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Ravish Kumar (born 5 December 1974) is an Indian journalist, author, and media personality. He is the Managing Editor of NDTV India ,[1] the Hindi news channel of the NDTV news network and hosts a number of programs including the channel’s flagship weekday show Prime Time, Hum Log[2] and Ravish Ki Report.[3]

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 (visible on stage on the left) speaking during a lecture at University of Chicago Center’s Journalism week in New Delhi

He is the author of the book “The Free Voice – On Democracy, Culture and The Nation“.[4][5][6]

Early life and education

Ravish Kumar was born in Motihari, Bihar on 5 December 1974. His high school education was obtained from Loyola High School (Patna). Later he moved to Delhi for higher studies. He 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 & Accolades

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Personal life

Ravish Kumar is married to Nayana Dasgupta who teaches history at the Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.[15] He is known for his show Primetime which airs on NDTV. He has been receiving many death threats by the extremists related to some political parties.[16][17]


  • Ishq Mein Shahar Hona
  • Dekhate Rahiye
  • Ravishpanti
  • The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the Nation
  • Bolna Hi Hai : Loktantra, Sanskriti Aur Rashtra Ke Bare Mein (in Hindi)[18]