Karishma Vaswani

Karishma Vaswani

Karishma Vaswani is the presenter of India Business Report, BBC World News' business programme dedicated to examining the issues of trade, business and economics in India.

The first Mumbai-based business correspondent to report for BBC World News, Karishma has covered many stories in Asia, ranging from the Mumbai bombings to the Tata-Corus takeover.

Karishma has worked for the channel since 2003, as a producer and reporter for Asia Business Report and World Business Report, working out of Singapore. Prior to working for BBC World News, she worked at CNBC Asia, as an assistant producer for three years.


During her career, Karishma has reported from many locations including Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and India.

She has covered important business news stories such as the anniversary of the Asian financial crisis in Indonesia and the last two Indian financial budgets.

Karishma has also conducted interviews with key people from the Asian business world such as the Vice President of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, and the founding father of Singapore, Lee Kwan Yew.

Karishma's family is originally from Sindh, although she was born in Singapore and grew up in Jakarta. She was educated at Warwick University in England where she read English and American Literature.