Edward Michael Grylls was born on 7th June 1974 in London. Nicknamed ‘Bear’ by his elder sister when he was just one week old.
Bear Grylls married Shara Cannings Knight in the year 2000. Together the couple has three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke, and Huckleberry. The family has a houseboat which is moored by London’s Battersea Bridge on the River Thames, and also own the remote Saint Tudwals Island West off Abersoch on the Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales. Both Bear and Shara are committed Christians, and Bear describes his faith as the ‘backbone’ of his life.
Bear Grylls, who is renowned for his reality show ‘Man vs. Wild,’ is an adventurer, traveller, and explorer. Adventure sports, such as mountaineering, sailing, and sky diving interested him ever since he was a child. He was trained in these sports by his father who was associated with the ‘Royal Yacht Squadron.’ He was keen to learn martial arts and earned a black belt in Shotokan karate at an early age. He even became a cub scout when he was eight years old. Adventures are accompanied by risks and demand immense physical as well as mental strength.
An early role in the military as a Territorial Army Reservist for the SAS would give way to even greater things when, at the age of just 23, he became one of the youngest climbers ever to conquer Mount Everest. This is even more remarkable when you consider that, just eighteen months previously, he had narrowly avoided being paralysed in a severe parachuting accident while on a trip to Zambia in Africa. The profile his adventurous exploits created for him soon brought Bear to the attention of the media world, and within a few years, he was on the path to becoming the public figure he is today.