Dr. Shini Somara

British presenter Dr. Shini Somara brings her love of adventure to BBC America’s new original cooking competition “No Kitchen Required.” Prior to taking on the challenge of hosting “No Kitchen Required,” Somara has been effortlessly transforming the complex world of cutting-edge science and emerging technology into fascinating primetime television on shows that include BBC World News’ “The Health Show,” BBC One’s “Watchdog,” “The One Show” and “Inside Out London.”

By the age of 25, Somara had completed her doctoral thesis while working full-time as a mechanical engineer. Yet, she still found time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and dabble in the world of fashion as a model. Somara also has a degree in classical ballet from the Royal Academy of Dance.

Somara is passionate about discovering and understanding the world around her. She is very eager to sample new foods throughout her journey and learn new recipes she can bring back home to London.