Famous Indian Media Personalities

Find out more about the greatest Indian Media Personalities, including R. K. Laxman, Fareed Zakaria, Sathyaraj, Barkha Dutt and Arnab Goswami.

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 1 Gauri Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh.
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Famous As: Activist, Journalist
Birthdate: January 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Died: September 5, 2017

 2 Bal Thackeray

Bal Thackeray.
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Famous As: Politician, Journalist, Painter
Birthdate: January 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mumbai
Died: November 17, 2012

Legendary Indian politician Bal Thackeray, or Balasaheb Thackeray, was the patriarch of one of the most influential political families of India and the founder of the Shiv Sena. He went from being a cartoonist to the godfather of Maharashtra, though his overtly regional and Hindu nationalist ideals were often criticized.

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 3 Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Fareed Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist, author, and political commentator. He has been serving as an editor-at-large for Time and editor for Newsweek International. He has also been serving as a columnist for Newsweek. His show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, which he hosts for CNN, has won a Peabody Award

 4 Barkha Dutt

Barkha Dutt.
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Famous As: News presenter, Author, Journalist
Birthdate: December 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Delhi

 5 Arnab Goswami

Arnab Goswami.
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Famous As: journalist
Birthdate: March 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guwahati

 6 Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh.
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Famous As: Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician
Birthdate: February 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hadali, British India (now in Khushab District, Punjab, Pakistan)
Died: March 20, 1999
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 7 Rajdeep Sardesai

Rajdeep Sardesai
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Famous As: News presenter, Author, Cricketer, Journalist
Birthdate: May 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gujarat
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 8 Nidhi Razdan

Nidhi Razdan
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Famous As: news presenter, writer, journalist
Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: India
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 9 Shibani Dandekar

Shibani Dandekar
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pune

 10 R. K. Laxman

R. K. Laxman.
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Famous As: Cartoonist & Creator of 'The Common Man"
Birthdate: October 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mysore
Died: January 26, 2015

 11 Malaika Arora

Malaika Arora.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Thane, Maharashtra, India

The quintessential item girl of Bollywood, Malaika Arora is known for her sultry looks and dance moves. She has the reputation of drawing audiences into theatres despite appearing in just one song in the entire film. Malaika Arora ended her 18 years old marriage to actor Arbaaz Khan in 2017. 

 12 Sathyaraj

Sathyaraj
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boron

 13 Aparshakti Khurana

Aparshakti Khurana
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India

 14 Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Behala, Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Considered India's most successful Test captain, legendary cricketer Sourav Ganguly, nicknamed Maharaj, was also arguably one of the best one-day batsmen of his time. Also known as the God of the Off Side, he now heads the BCCI as its president. He was initially also a talented footballer.

 15 Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India

 16 M. Karunanidhi

M. Karunanidhi
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Famous As: Politician, Screenwriter, Author, Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: June 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: August 7, 2018

The patriarch of the Karunanidhi political family of India, M. Karunanidhi had been the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for almost 20 years. The DMK leader was also a noted scriptwriter and author, having written films such as Parasakthi. His son, M. K. Stalin is the current Tamil Nadu chief minister.

 17 R. Sarathkumar

R. Sarathkumar
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Famous As: Actor, Politician, Journalist
Birthdate: July 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Delhi

 18 Farah Khan

Farah Khan
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai

 19 Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

 20 Sidharth Shukla

Sidharth Shukla
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bombay (present day Mumbai), Maharashtra, India

 21 Kabir Bedi

Kabir Bedi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, British India

 22 Arshad Warsi

Arshad Warsi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 23 Dinesh D'Souza

Dinesh D'Souza
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Famous As: Conservationists
Birthdate: April 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Born to Goan Christians in Bombay, Dinesh D'Souza later moved to the U.S. for higher studies. The Indian-American right-wing filmmaker and writer is known for his anti-Obama documentary 2016: Obama's America. Convicted of illegal campaign contribution, he was later pardoned by Trump. He was also associated with an adultery scandal.

 24 Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan.
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: November 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Referred to as King of Bollywood and King Khan in the media, Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan is considered one of the most successful film stars of the Hindi film indusrty. Beginning his career as a TV actor, he struggled for many years before making it big as a Hindi film star. 

 25 Archana Puran Singh

Archana Puran Singh
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Famous As: TV Presenters
Birthdate: March 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dehra Dun, Uttar Pradesh, India

 26 Mandira Bedi

Mandira Bedi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 27 Prannoy Roy

Prannoy Roy
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kolkata

 28 Aroon Purie

Aroon Purie
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Famous As: Chairman of Living Media
Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: Lahore

 29 Amrita Arora

Amrita Arora
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 30 Ashutosh Rana

Ashutosh Rana
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh, India

While he initially played Ravana in local Ramleela productions of his native state Madhya Pradesh, Indian actor Ashutosh Rana later soared to fame with the series Swabhimaan. The NSD alumnus later won Filmfare awards for his roles in Dushman and Sangharsh. He is married to actor Renuka Shahane.

 31 Arun Shourie

Arun Shourie
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Famous As: Politician, Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: November 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jalandhar

 32 Nikita Dutta

Nikita Dutta
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delhi, India

 33 Urvashi

Urvashi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

 34 Shekhar Gupta

Shekhar Gupta
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Famous As: Journalist, Author
Birthdate: August 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo

 35 Rahul Khanna

Rahul Khanna
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 36 Remya Nambeesan

Remya Nambeesan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chottanikkara, India

 37 Sajid Khan

Sajid Khan
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Famous As: film director, presenter, screenwriter
Birthdate: November 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai

 38 Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh
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Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Journalist
Birthdate: July 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata

 39 N. Ram

N. Ram
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chennai

 40 Simi Garewal

Simi Garewal
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ludhiana, Punjab, India

 41 George Fernandes

George Fernandes
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Famous As: Politician, Journalist, Trade unionist
Birthdate: June 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mangalore

 42 M. J. Akbar

M. J. Akbar
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Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Politician
Birthdate: January 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata

 43 Kasthuri

Kasthuri
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chennai

 44 Rajat Sharma

Rajat Sharma
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Birthdate: April 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Delhi

 45 Rithvik Dhanjani

Rithvik Dhanjani
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madhya Pradesh, India

 46 Sonali Kulkarni

Sonali Kulkarni
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pune, Maharashtra, India

 47 Puneeth Rajkumar

Puneeth Rajkumar
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

 48 Vani Bhojan

Vani Bhojan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ooty, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India

 49 Annu Kapoor

Annu Kapoor
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bhopal, Bhopal State, India

 50 Monica Bedi

Monica Bedi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India