Asha Anand Gill was born on July 3, 1972 in Pembury, Kent, England is a Malaysia-based model, television host, deejay, veejay, writer, producer, film director, and women’s rights activist. Her father is Indian and her mother is English with some French heritage.
She began her career in local entertainment industry upon joining Asian music channel [V].In fact, this beautiful lass was discovered at 22 for a modeling job with Lipton Tea.
In 1997, she decided to try out an audition in Kuala Lumpur that seeks to hunt down a qualified individual for Channel V replacing one of the then VJs, Trey.
Two years later, she joined Channel V international, a leading Asia Pacific music channel in Hong Kong. She performed well in the industry and made waves especially among viewers’ from Bangladesh and Bahrain.
Unlike other vee-jays, Gill is talented in hosting her own show as she did her own research and wrote the scripts. Hence, she ended up directing, producing as well as script writing for several programmes.
Known for her unique interview style, she has also interviewed other big names in the industry including Bee Gees, Darren Hayes, Destiny’s Child, Travis, Lenny Kravitz and plenty more.
After spending most of the years hosting various programmes, she made her acting debut in a Malaysian TV drama, City of the rich and a Malaysian movie, Mimpi Moon. Voted as FHM Malaysia 100 Sexiest Women, Gill is also a spokesmodel for L’Oreal.
She was once featured on a Time magazine cover along with two other notable Eurasians, Thai singer Tata Young and Hongkong model Maggie Q. Based on six degrees of separation, Gillhostedpeople-centric travel show called Lonely Planet’s Six Degrees with a British veejay, Toby Amies in 2003.
Later on in 2004, Gill joined Mix FM and co-hosted one of the timeslot, Drivetime with Non.
Prior to her career in modeling and media line, she enrolled in Bachelors of Science in Quantity Surveying at Kingston Polytechnics. However, she later realized quantity surveying is just not her field and hence, ventured into media.