Radhika Roy

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Radhika Roy
Born Radhika Dass
(1949-05-07) 7 May 1949 (age 68)
Calcutta, India
Occupation Co-Founder, Co-Chairperson NDTV
Spouse(s) Prannoy Roy
Relatives Brinda Karat

Radhika Roy (born 7 May 1949), née Radhika Singh, is an Indian journalist, and the co-founder of New Delhi Television (NDTV).[1][2] Following a ten year career in print journalism,[3] she switched to television in 1987 and co-founded NDTV, which she has led for more than twenty-five years.[2][4]


Roy worked for over ten years in print journalism, including with publications such as The Indian Express and India Today.[3]

In 1988, she launched New Delhi Television (NDTV) with her husband, Prannoy Roy.[5] He credits her with being "the guiding vision and force behind NDTV", and others[who?] say that she is deeply involved in all aspects of the day-to-day running of the organization.[2] She was Managing Director of NDTL[clarification needed] from 1988 to 2011, and became Executive Co-Chairperson of NDTL on July 29, 2011. She also serves as Executive Director of NDTL.[1] During a television career of more than 25 years, she has rarely been interviewed or photographed, being intensely private.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Roy is married to Prannoy Roy, who she met while attending Welham Girls' School.[6] They have a daughter, Tara Roy.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Radhika Roy". Bloomberg. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bansal, Shuchi (21 April 2003). "Radhika Roy: NDTV's heart and soul". Rediff India Abroad. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Kaushik, Krishn (1 December 2015). "Have Radhika and Prannoy Roy undermined NDTV?". The Caravan. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Radhika Roy". NDTV. Retrieved 27 January 2017. Radhika Roy is the guiding force behind NDTV and has been responsible for leading NDTV's tremendous growth since inception. 
  5. ^ Shinde, Shalaka (October 15, 2016). "Prannoy Roy, Dad of News TV: Here's A Tribute From Your 'Students'". The Quint. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Chandran, Bipin (2005-05-31). "Prannoy Roy to gift NDTV stake to daughter". Rediff. Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2014-03-21.