Anita Moorjani Biography


Anita Moorjani was born in Singapore of Indian parents, moved to Hong Kong at the age of two, and has lived in Hong Kong most of her life. Because of her background and British education, she is multilingual and grew up speaking English, Cantonese, and an Indian dialect simultaneously; she later learned French at school.

Anita had been working in the corporate world for many years before being diagnosed with cancer in April 2002. After a 4-year battle with cancer, Anita fell into a coma and was given just days to live in early 2006. As her doctors gathered to revive her, she journeyed into a near death experience (NDE) where she was surrounded by unconditional love and deep wisdom. In this place, she was reminded of a powerful truth: HEAVEN IS NOT A DESTINATION; IT IS A STATE OF BEING.

As a result of her near-death experience, Anita Moorjani wrote “Dying to Be Me” which quickly became a New York Times bestseller and attracted the attention of Hay House author Dr. Wayne Dyer, who was deeply moved by her account, becoming a close friend.

DURING HER NDE, ANITA WAS ALSO GIVEN THE CHOICE TO RETURN TO HER PHYSICAL FORM OR TO CONTINUE INTO THIS NEW REALM. She chose the former, somewhat reluctantly – and when she regained consciousness, her cancer immediately began to heal much to the amazement of her doctors. She was free of countless tumors and cancer indicators within weeks, without any further need for medical intervention.

Anita’s NDE story has captured the hearts and attention of millions across the globe, and she has been a featured guest on The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, The Today Show, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, the National Geographic Channel, as well as The Pearl Report in Hong Kong, Headstart with Karen Davila in the Philippines, and many others.

She is the embodiment of the truth that we all have the inner power and wisdom to overcome even life’s most adverse situations, as she’s the living proof of this possibility.

Her other key messages are, “You’re Here to Share Your Truth with the World” and “Live Your Life Fearlessly.”

Today, Anita lives in the United States with her husband Danny and continues to share her incredible story and lessons internationally. Dying to Be Me has sold millions of copies worldwide, has been translated into 45 languages, and has been optioned by Hollywood Producer Ridley Scott to be made into a full-length feature film.