Suhaib Ilyasi Age, Wife, Children, Family, Story, Biography & More

Real Name Suhaib Ilyasi
Profession Former TV Host, Producer, Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 15 November 1966
Age (as in 2018) 52 Years
Birth Place New Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Scorpio
Nationality Indian
Hometown New Delhi, India
School Not Known
College Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Educational Qualification MA Mass Communication (MCRC)
Debut TV: India’s Most Wanted (1999)
Direction & Production: 498A: The Wedding Gift (2012)
Family Father– Jameel Ilyasi (Former head of All India Imams Organisation)
Mother– Not Known
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
Religion Islam
Controversies On 11 January 2000, he stabbed his first wife Anju Ilyasi to death. The Delhi police arrested him on 28 March 2000, for dowry death, after Anju’s sister Rashmi Singh lodged an FIR against him.
Suhaib Ilyasi arrest
After 17-years, on 20 December 2017, he was sentenced to jail for life for murdering his wife. On 5 October 2018, he was acquitted on charges of murdering his wife.
Relationships & More
Favourite Book(s) Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads [1]The Hindu
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Late Anju Ilyasi
Sahebzadi Sumaya Khan
Wife/Spouse Late Anju Ilyasi aka Afsan (m. 1993–till her death in 2000)
Suhaib Ilyasi with his wife Late Anju

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Sahebzadi Sumaya Khan (m. 2006-present)

Children Son– None
Daughter– Aaliya (born in 1995)
Suhaib Ilyasi with his daughter Aaliya

Suhaib Ilyasi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Suhaib Ilyasi

  • Suhaib was born into a conservative Muslim family, as his father was the head of All India Imams Organisation and the imam of a mosque in Delhi.
  • In November 1989, he met his first wife Anju Singh at Jamia Millia Islamia, where both were doing the same course.
  • Being an inter-religion marriage, both families were against it, however, they got married in London in 1993 under the Special Marriage Act.
  • The couple always had marriage issues, and when they came back to India from London, Anju refused to live with him, and instead,  returned to London to stay with her brother who somehow convinced her to stay in the marriage.
  • When he was in London, he saw the British show, Crimestoppers, and came up with an idea of making a crime based show.
  • In 1997, he formed a proprietorship company called ‘Aaliya Productions Pvt Ltd.’
  • He rose to fame for hosting the popular crime show ‘India’s Most Wanted’ (1999).
  • In 2009, he became the editor-in-chief of ‘Bureaucracy Today’ magazine, a monthly English print magazine.


1 The Hindu

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