasting