Kriya Gangiah is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most diverse media personalities. Blessed with a healthy dose of the so-called X-factor and a work ethic like no other, Kriya is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with.
The vivacious presenter, actress, MC and businesswoman has come a long way since presenting Craz-E on eTV in 2009. Currently a presenter for Mela on SABC 3 and SuperSport, it is easy to see why Kriya is both loved and respected in the industry.
Even with more than enough reason to boast, it is remarkable how humble and grateful Kriya is. Her enthusiasm and gratitude about her career are infectious, as she remains grateful to get paid to talk.
To add to an already impressive resume, Kriya is also a Digital Brand Specialist, proving she is more than just a pretty face. Her extensive experience in both the corporate space and the entertainment industry has earned her the title of Infotainment Specialist.
Q&A with Kriya
Tell us something about yourself that nobody knows.
I have recently taken up Bonsai! I have a growing collection of seven tree and hope to be up to nine soon. I started it during lockdown and have really started enjoying the art form.
What tips can you share that have helped to shape your career?
You don’t have to be arrogant to prove that you are good at what you do. If you are yourself and do a good job your work will shine through every single time!
What has been the most exciting chapter of your career to date?
I think I’m still in it. From starting out at a very early age in media and growing with the industry to where I am today. I feel like I’m still in the exciting chapter because I haven’t reached the climax of my story yet.
Advice you would give to your 18 year old self in one sentence.
You are good at what you do, so believe in yourself!
Best advice you were given when you started out.
Consistency is key, you need to be consistently good at what you do to succeed.
With FAME Week Africa being hosted in the Mother City, what do you love about Cape Town?
The wine! I love being out in wine country, the fancy picnics, the great surroundings and the wine for sure.