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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 as well as the host of the Weekend Explosion on Satruday. 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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