Rajeev Shukla

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Rajeev Shukla
MP of Rajya Sabha for Maharashtra
In office
3 April 2012 – 2 April 2018
Succeeded by Kumar Ketkar, INC
Constituency Maharashtra
Personal details
Born (1959-09-13) 13 September 1959 (age 59)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Known for Chairman of Indian Premier League

Rajeev Shukla (born 13 September 1959) is an Indian politician, journalist, political commentator and the chairman of Indian Premier League. Following the scandal over alleged corruption and spot-fixing in the IPL, Shukla resigned as its chairman on 1 June 2013. In 2015, Shukla was again appointed unanimously as the Chairman of IPL by the BCCI

Early life[edit]

Rajiv Shukla was born on 13 September 1959 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Before entering politics, he was a reporter for Hindi daily Jansatta. Shukla held this job until 1985, when he became a special correspondent for Ravivar Magazine. He was hired as a senior editor and he continued in that job until being elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2000. He has now joined the Indian National Congress. According to some sources, he was not so successful at the beginning; however, when he started power-brokering in early 90s, he gained power and influence in higher rank politicians.[1]

Political activities[edit]

Running as a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress Party, Shukla won by a large margin.[2] In 2003, his party merged with the Indian National Congress, and Shukla was appointed as a congress party spokesperson. He was nominated as a secretary to the All India Congress Committee in January 2006.[3] In March 2006, Shukla was elected for a second term.

Television Anchor[edit]

Rajiv Shukla hosted a popular TV Interview show named Rubaru from around mid 90s till early 2000s before entering full-time to politics. This TV show was televised on EL TV and later on Zee TV. He interviewed dozens of prominent personalities of that time such as Narendra Modi, Atal Bihari Bajpayee,Madhav Rao Scindhia, Rajesh Pilot, Mulayam Singh, Devi Lal, Bhajan Lal, Salman Khurshid, Bal Tahkrey, Shatrughan Sinha, Sharad Yadav, Ram Jethmalani, Shahruk Khan, Manoj Prabhakar and alike. He even interviewed international leaders such as Imran Khan, Benazeer Bhutto, Nawaz Shareef and Dalai Lama. A compilation of his interviews gives a good account of politics of this time and shows the caliber of Rajiv Shukla to be able to pull prominent persons into his interviews.

Post held[edit]

Personal life[edit]

His wife, Anuradha Prasad,[4] who is the sister of BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, heads as the Managing Director of the company B.A.G. Films and Media Limited and owns channel News 24 (India) with her husband. She also produces Hindi and Punjabi films through B.A.G. Films.


  1. ^ Rajeev Shukla Profile
  2. ^ Ramakrishan, Venkitesh (15 April 2000). "Convulsions in Uttar Pradesh". Frontline. Retrieved 28 October 2006. 
  3. ^ Ramaseshan, Radhika (7 January 2006). "Rahul Awaits Popular Demand". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 October 2006. 
  4. ^ http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=175

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