Ravish Kumar | Srivideo
Date of Birth: 5 December 1974
Place of Birth: Motihari
Education: Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Loyola High School
Occupation: Journalist with NDTV India
Spouse(s): Nayana Dasgupta
Awards: Ramon Magsaysay Award (2019)
Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards (2013 and 2017)
Red Ink Award (2016)
Official Website: ravishkumar.org
Ravish Kumar is an Indian journalist, author and media personality. He is the Senior Executive Editor of NDTV India. He hosts a number of programmes including the channel's flagship weekday show Prime Time, Hum Log,Ravish Ki Report and Des Ki Baat.
He has been twice conferred with Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for the Best Journalist of the Year and became the fifth Indian journalist to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2019.
Ravish Kumar delivering a lecture in New Delhi
Ravish Kumar (visible on stage on the left) speaking during a lecture at University of Chicago Center's Journalism week in New Delhi
Early life and education
Kumar hails from Motihari, Bihar. He obtained his high school education from Loyola High School, Patna. Later he moved to Delhi for higher studies. He was graduated from Deshbandhu College, affiliated to the University of Delhi. Eventually he enrolled in post-graduate diploma in Hindi Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
Awards and accolades
Kumar has been conferred with various awards for his work in journalism with Ramon Magsaysay Award (2019) being the most prestigious one. He is two times recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award (2017,2013) for broadcast category in Hindi language. The list continues with Gauri Lankesh Award for Journalism, first Kuldip Nayar journalism award (2017), Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for Hindi Journalism and Creative Literature(for 2010, awarded in 2014). He was included in the list of 100 most influential Indian(2016) by The Indian Express and also named journalist of the year by Mumbai Press Club.
Kumar is married to Nayana Dasgupta who teaches History at the Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. He has two daughters. He has a brother, Brajesh Kumar Pandey, who is an INC leader from Bihar. He has also received death threats in the past for his journalism.
- The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the Nation
- Bolna Hi Hai : Loktantra, Sanskriti Aur Rashtra Ke Bare Mein (in Hindi)
- Ishq Mein Shahar Hona (in Hindi)
- Dekhate Rahiye (in Hindi)
- Ravishpanti (in Hindi)