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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.

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Fareed Zakaria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from India
age 55
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 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
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
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
age 74
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
Dec. 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
age 71
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
age 52
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
Dec. 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
age 79
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
age 44
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 88
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 44
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
age 47
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
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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