Anees Jung is an Indian author, journalist and columnist for newspapers in India and abroad. Whose most known work, Unveiling India was a chronicle of the lives of women in India, noted especially for the depiction of Muslim women behind the purdah.  She started her career in writing with the Youth Times, a Times of India publication, where she worked as a journalist and editor. Night of the New Moon: Encounters with Muslim Women in India, and Seven Sisters are two of her subsequent books in which she interviews women about their daily life. Breaking the Silence is based on interviews with women from all across the world. She has subsequently worked for The Christian Science Monitor and the International Herald Tribune.

Birth Name

Anees Jung




Writer, Journalist, Columnist



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Anees Jung was born on the 15th of December 1944, in Rourkela, Odisha, India.


She’s currently 79 years old.

Sun Sign




She has Indian ancestry.




After schooling and college at Osmania University in Hyderabad, she went to the United States for higher studies at University of Michigan Ann Arbor, where she did her master’s degree in sociology and American studies.

Family Details

  • Father – Nawab Hosh Yar Jung ( Scholar and Poet)
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Anees Jung has dated –

Anees has largely opted to keep her personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about her love life and dating history.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m


  • In Kilograms – 58 kg
  • In Pounds – 128 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Anees became known as an Indian author, journalist, and columnist for well-known newspapers both in India and abroad. She began her professional writing career with the Times of India newspaper Youth Times. In 1987, Jung published Unveiling India. Later in her career, she worked for the International Herald Tribune and The Christian Science Monitor.

Anees Jung Net worth

Anees Jung has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars as of 2024.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anees Jung

  • Jung Born in Rourkela, and growing up in Hyderabad, India. Anees’s mother and brother are also Urdu poets.
  • Anees is from an aristocratic family – her father, Nawab Hosh Yar Jung, was a scholar and poet, and served as the musahib (adviser) to the last Nizam (prince) of Hyderabad State.
  • She started her career in writing with the Youth Times, a Times of India publication, where she worked as a journalist and editor (1973 to 1980).
  • Anees has subsequently worked for The Christian Science Monitor and the International Herald Tribune.
  • In 1987, Jung published Unveiling India. It is a travel diary focusing on interviews with women.
  • She has written several subsequent books on the same, talking to women about their everyday lives, including Night of the New Moon: Encounters with Muslim women in India (1993), Seven Sisters (1994). Breaking the Silence (1997) is based on conversations on women’s lives from around the world.
  • Others are maltreated by alcoholic fathers or married off early or sexually abused, though some find refuge in schools set up by well-meaning NGOs.
  • A section of this book is part of the NCERT Class 12 English Book in CBSE Schools Jung is noted for her lively and vivid descriptions.


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