Radhika Roy

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Radhika Roy
Born (1949-07-07) 7 July 1949 (age 65)
Kolkata, India
Occupation Co-Founder, Co-Chairperson NDTV
Title Co-Founder, Co-Chairperson NDTV
Spouse(s) Prannoy Roy
Children Tara Roy

Radhika Roy is the guiding force behind NDTV and has been responsible for leading NDTV’s tremendous growth since inception. [1] Radhika Roy founded NDTV in 1988 along with Prannoy Roy. With her editorial and production expertise, Radhika advises her team to set benchmarks in programming formats.

Career[edit]

Radhika Roy has over ten years of experience in print journalism, with leading publications such as “Indian Express” and “India Today”. In the mid-80s, she recognized the endless possibilities that TV offered as a news medium and co-founded NDTV.

Awards[edit]

Radhika has won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Information, Communication and Entertainment in the year 2003.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Radhika Roy is married to her school friend Prannoy Roy [3] and they have a daughter Tara Roy.[4] Radhika is the sister of Rajya Sabha member and CPI(M) politician, Brinda Karat. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/corporatepage/radhika_roy.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.thehindubusinessline.in/2003/10/30/stories/2003103002490100.htm
  3. ^ Karmali, Naazneen (2006-09-14). "Prannoy Roy plans to take NDTV global". Rediff (Rediff.com). Archived from the original on 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  4. ^ Chandran, Bipin (2005-05-31). "Prannoy Roy to gift NDTV stake to daughter". Rediff (Rediff.com). Archived from the original on 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  5. ^ "'Only the Communist party can help a person like me'". Rediff (Rediff.com). 2005-05-05. Archived from the original on 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2014-03-21.