Rajeev Masand (born 1979) is an Indian film critic and entertainment reporter for Noida, Uttar Pradesh-based English language news channel CNN-Indian Broadcasting Network (CNN-IBN). He usually reviews Hindi-language films (Bollywood) and major American films released in India in his weekend show Now Showing.
A graduate from Mumbai University, Masand started reporting at the age of 16 at The Times of India newspaper. He later became assistant editor at The Indian Express. In January 2003, he joined STAR News as a special correspondent and as the host of Masand Ki Pasand. In 2005, Masand moved to CNN-IBN where he is currently the film critic and runs an ongoing video reviews series on the CNN-IBN website, Masand's Verdict. He also became the host of CNN-IBN's entertainment series, To Catch a Star.
Best Films of the Year
- 2007: Black Friday
- 2008: Jab We Met
- 2009: Kaminey
- 2010: Udaan
- 2011: Stanley Ka Dabba
- 2012: Kahaani
- 2013: The Lunchbox
- 2014: Queen
- 2015: Piku
- "Rajeev Masand Introduction". STAR News. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
- "Film Reviews: Masand's Verdict". ibnlive.com. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
- "CNN-IBN lines up various specials to bied adieu to 2006". IndianTelevision.com. 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
- "CNN-IBN to launch third season of To Catch a Star". IndianTelevision.com. 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
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