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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.

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Fareed Zakaria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from India
age 55
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 listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from India
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 ...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 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 ...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 (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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from India
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.
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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 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.
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P. Bhaskaran is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Dec. at 83 (1924-2007)
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 ...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 the Chairman of Srikalahasti Pipes, an Indian film actor, theatre actor, screenwriter, dramatist, playwright, and dialogue writer known for his works in Telugu cinema, ...more
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Shoma Chaudhury is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Journalists from India
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 ...more
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Ravish Kumar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Journalists from India
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 ...more
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Aravind Adiga is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Journalists from India
age 44
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.
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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)
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 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Dec. at 95 (1902-1997)
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 ...more
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Anupama Kumar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from India
age 44
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 ...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 (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 ...more
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Kalki Krishnamurthy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Dec. at 55 (1899-1954)
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 ...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 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 ...more
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Murali Gopy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Journalists from India
age 46
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 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from India
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 ...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 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. ...more
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Dharamvir Bharati is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Journalists from India
Dec. at 71 (1926-1997)
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