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Ravish Kumar age, caste, wife, children, family, biography & more

Ravish Kumar age, caste, wife, children, family, biography & more

Bio / Wiki
Full nameRavish Kumar Pandey
Jobs)Journalist, television presenter, author
Physical statistics & more
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 183 cm
in meters - 1.83 m
in feet inches - 6 '
Eye colorblack
Hair colorsalt pepper
Linked toNDTV India
JoinedYear 1996
descriptionSenior Executive Editor at NDTV India
Famous shows• Ravish Ki report on NDTV India
• Hum Log at NDTV India
• Prime Time at NDTV India
Awards, honors, successes2010: Ganesh Sankar Vidyarthi Award

2013: Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for Journalist of the Year

2014: Indian News Television Award for Best Newscaster in Hindi
2016: The Indian Express has included him in the list of the 100 most influential Indians. In the same year he was named the best journalist of the year by the Mumbai Press Club

2017: Received the first journalism award from Kuldip Nayar for his contribution to the field of journalism


• Winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for “Using Journalism to Give Voice to the Voiceless”.

• On September 22, 2019, he received the first Gauri Lankesh National Journalism Award in Bengaluru
Personal life
Date of birth5th December 1974
Age (like 2019)45 years
place of birthJitvarpur village in Motihari, Bihar
star signSagittarius
Signature / autograph
HometownMotihari, Bihar
schoolLoyola High School, Patna, India
UniversityBand Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi
• Indian Institute for Mass Communication, New Delhi
Educational qualifications)• BA in History from Deshbandhu College
• MA in History from Deshbandhu College
• M.Phil. from Delhi University
• Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from the Indian Institute for Mass Communication
casteBhumihar Brahmin[1]Wikipedia
Eating habitsNot a vegetarian
HobbiesReading, writing, listening to old Hindi songs
addressVillage-Jitwarpur, PO-Pipra, PS-Govindganj, District-East-Champaran, Bihar-845419
Controversy• In 2017, his brother Brajesh Kumar Pandey was booked under the POSCO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses) Act for involvement in a sex bully, for which Ravish Kumar was criticized by a faction of society for not addressing the incident in his own had news broadcasts.

• He also drew controversy over implicit criticism of Arnab Goswami, a popular English TV anchor.
• Ravish Kumar announced that he has received death threats and abusive phone calls since arriving at Narendra Modi government center in 2014. The constant trolling resulted in Ravish Kumar leaving Twitter in August 2015.
Relationships & more
marital statusMarried
Affairs / girlfriendsNayana Dasgupta (history teacher)
Wife / spouseNayana Dasgupta (history teacher)
childrenyou are - None
Daughter - 2 (name not known)
parentsfather - Baliram Pandey[two]My Neta
mother - Name not known
siblingsBrothers - Brajesh Kumar Pandey (politician)

sister - Not known
Favorite things
Favorite teacherLater Parthasarathi Gupta (history professor at Delhi University)
Favorite actor Amitabh Bachchan
favorite singer Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh, Mohammed Aziz
Money factor
salaryNot known

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ravish Kumar

  • Ravish Kumar is a popular Hindi journalist best known for his unique monologues on his show Prime Time.

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  • Ravish Kumar belongs to a humble family from Bihar.
  • After completing his training at a monastery school in Patna, he came to Delhi in 1990 to continue his studies.
  • Ravish says before he came to Delhi the only "big" cities he had seen were Lucknow, Jamshedpur and Ranikhet.
  • In Delhi, Ravish was enrolled at Deshbandhu College, where lecturers such as Anil Sethi and Rana Bahal became his mentors who encouraged and helped him in a variety of ways. While talking about them, Ravish says:

    They taught me English how to eat at a table, how to talk to girls, how to wear a tie. "

  • After studying history at Deshbandhu College in Delhi, he began to prepare for public service. However, he failed to pass the community service exam.
  • While in Delhi, Ravish was told to go to M Block GK I Market if he wanted to see girls.
  • When Ravish Kumar came to Delhi, the only thing that frightened him the most was the English-speaking people. He was so scared of the English-speaking people that he rented a Barsati on the back streets of Govindpuri, away from the "English-speaking zones".
  • During his stay in Delhi, Ravish Kumar's landlord Sharmaji often advised him to learn English.
  • Even by the end of his BA, Ravish was not proficient in English. However, he enrolled for an MA in history.
  • While studying for a Masters in History at Delhi University, Ravish was heavily influenced by the brilliant Delhi University history professor the late Parthasarathi Gupta, fondly known to his students as PSG, whose lectures on urbanization became a guide for him. They changed the way Ravish viewed the city.

    Parthasarathi Gupta

  • During his M.Phil at Delhi University, Ravish met his future wife, Nayana Dasgupta, who was studying at Indraprastha College.

    Ravish Kumar's wife Nayana Dasgupta

  • Ravish and Nayana were about seven years old. Ravish never had enough money, so they visited coffee houses and took long walks.
  • When Ravish Kumar turned to his parents to inform them of his plans to marry Nayana, they firmly refused the marriage. as Ravish is a Bhumihar Brahmin, an upper caste; while Nayana belongs to a Bengali community.
  • However, Ravish broke ties with his family and married Nayana.
  • After graduating from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication with a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Ravish joined NDTV India in 1996 and became one of the most popular Hindi journalists in India.
  • Many of his shows on NDTV India have been liked by both the public and critics.
  • Ravish Kumar is known for telling the invisible stories of ordinary Indian life. The first “Ravish Ki Report” was in Paharganj. On the show, he reported on the pristine life of the city and presented it in a lay language.

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  • His brother Brajesh Kumar Pandey is an active politician in Bihar and a member of the Indian National Congress.
  • Ravish Kumar is often quoted as saying that he shouldn't watch the TV news. as he considers most of the television coverage to be biased; who mislead the common people.

  • He is also often seen posting the posts on his social media accounts that are about being trolled on social media and interfering with his personal life.

    Some random clicks of Ravish Kumar from an anonymous person

  • Ravish Kumar frequently complains about receiving death threats; mostly by some right-wing extremists.

  • He developed a unique style for writing micro-fiction stories. He gave these stories the term "Laprek". Laprek stands for Laghu Prem Katha. He compiled these stories in his book Ishq Mein Sheher Hona.

    Ravish Kumar book Ishq My Sheher Hona

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  • He also wrote the book "The Free Voice - On Democracy, Culture and the Nation".

    Ravish Kumar's book The Free Voice - On Democracy, Culture and Nation

  • He also runs a blog,, which publishes articles on a myriad of topics. mostly in the form of satires.
  • Ravish Kumar's popularity can be measured by the fact that a popular YouTube channel, The Screen Patti (TSP), runs a program called Rabish Ki Report in which actor Shivankit Singh Parihar portrays Ravish Kumar as 'Raja Rabish Kumar'.

  • In 2010, Ravish received the prestigious Ganesh Sankar Vidyarthi Award for creative literature and Hindi journalism.
  • Ravish never thought he would live in Delhi for over two decades, he says.

    I always thought I was going back to Bihar, but I never did. "

  • In 2019 he was the first Hindi journalist to receive the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in Manila, Philippines.

    Ramon Magsaysay 2019 award winner, from left Filipino Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab, Thai Angkhana Neelapaijit, Indian Ravish Kumar, Burmese Ko Swe Win and South Korean Kim Jong Ki pose during ceremonies in Manila, Philippines

  • Here is a video of Ravish Kumar talking about his trip in NDTV India:

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