Sonali Kolhatkar

Journalist, Artist, Musician (1975)
Mon Jul 27 2020
By   Ruku

Sonali Kolhatkar is the journalist identified as the host of KPFA and KPFK's radio podcast Rising Up With Sonali. The program also aires on the Television network Free Speech TV. Kolhatkar also serves as the columnist for the news site Truthdig.

The beautiful journalist Sonali was born in 1975 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Indian parents. Sonali spent her childhood alongside her two sisters. Sonali's grandfather, S.Y. Kolhatkar was a famed Indian independence leader.

Regarding education, Sonali attended the University of Texas. From there, she earned a degree of a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy. Similarly, she obtained her Master of Science in Astrophysics from the University of Hawaii.

Personal Life: Married Or Single

The 45-years-old Rising Up With Sonali host is in a marital relationship with Jim Ingalls. Sonali's husband Jim is a musician, scientist. Not only Jim, but Sonali is also a singer who performs on local restaurants, coffee house, alongside Ingalls under the name 'Love and Subversion.'

The journalist Sonali Kolhatkar is married to her husband Jim Ingalls since 1999.
Image: The journalist Sonali Kolhatkar is married to her husband Jim Ingalls since 1999.
Source: Instagram @sonalikolhatkar

How and when Sonali and Jim met it is unknown, but it seems like the two dated several months before they tied the wedding knot in July 1999. The Indian wedding ceremony held blissfully in front of their closed ones. On the big day, the bride Sonali was looking stunning on her blue sari and the groom Jim dashes the looks wearing a tuxedo.

As of now, Mr. and Mrs. Ingalls are celebrating their 21-years of marriage anniversary blissfully without involving in any rumors and controversies related to their separation. The married pair is sharing a healthy bond.

Sonali Kolhatkar with her husband and two adorbale kids
Snap: Sonali Kolhatkar with her husband and two adorbale kids (son).
Source: Facebook @Sonali Kolhatkar

From a strong marital bond, they also shared two adorable sons. Although she shares numerous pictures with her children on her official social accounts, the boy's name is still missing.

Besides Journalism

Sonali is also an artist by profession who has shown her artistic skills featuring crochet, paintings, painted furniture, sewing, tile mosaic, paper mache, & more. 

Kolhatkar's paintings are available in different art exhibitions. As per her official site, she has sold her crafts at Sol Festival, Annual Fair Trade and Conscious Gifts Holiday Bazaar, Christmas Tree Lane Winter Arts and Crafts Festival, among others.

The beautiful painting by an artist Sonali Kolhatkar.
Photo: The beautiful painting by an artist Sonali Kolhatkar.
Source: Facebook @Sonali Kolhatkar

Similarly, she has recently launched vintage cloth masks. Moreover, Kolhatkar is an avid cook and baker who has share special ingredients, baked products, on her food line called 'Baker Goddess.'

Net Worth

Sonali has an estimated net worth of around $500 thousand. The primary source of income for Sonali is from her professional work as a journalist, artist. Kolhatkar is the founder, executive producer, and host of the show Uprising with Sonali.

From there, she might be earning an impressive sum of wealth. As mentioned above, Sonali is also an artist. As per Salary.com, an artist makes an average remuneration of $55446 per year.

Besides, she is also an author who has released the book titled Bleeding Afghanistan. Sonali is also the co-director of Afghan Women's Mission. This is a non-profit making organization established back in 2000 with the mission to enrich adequate health care, education and empowerment facilities near Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan.

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