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List of notable or famous journalists from India, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in India and even some popular journalists who immigrated to India. Make sure to also check famous Indian editors and famous cartoonists from India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from India is included when available.

These people, like Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar include images when available. Featuring the most popular names of Indian fashion journalism and more, this list has it all. 

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Fareed Zakaria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Fareed Zakaria age 54 Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is an Indian-born American journalist and author. He is the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS and writes a weekly column for The Washington Post. He has been a columnist for ...more

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Parvez Sharma is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Parvez Sharma Parvez Sharma is a New York-based Indian writer and documentary filmmaker. Sharma is best known for the 2007 film A Jihad for Love which documented the lives of gay and lesbian Muslims, and for ...more

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Zafarul Islam Khan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Zafarul Islam Khan age 70 Zafarul Islam Khan is an Indian Muslim author and journalist based in New Delhi. He is currently editor and publisher of The Milli Gazette fortnightly focusing on issues concerning the Muslim ...more

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Dilip Hiro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Dilip Hiro Born in the Indian sub-continent, Dilip Hiro was educated in India, Britain and America, where he received a Master's degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He then ...more

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Dasari Narayana Rao is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Dasari Narayana Rao age 73 Dasari Narayana Rao, is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed about 150 films, produced 53 films and worked in more ...more

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Varsha Bhosle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Varsha Bhosle Died at 56 (1956-2012) Varsha Bhosle was an Indian singer, journalist and writer based in Mumbai. She was the daughter of Indian playback singer, Asha Bhosle.

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Ashok Row Kavi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Ashok Row Kavi age 70 Ashok Row Kavi is an Indian journalist and one of India's most prominent LGBT rights activists.

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Om Malik is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Om Malik age 51 Om Perkash Malik is an Indian-American web and technology writer. He is the founder and a former senior writer for GigaOM.

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P. Bhaskaran is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Journalists from India
P. Bhaskaran Died at 83 (1924-2007) Pulloottupadathu Bhaskara Menon, better known as P. Bhaskaran, was a famous Malayalam poet and lyricist of Malayalam film songs. He penned more than 3000 songs for about 250 films. He also ...more

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Gollapudi Maruti Rao is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Gollapudi Maruti Rao age 78 Gollapudi Maruti Rao is an Indian film actor, theatre actor, screenwriter, dramatist, playwright, and dialogue writer known for his works in Telugu Cinema, Theatre arts and Telugu Literature. He ...more

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Shoma Chaudhury is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Shoma Chaudhury Suparana Chaudhary, better known by the pen name Shoma Chaudhary, is an Indian reporter-journalist-editor. She is one of the four founding members of the Tehelka magazine and is the former ...more

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Ravish Kumar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Ravish Kumar Ravish Kumar is an Indian TV anchor, writer and journalist who covers topics pertaining to Indian politics and society. He is the senior executive editor at NDTV India, the Hindi news channel of ...more

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Aravind Adiga is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Aravind Adiga age 43 Aravind Adiga is an Indian-Australian writer and journalist. His debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize.

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S. Muthiah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Journalists from India
S. Muthiah age 87 Subbiah Muthiah, MBE, is an Indian writer, journalist, cartographer, amateur historian and heritage activist known for his writings on the political and cultural history of Chennai city. He is ...more

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C. V. Raman Pillai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Journalists from India
C. V. Raman Pillai Died at 64 (1858-1922) Cannankara Velayudhan Raman Pillai was one of the great Indian novelists and playwrights and pioneering playwright and journalist in Malayalam. He is often called and known as C.V.

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K. Shivaram Karanth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from India
K. Shivaram Karanth Died at 95 (1902-1997) Kota Shivaram Karanth was a Kannada writer, social activist, environmentalist, Yakshagana artist, film maker and thinker. He was described as the "Rabindranath Tagore of Modern India, who ...more

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Anupama Kumar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Anupama Kumar age 43 Anupama Prakash Kumar, better known as Anupama Kumar, is an Indian film actress and model. Having appeared in more than 300 ad films, she made her debut as an actress in the 2004 Hindi film ...more

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G. V. Loganathan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Journalists from India
G. V. Loganathan Died at 53 (1954-2007) Gobichettipalayam Vasudevan "G. V." Loganathan was an Indian-born American professor, whose most recent position was a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental ...more

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Kalki Krishnamurthy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Kalki Krishnamurthy Died at 55 (1899-1954) Kalki was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy, a noted Tamil freedom fighter, social crusader, novelist, short story writer, journalist, humorist, satirist, travel writer, script-writer, poet, film ...more

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Balraj Puri is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Balraj Puri Died at 86 (1928-2014) Balraj Puri was an Indian Political commentator and human rights activist.

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Barkha Dutt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Barkha Dutt age 46 Barkha Dutt is an Indian television journalist and columnist. She works as a consulting editor with NDTV. Dutt gained prominence for her reportage of the Kargil War. Dutt has won many national ...more

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Murali Gopy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Murali Gopy age 46 Murali Gopy is an Indian screenwriter, actor, author, singer and journalist. He made his debut in Rasikan and got critical acclaim for Ee Adutha Kaalathu and Left Right Left.

