List of Indian journalists

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This list of Indian journalists includes notable journalists working in India who write and speak in one of many official languages of India.


  • M. J. Akbar, Mobashar Jawed Akbar, (11 January 1951– ) an English-language journalist and editor-in-chief for The Sunday Guardian, author of several books, he, however, left journalism to join active politics.
  • Javed Anand, (ca. 1950– ) an alternative journalist, co-founder of Sabrang Communications, and co-editor of Communalism Combat, who is married to journalist Teesta Setalvad. The couple shared the Maharana Mewar Foundation's Hakim Khan Sur Award in 1999.[1]



  • Vikram Chandra (7 January 1967– ), a journalist, anchor, and group CEO at NDTV. His mother is former journalist Nandini Chandra[2]
  • Devyani Chaubal (1942–1995), Indian film journalist and columnist of 60s and 70s.[10]
  • Shoma Chaudhury, managing editor of the Indian daily Tehelka. She has won Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards for print journalism in 2007,[11] the Chameli Devi Award in 2009,[12] and the Mumbai Press Club Award for Political Writing in 2012 on Soni Sori titled, 'The Inconvenient Truth of Soni Sori'.[13]
  • Sudhir Chaudary is the senior editor and business head of Zee News where he hosts the prime time show, Daily News & Analysis (DNA).[14] Over the period of two decades, he has worked at several Hindi news channels.
  • Prabhu Chawla (2 October 1946 – ), he is a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Editorial Director of The New Indian Express Group as of 2016.


  • Dibang, a senior journalist and member of a debate panel with the news channel ABP News, is rated among the best Hindi anchors in the industry today.[1] He is also hosting prime-time show Jana Mana on ABP news.
  • Sucheta Dalal (ca 1962– ), a female columnist, who is the winner of the civilian award Padma Shri in 2006[15]
  • Swapan Dasgupta (3 September 1955– ), a senior editor at multiple major newspapers in India and TV personality
  • Jyotirmoy Dey, an investigative journalist who was murdered 11 June 2011[16][17] and posthumously awarded the Prem Bhatia Award in 2011 for political reporter of the year, which he shared with Josy Joseph (see below)[18]
  • Vinod Dua is a journalist, news anchor, political commentator, election analyst who was called the face of Indian television due to his decades of television journalism. He is a recipient of Padma Shri (2008).
  • Bahar Dutt, an environmental and wildlife journalist and editor for CNN-News18 and winner of multiple awards, including the 2006 Ramnath Goenka Award for excellence in environmental reporting,[19] as well as sister of Barkha Dutt
  • Barkha Dutt of NDTV, one of India's most well-known female journalists[2][3] and a past recipient of the C H Mohammed Koya National Journalism Award,[20] as well as sister of Bahar Dutt and daughter of early female Indian journalist Prabha Dutt
  • David Devadas, Author, journalist, commentator and documentary film-maker. He is the author of In Search of a Future: The story of Kashmir, a critically acclaimed book on Kashmir Conflict.



  • Sajjad Haider, (b.21 October 1966-) is media personality of Indian administered Kashmir, Editor-in-Chief Trans Asia News Service and Founder of Kashmir Observer
  • Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Editor-in-chief of the Punjabi-language newspaper, Daily Ajit, from Jalandhar.


  • B. K. Karanjia (1919–2012), Indian film journalist and editor, Filmfare and Screen, chairman NFDC
  • Kalki Krishnamurthy,[23] a well-known Tamil editor, columnist and the founder of Kalki magazine.
  • Ravish Kumar, is a news anchor, writer and journalist who is the executive editor of NDTV India where he hosts a number of programmes including the channel's flagship weekday show Prime Time, Hum Log and Ravish Ki Report.
  • Karma Paljor, Indian television news anchor and journalist


  • R. K. Laxman,[27] winner of the 1984 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts


  • Ashok Malik a former senior editor for English-language newspaper Indian Express and current columnist for The Times of India, Economic Times, Pioneer and other publications
  • Annamma Mathew (22 March 1922 – 10 July 2003), chief editor of the Malayalam-language Vanitha women's magazine for Malayala Manorama and wife of K. M. Mathew
  • K. M. Mathew (2 January 1917 – 1 August 2010), known as the chief editor of Malayala Manorama, which has the largest circulation of any Malayalam-language newspaper, and husband of Annamma Mathew
  • Inder Malhotra, received the Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013[28]
  • Chandan Mitra a present editor and managing director of The Pioneer newspaper
  • Udayan Mukherjee[2] 2012, Ramnath Goenka Awards, Managing Editor for CNBC-TV18.
  • Satyendra Murli, Journalist, Media Researcher, Socio-Political activist, Popularly known as an Ambedkarite Journalist, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar National Awardee, Presently associated with Doordarshan Samachar (DD NEWS), Public Broadcaster of India.


  • Kusum Nair (1919-1993), journalist and writer on agricultural policy
  • A. G. Noorani (16 September 1930– ), a columnist, as well as a historian and lawyer, who is a past recipient of the C H Mohammed Koya National Journalism Award,[6]


  • Malini Parthasarathy, former Editor and Executive Editor of The Hindu, She also founded The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy.
  • Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy, or Mrs. Y. G. P., (8 November 1925– ), who was a 2010 Padma Shri civilian award recipient[29][30]
  • Nanasaheb Parulekar (20 September 1898 – 8 January 1973), a founder of Marathi-language newspaper Sakal and chairman of the Press Trust of India, a news agency.
  • Aroon Purie is an Indian businessman who is the founder-publisher and editor-in-chief of India Today and the chief executive of the India Today Group. He is the managing director of Thomson Press (India) Limited and the chairman and managing director of TV Today. He is also the editor-in-chief of Reader's Digest India.[31]
  • Pankaj Parashar (journalist) (born 01 February 1983) is an Indian journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has directed and produced two documentary films - Crushed Dreams and The Brotherhood, is based on 2015 Dadri mob lynching case. Pankaj Parashar has done important work for the problems of farmers and communal harmony.[32][33][34][35]


  • Sayyid Ahmedullah Qadri (9 August 1909 – 5 October 1985), recipient of PadmaShri Awardee in 1966, MLC, Member of State Library Hyderabad, Chairman of Hajj Committee, Andhra Pradesh.






  • Sahar Zaman Journalist, Newscaster, News Anchor, Art Curator, Media Entrepreneur, Jewelry Designer, Guest Lecturer.

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