- The Indian American mother of two and former corporate executive joins the show’s eighth season.
Indian American fashion blogger, socialite and influencer Anila Sajja is the newest face to join the Bravo TV reality series, “Married to Medicine.” The former corporate executive and busy mom to five-year-old daughter Aryana and three-year-old son Avir, joined Season 8 of the show which debuted on March 7. An Atlanta, Georgia resident, Sajja has been married to Dr. Kiran Sajja, a successful ocular facial plastic surgeon, for eight years.“
Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, with a proud Indian American heritage, Anila is a renaissance woman in every sense of the word,” says Bravo TV of their new cast member. “Anila lives a fabulous life working hard and playing harder.”
Speaking of growing up Indian in the south, Sajja in an interview with Atlanta Journal-Constitution said, “We got to experience the best of American and Indian cultures. I love that I can understand and speak two different languages. We used to go to India during the summers to connect with our families and immerse ourselves in our culture.”
Sajja’s mom, Manjula Mathur, is a teacher and dad, Mahesh Bihari Mathur is an engineer, who immigrated from India to Georgia. The younger of two sisters, her older sister is also married to a doctor.
Talking to American Kahani, Sajja said, “I am so happy to be representing myself and my community on “Married to Medicine.” It has been a fulfilling experience to share my culture, family and life with a new broad audience. I have been inspired by the outreach of well wishes and appreciation by the South Asian community.”
Sajja graduated from Mercer University with a degree in computer information systems and took the corporate world by storm in the cosmetic and fashion industry with a global executive position. As she advanced in her career, she decided to go after her true passion for fashion, and with her creative eye she blossomed it into a successful career as a fashion blogger and social media influencer, according to Bravo TV.
She runs the blog, “Peplum & Bubblegum,” where she posts about all things fashion, beauty, motherhood, and the showstopper – hot sales. The self- confessed “fashion addict – makeup enthusiast – married to my best friend – mommy of two little munchkins – food fanatic – globetrotter – workout junkie,” as she describes herself on her blog, collaborates with fashion and beauty brands while lending her expertise to develop innovative content.
As to how the 41-year-old got a break on the show, Sajja, who is currently building a new home, admits that she shares the same designer as Toya Bush-Harris, an original member of the series. Harris and Sajja lived in the same neighborhood and said: “We hit it off. We’re housewives. We both have kids, and our kids would play together. We really became friends after that. We’re also Aries. We have a lot in common!”
The ladies of “Married to Medicine” know a thing or two about construction. Dr. Jackie Walters just spent two years renovating her home from top to bottom, while Toya Bush-Harris customized every inch of her Alpharetta mansion. And like them, newcomer Sajja is in the midst of a buildout, too and recently thrilled her followers on Instagram and fans on BravoTV.com with a tour of her under-construction home. And when not busy juggling work, kids and her home, Sajja enjoys spending her down time with family and friends, dancing to the latest toons from Bollywood, traveling, working out and, of course, shopping.
“Married to Medicine” airs on Sundays on Bravo TV at 9/8c.
Anu Ghosh immigrated to the U.S. from India in 1999. Back in India she was a journalist for the Times of India in Pune for 8years and a graduate from the Symbiosis Institute of Journalism and Communication. In the U.S., she obtained her Masters andPhD. in Communications from The Ohio State University. Go Buckeyes! She has been involved in education for the last 15years, as a professor at Oglethorpe University and then Georgia State University. She currently teaches Special Education at OakGrove Elementary. She is also a mom to two precocious girls ages 11 and 6.