Manpreet Kaur Singh

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Veteran Journalist, Executive Producer, SBS Punjabi


  • Manpreet is best known as a Walkley-nominated, multi-award winning SBS broadcaster, her work across all platforms of journalism — newspapers, radio, magazines, television and online – have earned her widespread respect and recognition in Australia and beyond.
  • She joined SBS Punjabi program in 1993 and has made a significant contribution in areas of social justice, cultural cohesion and multiculturalism.
  • Her work is not only helping to preserve the history of Indian arrival into Australia, but is aiding more recent migrants build their identity as Australian Indians, by showcasing their achievements, highlighting their issues and encouraging solutions to community issues.
  • One of Manpreet’s landmark stories on SBS (about Pooran Singh, a Sikh hawker who came to Australia in 1899) has appeared as a chapter in the book “Indian Diaspora: Hindus and Sikhs in Australia”, which was released in June 2015.  
  • Manpreet’s acclaimed documentary feature The Enemy Within”, investigating family violence in the Australian- Indian community, has won six national and international awards, and earned her a coveted Walkley nomination.
  • Apart from her work at SBS, Manpreet’s articles in Hindustan Times, India Today and continue to build the identity of Punjabi / Indian migrants of Australia, while her research on the history of Indian arrival into Australia, has now been commissioned by Educational Services Australia (ESA) as a reference tool for High School students. 
  • Manpreet has written a chapter in the book “Indian Diaspora: Hindus and Sikhs of Australia”, and her contribution was acknowledged by Prof Peter Stanley in his book “Die in Battle, Do Not Despair- Indians on Gallipoli”.
  • Manpreet is a member of Media Advisory Group of Our Watch, for ethical and balanced reporting of family violence in Australia.
  • She is part of AFL Multicultural Focus Group, to popularize Australian Rules Football in the Australian Indian community.
  • She was also a part of the Grand Jury of world journalists that judged the 2015 New York Festivals International Radio Awards, as well as a judge at the 2014 Walkley Young Australian Journalism Awards.
  • A popular stage-host, who has MC’ed many significant events including the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Multicultural Gala,
  • Manpreet is a sought after speaker who has delivered several keynote addresses and guest lectures, and has participated in many panel discussions in Melbourne, interstate and overseas.
  • In 2017, she was invited to New Zealand to facilitate a capacity building seminar for Indian women, and in the same year, was felicitated as a global icon, when she was featured in book published in India titled ‘500 Sikh Role Models from various walks of life‘.
  • She is also an AFL commentator, who has called matches during the AFL Multicultural round in Hindi and Punjabi for four years, starting in 2014.
  • Manpreet was born and educated in India, where she completed a post-graduate degree in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations.
  • Prior to her arrival in Australia, she was a columnist and feature-writer for the daily newspaper Indian Express and also worked for the national television network, Doordarshan.

Awards & Recognition:


Was conferred Pride of Punjabis award at NSW Parliament House, Sydney, for contribution to Punjabi language and culture in Australia.


Won silver trophy at New York Festivals International Radio Awards for World’s Best Radio, with entries from over 30 countries

Won two awards at 2014 NSW Premier’s Multicultural Media awards, in the categories “best feature – any medium” and “best radio feature”

Won Legal Reporting Award from Victorian Legal Foundation

Was a judge for Young Walkleys 2014


Won the UNAA Media Awards 2013 in the special category “Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Womens’ Rights and Issues

Won “Media Award” at Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2013

Finalist at Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism. 

Won GOPIO Community Service Award, along the sides of the 2013 Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas at Kochi, India.


Awarded Individual award for Excellence in Media by Government of Victoria

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