• Shannti Dinnoo








  • BIO

    Master's graduate from Brussels and Madrid in both audiovisual journalism and film studies, Shannti is a Euro-Indian blend with ten years experience as a video producer, production coordinator, and actor. She has been successively working in Asia, the Middle East & the South-West Indian Ocean region, where she currently operates.


    Deeply fascinated by Asian cultures, she headed right after graduating to the Beijing Film Academy in 2003, with a scholarship and the intention to study Mandarin Chinese and performing arts. Once in China, she was swiftly hired for acting and production assignments. The frequency of these jobs and their level of responsibility rose in direct correlation to her improving Chinese language skills.


    While riding the Dragon, she acted in several CCTV series and coordinated numerous European TV crews from Arte, TF1, France 2, Canal+, to name a few. She also managed public relations for the 2005 Dashanzi Art Festival, before spending three years working as a reporter for Luxe TV all over Asia Pacific.


    The Chinese winter and her itching Indian roots then pushed her to Bombay where she started filming as a video producer for media such as BBC News and Arte, amongst others, while enjoying the lovely mayhem of Indian cinema and spirituality.


    Fluent in English, French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, comfortable with Dutch and Hindi, she lived eight years between the Indian magic and the Chinese gold rush, often traveling to South East Asia…


    In 2011, she moved to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory where she worked as a video producer for television channels such as i>Télé/Canal+ and Qatar TV.


    During those years as a freelance video reporter and production coordinator, she covered many topics, as diverse as the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, freedom of speech in Tibet, the Palestinian territories bid for the UN membership and the 2014 Indian General Election.


    After this brief comeback to India for a researcher assignment with the BBC News at the Delhi bureau, she finally settled in the stunning Reunion Island. She worked for two years as a Multimedia Journalist for the French scientific research centre CIRAD, then joined Blabla Prod as a Journalist and Presenter for the weekly TV program Loca'Terre on Réunion 1ère.



    In a nutshell

    Video Journalist

    Blabla Prod for Réunion 1ère •


    In September 2016, Shannti joined the TV production company Blabla Prod as a video journalist for the television programs Loca'Terre and Ti baba broadcast on Réunion 1ère. Loca'Terre is a weekly story about sustainable development in Reunion Island, while Ti baba focuses on all aspects of early childhood. Her duties include producing, filming and editing the programs.

    TV Journalist & Video Producer

    Réunion 1ère (France Télévisions) • REUNION ISLAND

    During the 2017 austral winter, she worked as a TV journalist & Video Producer for Réunion 1ère daily news broadcast, week and week-end editions, at both 12:30 and 19:00.

    Multimedia Journalist


    In September 2014, Shannti was hired by CIRAD, a French scientific research and international cooperation centre. Her duties involve writing articles and producing videos in both French and English about biodiversity, agroecology and scientific research of the South-West Indian Ocean region. 

    She also runs their website bio-agri.org and produces shoots and interviews within CIRAD for journalists from Reunion Island TV channels and newspapers.

    Newsroom Researcher

    BBC News INDIA

    In early 2014, she was granted a fellowship from the Belgian government to sponsor a Newsroom Researcher assignment with the BBC News, at the Delhi bureau, within the team of "India Business Report".

    Thanks to her good performances, she was also appointed to the News Gathering team covering the initial days of the 2014 Indian General Election.

    At the end, the bureau chief trusted her with a video journalist assignment on the issue of open defecation in India, which was published on the BBC News website.


    Video Reporter

    BBC News, Qatar TV, iTele/Canal+,

    Al Jazeera, Arte •


    In 2009, Shannti followed a comprehensive video journalist training in Paris, and from that year onward, she freelanced as a Video Reporter.

    She successfully produced, filmed and edited hard news reports and feature documentaries for major TV channels. Most of her work is listed on LinkedIn.

    Reporter • Production Coordinator • Interpreter

    ABC News, New York Times, Reuters, Canal+, Luxe TV, M6, Arte, France 2, TF1, Radio Canada • ASIA PACIFIC & REUNION ISLAND

    From 2005 until 2015, she has been freelancing as a reporter, production coordinator and interpreter for TV and film crews in Asia and the SWIO.

    She managed multicultural production teams for respected media outlets in nine different countries: China, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore and France (Reunion Island).




    Euro-Indian TV presenter & actor


    Loca'Terre on Réunion 1ère • REUNION ISLAND


    Since September 2016, Shannti is the presenter of Loca'Terre, a weekly TV program about sustainable development in Reunion Island. She explores all its different facets: environmental protection, safeguarding the cultural heritage, responsible economy, social initiatives... She goes on the ground to meet the people who work for the preservation of the island, parts of which are inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

    TV News Presenter

    Réunion 1ère (France Télévisions) • REUNION ISLAND

    Shannti presented Réunion 1ère's daily News Broadcast in July 2017, during the week and week-ends, at both 12:30 and 19:00.

    Actor - Presenter

    France 2, Arte, NDTV, CCTV • 


    Shannti is an actor and presenter of European and Indian background. 

    She studied theatre and front camera acting in Belgium and Spain before specializing in Performing Arts at the Beijing Film Academy. As soon as she arrived in China, she started acting in short films and Chinese Central Television's series - with Mandarin Chinese as the main language. She then moved to India where she acted in French and English in series for NDTV, France Television, and Arte.


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  • Contact 

    Reunion Island


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