Voice of Cricket: Harsha Bhogle Biography

Harsha Bhogle is a name which depicts not only the voice but he is also the face of Indian Cricket Commentary, he is widely acknowledged for his mind-boggling commentary skills and his alluring voice behind the mike.

Harsha Bhogle Biography:

We all know that Cricket has got a different fan base in India and people worship the game as a religion in India and amongst all the cricketing stars Harsha Bhogle managed to place a special place in the heart of the people who follows cricket.

On the basis of his gilded experience in the commentary world of cricket, a book got to publish on Harsh Bhogle Biography named the “ Voice of Cricket”.

Harsha Bhogle Biography
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Harsha Bhogle Information
Full NameHarsha Bhogle
Nickname(s)Harsha
ProfessionTV Commentator/Presenter
Personal Life
Date of Birth19-Jul-61
BirthplaceHyderabad, Telangana, India
Zodiac signCancer
ReligionHinduism
Marital StatusMarried
NationalityIndian
HometownHyderabad, India
SchoolHyderabad Public School
CollegeOsmania University's College of Technology, Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Management, Ahemdabad
Educational QualificationB.Tech in Chemical Engineering,

Post-graduate Diploma in Management
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 172 cm

in meters- 1.72 m

in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
EyeDark Brown
Family
FatherA.D.Bhogle
MotherShalini Bhogle
SisterSvati Bhogle
Swati Bhogle
BrotherSrinivas Bhogle
HusbandSvati Bhogle
ChildrenSons- Chinmay and Satchit
Daughter- N/A
HobbiesWriting Blogs and Columns and Playing Cricket

Harsha Bhogle Biography- Early Life:

Harsha Bhogle Biography

In the year 1961 of July 19th Harsha born in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Harsha Bhogle is the son of Professor A.D and Professor Shalini Bhogle of Psychology, he completed his schooling from Hyderabad Public School and then after completed his Chemical Engineering from Osmania University

I always wanted to play cricket, and I have played competitive cricket to a fairly good level. I remember that my father used to come and watch me play. He used to love watching me play.

college and University in Hyderabad, and done his PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad, and then after his education he joined an advertising agency and worked there for two years and then in a sports management company.

Key Points:

  • Harsha Bhogle was born in 19th July, 1961.
  • He is the only son of Professor Shalini and A.D Bhogle.
  • Completed PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad.

Harsha Bhogle Biography- Career:

Harsha Bhogle Biography

Harsha Bhogle was just like another typical Indian boy who dreamt of being a cricket at his young age and to follow his dream he also participated in small tournaments and played his sports for the APCA academy in a very small level cricket,

but then along with his passion for the sports he started commenting at the age of 19 with All India Radio.

Sports teaches you there is always a second innings in life. If you fail today, there’s a second innings maybe two days later. Maybe there’s another opportunity coming up three or six months later. If you look at mistake as learnings and commit never to make a same mistake again, then you actually get better with every mistake that you make.

At that time when Indian broadcasters were considered to be great to be on an overseas network than back in 1991-1992, he becomes the first Indian commentator to get invited by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation during India’s tour of Australia just before the 1992 world cup.

In the year of 1992 Harsha Bhogle was rated as a “ sexiest voice on the radio” on a poll and some independent websites announced him as the number one commentator for that particular season.

Then after Harsha Bhogle has worked for ABC Radio Grandstand and also worked more than eight years for BBC.

In the world of commentary, Bhogle brings a new perspective and which got accepted by all across the globe, his interesting background and his boy next door image made him a role model for many Indian youngsters.

In many global polls, he is the person who managed to rank No 1 spot for Most favorite commentator spot in the world, since the day,

the channel ESPN launch since then he has been the face of the channel and his responsibilities also grew to include the Star Sports and Star Cricket and in those Channels, he hosted some signature programs like “Harsha Unplugged” and “Harsha Online”.

Cricket cannot afford to throw up meaningless games before its benefactors, which is what spectators and television audiences are.

In his commentary  Harsha Bhogle has been the part of the few Good men like Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar and Allan Wilkins and Geoff Boycott.

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Harsha has been covering all the news for the Indian Premier League since its incorporation in 2009, but in the year of 2016, he got dropped from the commentary box due to criticism for some Indian cricket players during IPL.

In his career Bhogle has commented on more than four Hundred One day Internationals and over a hundred test matches and in plenty and associated with T20 formats since India played their first T20 match against South Africa.

In 2013 Harsha Bhogle has been given a seat by the legendary Ian Bishop in the commentary box to conduct the interview of the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar who played his last test.

To be a commentator, you must have a life outside cricket, too. If cricket is all that you know, then you would not be a great commentator.

Apart from Commenting, Bhogle narrated many other books including the biography of popular mobster cricket Mohammad Azharuddin and many other columns in the Chennai based paper the “The Sportstar”.

He has also been a part of the Times group subsidiary Crickbuzz since 2016 and for the website, he writes articles and also conducting video analysis for the website.

At many times he has been a brand commercial for Pepsi, Hero Honda, Airtel, Suger Free, Vicks.

Key Points:

  • At the age of 19, Worked with all India Radio.
  • First Indian Commentator to get invited by Australian broadcasting corporation.
  • In the year 1992 rated as the sexiest voice on the radio.
  • Worked eight years with BBC.
  • Working with ESPN since it started.
  • Hosted Premium shows like Harsha Unplugged and Harsha Online.
  • Also, he is covering every detail of IPL since 2009.
  • Interview Famous cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and many other players around the world.
  • Endorsed brands like Pepsi, Airtel, Hero Honda.

Harsha Bhogle Biography-Personal life:

Harsha Bhogle Biography

In his personal life has tied a knot with his IIM classmate Anita and now both of them are staying at Mumbai with their children Chinmay and Satchit, and the couple is running an organization named “prosearch” based on sports communication consultancy.

Key Points:

  • Married his IIM classmate Anita.
  • Harsha Bhogle got two lovely Children named Chinmay and Satchit.
  • Harsha Bhogle and his wife running a organization named Prosearch.

Unknown Facts about Harsha Bhogle:

  • Harsha Bhogle used to play cricket for the  APCA and also he played for the Osmania University along with Mohammad Azharuddin.
  • Bhogle started his career at the age of 19 with All India Radio.
  • In 2010 Harsha Bhogle was named “The greatest icon of cricket commendatory“.
  • In 1992 Harsha Bhogle was tagged as the “Sexiest Voice on Radio”.
  • Harsha had a television show which was named after him” Harsha Ki Khoj”.
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