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Famous Journalists from India

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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. 

This historic journalists from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from India?" These prominent journalists of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian journalists.

Use this list of renowned Indian journalists to discover some new journalists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 

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    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Fareed Rafiq Zakaria (; born January 20, 1964) is an Indian-American journalist, political scientist, and author. He is the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS and writes a weekly column for The...  more

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    Parvez Sharma is a New York-based Indian filmmaker, author, and journalist. He is a recipient of the 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the film/video category. He was amongst the 173 fellows selected...  more
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    BirthplaceAzamgarh, India

    Zafarul Islam Khan is currently Chairman of Delhi Minority Commission , author and journalist based in New Delhi. He is currently editor and publisher of The Milli Gazette fortnightly focusing on...  more
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    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 settled in...  more
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    BirthplaceSouth India, Eurasia, Palakol, India, West Godavari district

    Dasari Narayana Rao (4 May 1947 – 30 May 2017) was an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, dialogue writer, actor, lyricist, and politician known for his works predominantly in Telugu...  more
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    Varsha Bhosle

    Dec. at 56 (1956-2012)


    Varsha Bhosle (Marathi: वर्षा भोसले) (1956 –8 October 2012) was an Indian singer, journalist and writer based in Mumbai. She was the daughter of Indian playback singer, Asha Bhosle....  more
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    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Ashok Row Kavi is an Indian journalist and one of India's most prominent LGBT rights activists....  more
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    Om Malik

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Om Prakash Malik (born September 29, 1966) is an Indian-American web and technology writer. He is the founder and a former senior writer for GigaOM. He is now a partner at True Ventures....  more
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    P. Bhaskaran

    Dec. at 82 (1924-2007)

    BirthplaceKodungallur, India

    Pulloottupadathu Bhaskaran alias as P. Bhaskaran (21 April 1924 – 25 February 2007), was a Malayalam poet, lyricist of Malayalam film songs and filmmaker. He penned more than 3000 songs for about 250...  more
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    BirthplaceVizianagaram, India

    Gollapudi Maruti Rao is the Chairman of Srikalahasti Pipes, an Indian film actor, theatre actor, screenwriter, dramatist, playwright, and dialogue writer known for his works in Telugu cinema, Telugu...  more
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    Shoma Chaudhury

    Shoma Chaudhury is an Indian journalist, editor, and political commentator. She was managing editor and one of the founders of Tehelka, an investigative public interest newsmagazine. She is currently...  more
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    Ravish Kumar

    Ravish Kumar (born on 5 December 1974) is an Indian TV anchor, writer, journalist and media personality. He is the Managing Editor of NDTV India, the Hindi news channel of the NDTV news network and...  more
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    BirthplaceChennai, India

    Aravind Adiga (born 23 October 1974) is an Indo-Australian writer and journalist. His debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize....  more
  • 14

    S. Muthiah

    Age: 91

    BirthplacePallathur, India

    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 the...  more
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    C. V. Raman Pillai

    Dec. at 63 (1858-1922)

    BirthplaceThiruvananthapuram, India

    Channankara Velayudhan Pillai Raman Pillai (19 May 1858 – 21 March 1922), also known as C. V., was one of the major Indian novelists and playwrights and a pioneering playwright and novelist of...  more
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    K. Shivaram Karanth

    Dec. at 95 (1902-1997)

    BirthplaceSaligrama, India

    Kota Shivaram Karanth (10 October 1902 – 9 December 1997) was an Indian polymath, who was a novelist in Kannada language, playwright and conservationist. Ramachandra Guha called him the "Rabindranath...  more
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    BirthplaceCoimbatore, India

    Anupama Prakash Kumar (born 4 December 1974 in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu), better known as Anupama Kumar, is an Indian film actress and model. Having appeared in more than 300 ad films, she made her...  more
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    G. V. Loganathan

    Dec. at 53 (1954-2007)

    BirthplaceKaratadipalayam, India

    Gobichettipalayam Vasudevan "G. V." Loganathan (April 8, 1954 – April 16, 2007) was an Indian-born American professor, who, at the time of his death, was a professor in the Department of Civil and...  more
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    Kalki Krishnamurthy

    Dec. at 55 (1899-1954)

    BirthplaceManalmedu, India

    Ramaswamy Aiyer Krishnamurthy (9 September 1899 – 5 December 1954), better known by his pen name Kalki, was an Indian writer, journalist, poet, critic and Indian independence activist. He was named...  more
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    Balraj Puri

    Dec. at 86 (1928-2014)
    Balraj Puri was an Indian Political commentator and human rights activist....  more
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    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Barkha Dutt is an Indian television journalist and author working with Tiranga TV. She was part of NDTV's team for 21 years, until she left the channel in January 2017. Barkha emerged as a prominent...  more
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    BirthplaceThiruvananthapuram, India

    V. G. Muralikrishnan (born 4 March 1972), professionally credited as Murali Gopy, is an Indian writer-actor, author, singer and journalist. He wrote and acted in Ee Adutha Kaalathu, Tiyaan, Left...  more
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    Khushwant Singh

    Dec. at 99 (1915-2014)


    Khushwant Singh (born Khushal Singh, 2 February 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, journalist and politician. His experience in the 1947 Partition of India inspired him to...  more
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    Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

    Dec. at 65 (1908-1974)

    BirthplaceMunger division, Eurasia, Bihar, India, Begusarai district

    Ramdhari Singh "Dinkar" (23 September 1908 – 24 April 1974) was an Indian Hindi poet, essayist, patriot and academic, who is considered as one of the most important modern Hindi poets. He remerged as...  more
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    Dharamvir Bharati

    Dec. at 70 (1926-1997)

    BirthplaceAllahabad, India

    Dharamvir Bharati (25 December 1926 – 4 September 1997) was a renowned Hindi poet, author, playwright and a social thinker of India. He was the chief editor of the popular Hindi weekly magazine...  more