Mim Shaikh

Presenter, BBC Radio & BBC Three Documentaries & Actor


Mim Shaikh is a British TV and radio broadcaster who was until recently the weekend breakfast presenter for BBC Radio 1Xtra. Prior to this he also hosted a Thursday night discussion programme, The Shaikh Debate on the BBC Asian Network. He also deputised all daytime programmes on 1Xtra as well as Radio 1’s The Surgery, and was co-hosted the show for it’s very first triple cast on Radio 1, 1Xtra and the BBC Asian Network.

Recently he fronted the highly acclaimed documentary, ‘Finding Dad’ for BBC Three and also appeared in the successful BBC One drama, ‘Informer’.

After presenting a specialist music show on Leeds Student Radio for a year and winning the ‘Best Specialist Music Programming’ and ‘Best Interview’ awards at the 2012 Student Radio Awards, Mim Shaikh was selected for BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Academy which allowed him to pursue his presentation skills on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Mim was granted an award by the Guardian Student Media Awards and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council for his television journalism skills.

Mim went on to present BBC Radio 1Xtra Talent Shows, covering shows on the BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 1Xtra, worked in radio production and presented a weekly radio show on Reprezent Radio debating about stories taking place in youth popular culture. Mim is passionate about youth debates, comedy, film, and new music.

His growing Youtube channel showcases his visual comedic talents, including pranks, sketches, interviews, spoken word and debates. After accumulating 100,000’s of views online with Jump Off TV, Mim has starred in a short film which was shortlisted at Sundance Film Festival.

He briefly appeared in a structured reality TV series on BBC Three called South Side Story, and is currently working on taking his presentation skills to mainstream radio and television, building his online personality whilst pursuing his acting career.



  • 'Finding Dad', BBC Three
  • Presenter, BBC Radio 1Xtra
  • Presenter, BBC Asian Network
  • Cover Presenter, Weekend Breakfast, BBC Radio 1Xtra
  • Cover Presenter, BBC Asian Network
  • Presenter, BBC Radio 1Xtra Talent Shows
  • Presenter, Jump Off TV
  • Presenter, Reprezent Radio
  • Actor, South Side Story, BBC Three
  • Actor, Daytimer, BBC Films
  • Best Specialist Music Programming, Student Radio Awards 2012
  • Best Interview, Student Radio Awards 2012
  • 2011 Broadcast Journalist of the Year, Guardian Student Media Awards
  • Winner, 2011 Best Television News Item, Broadcast Journalism Training Council

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