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Khushwant Singh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Khushwant Singh Died at 99 (1915-2014) Khushwant Singh was an Indian novelist, lawyer, politician and journalist. An Indo-Anglian writer, Singh was best known for his trenchant secularism, his humour, and an abiding love of poetry. ...more

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Ramdhari Singh Dinkar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Died at 66 (1908-1974) Ramdhari Sinha 'Dinkar' was an Indian Hindi poet, essayist, patriot and academic, who is considered as one of the most important modern Hindi poets. He remerged as a poet of rebellion as a ...more

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Dharamvir Bharati is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Dharamvir Bharati Died at 71 (1926-1997) Dr. Dharamvir Bharati was a renowned Hindi poet, author, playwright and a social thinker of India. He was the Chief-Editor of the popular Hindi weekly magazine Dharmayug, from 1960 till his ...more

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Aroon Purie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Aroon Purie age 74 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 ...more

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Khwaja Ahmad Abbas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Khwaja Ahmad Abbas Died at 73 (1914-1987) Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, popularly known as K. A. Abbas, was an Indian film director, novelist, screenwriter, and a journalist in the Urdu, Hindi and English languages. He was the maker of important ...more

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Vijay Tendulkar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Vijay Tendulkar Died at 80 (1928-2008) Vijay Tendulkar was a leading Indian playwright, movie and television writer, literary essayist, political journalist, and social commentator primarily in Marāthi. He is best known for his plays ...more

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Arun Shourie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Arun Shourie age 76 Arun Shourie is an Indian journalist, author and politician. He has worked as an economist with the World Bank, a consultant to the Planning Commission of India, editor of the Indian Express and ...more

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Devyani Chaubal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Devyani Chaubal Died at 53 (1942-1995) Devyani Chaubal was an Indian journalist and columnist. She is best known for her fortnightly column, "Frankly Speaking" in popular Bollywood film magazine Star and Style through the ...more

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Arnab Goswami is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Arnab Goswami age 44 Arnab Goswami is an Indian journalist who is the editor-in-chief and a news anchor of the Indian news channel Times Now. The Newshour, a live debate anchored by him, is aired at 9 pm weekdays on ...more

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Ashok Banker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Ashok Banker age 54 Ashok Kumar Banker is the stepson of Sudhir.

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R. K. Laxman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Journalists from India
R. K. Laxman age 96 Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. He is best known for his creation The Common Man and for his daily cartoon strip, "You Said It" ...more

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Irom Chanu Sharmila is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Irom Chanu Sharmila age 46 Irom Chanu Sharmila, also known as the "Iron Lady of Manipur" or "Mengoubi" is a civil rights activist, political activist, and poet from the Indian state of Manipur. On 2 ...more

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Prannoy Roy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Prannoy Roy age 68 Prannoy Lal Roy is an Indian journalist and media personality .He is the co-founder and executive co-chairperson of New Delhi Television along with his wife Radhika Roy.

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Makhanlal Chaturvedi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Makhanlal Chaturvedi Died at 79 (1889-1968) Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi, also called Panditji, was an Indian poet, writer, essayist, playwright and a journalist who is particularly remembered for his participation in India's national ...more

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Vikram Chandra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Vikram Chandra age 51 Vikram Chandra is the executive director and CEO of NDTV Group. He has been called in the popular press, one of the top journalists in India today. Chandra's reputation as a journalist was built ...more

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Bhavna Talwar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Bhavna Talwar Bhavna Talwar is an Indian journalist turned film director. Her debut film, Dharm, won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration at the 2007 National Film Award. ...more

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O. V. Vijayan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Journalists from India
O. V. Vijayan Died at 75 (1930-2005) Ootupulackal Velukkuty Vijayan, commonly known as O. V. Vijayan, was an Indian author and cartoonist, who was an important figure in modern Malayalam language literature. Best known for his ...more

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Kongara Jaggayya is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Kongara Jaggayya Died at 78 (1926-2004) Kongara Jaggaiah was an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema and theatre. He was popularly known as Kanchu Kantam Jaggaiah for his booming voice, He was starred ...more

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Barun Roy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Barun Roy age 40 Barun Roy is an Indian author, journalist and blogger. He was educated at Darjeeling and Chennai. The first book authored by Roy was Portraits of Life, a collection of short stories. 'Nafisha', ...more

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Cho Ramaswamy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Cho Ramaswamy age 83 Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy called as Cho Ramaswamy is a comedian, editor, political satirist, playwright and lawyer in Tamil Nadu. He is the founder and editor of the Tamil magazine, Thuglak. His ...more

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Sucheta Dalal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Sucheta Dalal age 57 Sucheta Dalal is an award-winning business journalist and author. She has been a journalist for 25 years and was conferred the prestigious Padma Shri for journalism in 2006. The 'Padma Awards', ...more

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Rajdeep Sardesai is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Rajdeep Sardesai age 52 Rajdeep Sardesai is an Indian news presenter and author. Sardesai is currently a consulting editor at the India Today group and will be doing a marquee show for Headlines Today. He was the ...more

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Sagarika Ghose is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Sagarika Ghose age 53 Sagarika Ghose is an Indian journalist, news anchor and author. She has been a journalist since 1991 and has worked at The Times Of India, Outlook magazine and The Indian Express. She was the ...more

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Taran Adarsh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Taran Adarsh age 52 Taran Adarsh is an Indian film critic, journalist, editor and film trade analyst. He is also a former producer and screenwriter. He is the son of film director and producer, B. K. Adarsh.

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G. P. Pillai is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Journalists from India
G. P. Pillai Govindan Paramaswaran Pillai was born in Alathoor in Kerala, India, in an aristocratic Nair family. After gaining a B.A. at the University of Madras he was admitted to the Middle Temple in ...more

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Harsha Bhogle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Harsha Bhogle age 56 Harsha Bhogle is an Indian cricket commentator and journalist. He was born in a Marathi speaking family in Hyderabad. Bhogle has recently become a freelance TV presenter.

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Anusha Rizvi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Anusha Rizvi age 40 Anusha Rizvi is a film director and writer.

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Geet Chaturvedi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Geet Chaturvedi age 40 Geet Chaturvedi is a Hindi poet, short story author and novelist. Often regarded as an avant-garde, he was awarded the Bharat Bhushan Agrawal Award for poetry in 2007. He lives in Bhopal, India. ...more