Devi Sankaree Govender biography: age, net worth, husband, qualifications

Devi Sankaree Govender (born 5 September 1972) is an award-winning television journalist. In the broadcast media industry, she has grown to be a household name. She is quite famous for her fearless approach.

She is also a respected figure in the industry with over two decades and five years of experience. For many who are and wish to tread her professional path, Devi has inspired many and is a role model to many.

She is also a successful presenter and writer. To have the chance of working with Carte Blanche has been among the highest privileges of her life.


Devi Sankaree Govender biography
Devi Sankaree Govender biography. (Image: Instagram/devi_hq; Edited by author).
NameDevi Sankaree Govender
Born5 September 1972 (age 49 years)
BirthdaySeptember 5
NationalitySouth African
EducationDrama and Performance studies (Hons)
Higher Diploma in Education
Business Management
Alma materUniversity of Natal
University of South Africa
HusbandPerumal Moodley
ChildrenSayuran, Kaiyuree
Net worth$2000000-$5000000


Her date of birth is on 5 September 1972. Devi Sankaree Govender is 49 years old. 

She became an investigative television journalist in 2002, at the time she was twenty-one. Before taking on her new career in print media and television, she worked on radio.

When she was almost done with her academic pursuit, she became a freelance artist at SABC Radio. Perhaps, they saw different skills in her that most people in the same profession lacked. Devi showcased her talent in presenting music shows. Later she began to read the news.

Proving what she was good at, she became a host of a talk show on Lotus FM. This was when she started to gain a presence and reputation. Most listeners love her for the straightforward approach she took to address national issues. These issues were often sensitive and controversial.


In 1994, Devi graduated with a Drama and Performance studies degree (Hons). She furthered her academic pursuit at the University of South Africa. She studied for a Higher Diploma in Education, graduating in 1997.

Three years later, in 2000, she completed a post-graduate diploma in Business Management. She studied for the certification at the University of Natal. By 2002, she was through with her MBA from the same University.


The award-winning Journalism personality is also a mother and a wife. Devi is married to Perumal Moodley. Their union is blessed with two (2) children; Sayuran and Kaiyuree. It is worth mentioning that the couple, Devi Sankaree and Perumal Moodley are the same age.


To reach Devi Sankaree-Govender, send an email to or visit her and fill the contact form. Active social media users could reach her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram via the username @devihq.


Devi Sankaree Govender profile
Devi Sankaree Govender profile. (Image: Instagram/devi_hq; Edited by author).

The award-winning journalist is popular for being the presenter on the show Carte Blanche. She landed a job in the M-Net show in 2002 and worked for eighteen (18) years leaving the job in 2020.

She started to be a professional journalist on the radio during her study years at the University of Natal. She later started to present for Lotus FM as a freelance talk show host. Before which she was a presenter on music shows. 

While she was a freelancer on radio, Devi landed a teaching stint and resigned after a year to move as a full-time talk show host on Lotus FM. 

In 1998, she interviewed the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. 

In 1996, she recorded her television break after she became a freelance presenter for Eastern Mosaic, a show on SABC1. Following her amazing performance in the media industry, another opportunity came knocking.

In 1998, she landed a job as a weekly columnist on Sunday Times. One year later, she became a Features Editor on Sunday Times in Durban. 

In 2002, she became a member of the Carte Blanche team making her the youngest investigative television journalist on the team.

After running a Post Graduate program, she started her corporate communications company. She was also the host of Carte Blanche Consumer, a Carte Blanche spin-off series. After spending eighteen years she left Carte Blanche.


To get more about her personal, every day, and professional lifestyle stay connected on her IG account. She shares engaging posts, did you know she loves dogs? You’d get the chance to know more about her with what she shares, “pictures could say a thousand words”.

She drops inspirational quotes too in picture formats. Her account houses over 41,000 followers. How would you love to see her dresses and fashion sense? Devi Sankaree Govender’s account on Instagram tells it all.

Net worth

The renowned and celebrated South African Journalist Devi Sankaree Govender has made an impact in the country’s area of Journalism. She has an estimated net worth of around $2000000-$5000000.

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