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Shaastra Nagesar

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About Shaastra: 

Shaastra Nagesar is an experienced radio presenter, producer, dancer and actress. With a decade of radio experience under her belt, she is currently the co-host of the hugely successful award-winning Breakfast show. Along with her love for entertainment and passion for helping people, Shaastra also loves the outdoors, travelling, spending time with friends and family and being a great fur-mom to her pup.

Experience And Progression: 

  • After achieving her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Drama Studies and Media & Communications she began her radio career on cmmunity radio.  
  • She quickly progressed from the news department to technical production to hosting shows.  
  • She was then offered a position at the SABC, specifically LotusFM. Since joining LotusFM Shaastra has produced and hosted a variety of shows including Breakfast, the Afternoon Drive and Weekend Breakfast.  
  • She has held her current position on the Breakfast Express for the past five years



  • Winner – Best Documentary 1860 remembering our forefathers 2019
  • Nominated – Best Breakfast Show Presenter 2021
  • Nominated - Best Breakfast Show 2019/2020/2021


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