Hina Ansari

Editor-In-Chief, The ANOKHI POWER List 2018


The ANOKHI POWER List 2018 is such an incredible collection of truly inspirational people. We are so excited to share these unique barrier-breaking stories of encouragement, resilience and ambition with our global readers. To then see select personalities from the List join us to celebrate empowerment at our 15th year milestone event in Toronto, is just uplifting.”

~ Hina P. Ansari, Editor-In-Chief, ANOKHI MEDIA


As the Editor-In-Chief of ANOKHI Magazine/Blogs/The ANOKHI List, Hina P. Ansari is an accomplished journalist who brings over 20 years of experience in writing, editing and production to the ANOKHI MEDIA family.

Most recently she returned from Jakarta, Indonesia where she filmed her first documentary The Style Atlas-Jakarta. Exploring Indonesia’s remarkable modern wear and modest wear fashion scene, the film will soon will be heading to the global film festival circuit.

She was the first South Asian Muslim woman to break into the mainstream Canadian magazine publishing scene at FLARE, Canada’s national fashion magazine. Among the many highlights at FLARE included producing Celebrating Canadian Beauty, Photographs by Bryan Adams, a critically-acclaimed photography book released in October 2004 as part of Flare’s 25th anniversary celebrations as well as producing various covers and entertainment and fashion shoots with various pop cultural and fashion icons including Linda Evangelista, Shania Twain, Gwen Stefani and Pamela Anderson.

Her interest in entertainment is part of her DNA as she is the granddaughter of one of India’s revered directors of film noir in the early days of Bollywood. She documented her experience growing up with such a mentor in her September 2003 FLAREfeature, “My Own Private Bollywood.”

After FLARE, she then moved to Torstar and helped launch Weekly Scoop Magazine, Canada’s first weekly celebrity magazine, as the Director of Photography.

Currently Hina is a successful freelance writer, editor and journalist with a robust portfolio. Her work has been published in Elevate MagazineThe Toronto Star, and ZoomerTheKit.caFlare.comGlobeandMail.com. Hina also produced fashion accessory pages for Burda Style, a well-established European fashion magazine. Hina was also brought on board as the South Asian Editor, and helped launch, The Kit: South Asian Edition, the South Asian spinoff of Torstar’s TheKit.ca.

Hina has spoken about fashion, pop culture and South Asian affairs on national media outlets including the CBC News NetworkCBC Radio and Newstalk 1010AM radio as well as in the documentary Muniza in the Middle. She has also been blogging about her other love — foreign policy and social issues — for The Huffington Post Canada. A personal highlight of her career was when she was invited to Washington D.C. in March 2014 to take part in the first ever Emerging Leaders Conference at The White House as part of Women’s History Month.



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