Hina P. Ansari
Entertainment & Photo Editor
With a passion for both entertainment and fashion, Hina was determined to carve out a career for herself in the publishing world. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1992 and focused her efforts on securing a position at FLARE Magazine. Many phone calls and much persistence finally paid off when Hina was hired as an Editorial Intern in 1994. She was one of the very first interns to work at the magazine, and she has never looked back.
After assisting editors with everything from transcribing interviews to coordinating photo shoots, Hina got her first taste of editing when she helped produce a multi-page layout on Canadian Women in the Film Industry. Hina has since moved into the more senior roles at FLARE working in the capacity of Editorial Assistant, Editorial Coordinator, Assistant Editor and currently as the Entertainment and Photo Editor.
In her present position Hina edits and oversees the monthly selection of photos for the popular Flare Was There society and party page and produces all of FLARE's covers and entertainment and fashion spreads. She also coordinates FLARE's team of photographers in ensuring they have access to the Ready-To-Wear Collections in Milan, Paris and New York, as well as premiere entertainment events including The Golden Globe Awards, The Toronto International Film Festival and the Juno Awards. Most recently Hina has produced Celebrating Canadian Beauty Photographs by Bryan Adams, to be released this October as part of FLARE's 25th Anniversary celebrations.
It is no surprise that Hina gravitated toward a career in entertainment since her grandfather was one of India's most celebrated directors of film noir in the early days of Bollywood. Hina documented her experience growing up with such a mentor in her September 2003 FLARE feature, My Own Private Bollywood.
Hina is a sought after entertainment and music commentator and has appeared on television shows such as Much More Music's Uncovered as well as Rogers Television's Fine Print. She is also an active volunteer in her community and is currently the chair of Friends of South Asia an organization at the Royal Ontario Museum focused on increasing the awareness of the ROM's Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery. She also holds a seat on the Board of the Reel World Film Festival. Hina resides in Toronto.
Trips, Events, and Fun stuff
Hina and Flare in Cuba Nov 2004
Celebrities Mingling with Hina
FLARE's 25th Anniversary Bash
Hina at Golden Globes 2005
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