Former BBC South Asia correspondent
Navdip Dhariwal has recently returned from Delhi where she was the BBC's South Asia correspondent. She covered the region from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh and reported stories such as the tsunami in Sri Lanka and the Kashmir dispute.
She has additionally reported on India's expanding economy, the Nepalese coup and the surprise result of the Indian election in 2004.
Navdip started her broadcast career on pirate radio in Bristol before freelancing for BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme and reporting for documentaries.
She first joined the BBC in 1996 as a television reporter for BBC South. Her work included exclusive reports on girl suicides and the controversy surrounding the regeneration of urban centres.
She went on to become the region's Health correspondent.
After four years in regional television and radio, Navdip was snapped up by the BBC's One O'clock news. As special correspondent she reported on domestic news before becoming the social affairs correspondent for the BBC One O'clock and BBC Six O'clock News.
Navdip went on to work for Current Affairs and the BBC's 4 x 4 Reports series which took her to South Africa, the US, Canada and East Africa on stories targeting the UK audience.
She was also a presenter on the consumer series Hard Cash.
She went on to become a news correspondent covering high profile court cases for BBC TV news.
Before being appointed the South Asia correspondent, Navdip reported on BBC Four's international news programme "The World", covering the worsening security situation in Iraq and politics in the Middle East.
Navdip has been nominated for numerous awards for her reports on Asia.
She was born into an immigrant family in Southall, West London in 1969.