Radhika Roy

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Radhika Roy
Born (1949-05-07) 7 May 1949 (age 66)
Kolkata, India
Occupation Co-Founder, Co-Chairperson NDTV
Title Co-Founder, Co-Chairperson NDTV
Religion Hinduism
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.


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.


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]


  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.