Top 5 Most Popular Journalists in India

joournalists in IndiaIndia can be regarded as one of the most important nations of the sub-continent and merely for its large population, the country has a lot to be discussed politically as well as socially. The country has a long list of News channels and newspapers which are doing pretty well in the promotion of political affairs and helping to let people know about the reality of Indian Politics. We recently shared an interesting list of journalists in Pakistan and here we are again, covering India.

Have a look!

1. Barkha Dutt

Burkha Dutt popular Indian journalist

Barkha is a columnist, TV journalist and group editor at the New Dehli Television. She became prominent after covering the Kargil War in 1999 and in the interview with Vikram Batra. Since then she has covered all the major conflicts in Afghanistan, Kashmir, Iraq and Pakistan. She is also the member of Asia Society’s International Advisory Council and was also appointed as a member of National Integral Council of India in 2012. Although Barkha enjoys a very senior position in Indian journalism, she is criticized to be pro Sonia Gandhi and controversial in many of her writings. She has been awarded ‘TV personality of the year’ award in 2012..

2. Rajdeep Sardesai

Rajdeep-Sardesai popular Indian journalist

Rajdeep is the son of the former Indian cricketer Dilip Sardesai. He started his career as a journalist in 1994 with the New Dehli Television and now owns a company ‘Global Broadcast News’. Sardesai has covered major national politics and is also writing a fortnightly column that is published in seven newspapers. He has been awarded the Best Editor in Chief Award in 2013.

3. Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra popular Indian journalist

Chandra gained prominence while covering the Kashmir conflict and is one of the leading journalists of India today. He has formerly anchored the nine o’clock news and is currently doing talk shows ‘The Big Fight’ and ‘Gadget Guru’. He is also the CEO and executive director of New Dehli Television. Chandra’s first fiction book ‘The Srinagar conspiracy’ published in 2000 became a best seller. Among his prominent achievements are interviews with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Rupert Murdoch, Bill Gates and Shimon Peres. He is very active in media campaigns for public interest and has worked to bring light in rural areas through a project called ‘Greenathon’

4. Shereen Bhan

Shereen Bhan popular Indian Journalist

Shereen is a journalist and news anchor and has been associated with UTV and CNBC-TV18. She started her career working as a news researcher for Karan Thapar. Currently, she is the Head and Bureau chief of CNBC-TV18. In 2013 she also became the managing editor for the channel. Shereen is also working as a producer for flagship shows. She is the editor of Young Turks series, a show that brings bright ideas and young entrepreneurs forward. She has been given the ENBA Award for best anchor English in 2013.

5. Udayan Mukherjee

Udayan Mukherjee popular Indian Journalist

Udayan started his career with UTV and is now associated with CNBC Asia. He left the post of managing editor to be part of the CNBC research team. Subsequently, he moved to Network 18 and has been doing market shows, daily business bulletins and other shows like ‘Corporate Radar’. He has been awarded ‘Journalist of the Year’ award, broadcasting category in 2012.


7 thoughts on “Top 5 Most Popular Journalists in India”

  1. Shreen? Udayan? They have bought you dinner, haven’t they? After all, its the first time someone made them “popular’. Oh, and you never heard of people like P Sainath, have you? Or, Shekhar Gupta? Oh wait, you can’t. It takes brain to know journalism doesn’t mean only TV

  2. Popular – seems the right word for the likes of Barkha Dutt and Rajdeep Sardesai; however Good seems a mismatch; As correctly mentioned by Geetika in her comments, the list you have provided is to be rightly put is Media Figures; for sure “Not Journalists”… These Political Piggy-back Riders have only brought shame to the Journalism (sic)…

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