Nadiya Jamir Hussain MBE is a British-Bangladeshi TV chef, author and television presenter. She rose to fame after winning the sixth series of BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2015.
After wondering why her father only served ice cream for dessert at his restaurant, as desserts aren’t a big feature of mealtimes in Bangladesh, Nadiya was encouraged by a school home economics teacher to develop her skills and now delivers beautiful masterpieces at family occasions. She won the Great British Bake Off in 2015 and released her first book ‘Nadiya’s Kitchen’ in 2016.
In 2017, Hussain was named by Debrett’s as one of the 500 most influential people in the UKand was on BBC News’ 100 Women list. She was also shortlisted for Children’s Book of the Year prize at the British Book Awards for Bake Me A Story and was nominated for Breakthrough Star at the Royal Television Society Awards for The Chronicles of Nadiya. Ted Cantle, the author of a government report on community cohesion, said Hussain had done “more for British-Muslim relations than 10 years of government policy”.
Hussain has written a children’s book of stories and recipes, Bake Me A Story, published by Hodder Children’s Books, which blends updated versions of fairytales (poor “Sleepless Beauty” just needs a nice cup of cardamom-infused hot chocolate to break her curse; resourceful Jack wins the giant over with yummy bean patties) with colourful illustrations and child-friendly recipes. In 2017, Bake Me A Story was shortlisted for Children’s Book of the Year prize at the British Book Awards. Following the success, a second cookbook and storybook compilation, Nadiya’s Bake Me a Festive Story was published in October 2017.
Hussain became a brand ambassador for Swarovski on a campaign focusing on female empowerment.
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