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Ravish Kumar Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Ravish Kumar Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth December 5, 1974
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Ravish Kumar is an Indian journalist, TV anchor, author, and media personality who served as the Senior Executive Editor of NDTV India. He worked with NDTV India from 1994 to 2022 and hosted many of the channel’s flagship shows such as Prime Time, Hum Log, Ravish Ki Report, and Des Ki Baat. Ravish Kumar has been a recipient of a number of awards and honors such as the Ramon Magsaysay Award, the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award, the Gauri Lankesh Award for Journalism, the Kuldip Nayar Journalism Award, and Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for Hindi Journalism and Creative Literature.

Born Name

Ravish Kumar Pandey

Nick Name

Ravish

Ravish Kumar as seen in an Instagram post in January 2023
Ravish Kumar as seen in an Instagram post in January 2023 (Ravish Kumar / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Jitwarpur, East Champaran, Bihar, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

Ravish Kumar studied at Loyola High School, Patna, a private, Roman Catholic, co-educational high school located in Kurji, Patna. After that, he shifted to Delhi and attended Deshbandhu College (a college affiliated with the University of Delhi).

After graduating from Deshbandhu College, he enrolled in a post-graduate diploma course in Hindi Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

Occupation

Journalist, TV Anchor, Author, Media Personality

Family

  • Father – Baliram Pandey
  • Siblings – Brajesh Kumar Pandey (Brother) (Politician)

Build

Average

Ravish Kumar (Left) as seen while receiving the 12th Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award from Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi in 2017
Ravish Kumar (Left) as seen while receiving the 12th Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award from Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi in 2017 (Vice President’s Secretariat / Government of India / Government Open Data License – India (GODL))

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ravish Kumar has dated –

  1. Nayana Dasgupta – He is married to Nayana Dasgupta (professor of History at the Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi) and they parent 2 daughters.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Wears glasses

Ravish Kumar as seen in 2018
Ravish Kumar as seen in 2018 (NewsClick / YouTube / CC BY 3.0)

Ravish Kumar Facts

  1. In 2016, The Indian Express included him in its list of 100 most influential Indians.
  2. Ravish Kumar has also been named “Journalist of the Year” by Mumbai Press Club.
  3. He resigned from NDTV on November 30, 2022, a day after the channel’s founders and promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy resigned as directors on the board of RRPR Holding Private Limited (RRPRH). This move came after the acquisition of NDTV by the Adani group led by billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani.
  4. As of January 2023, Ravish Kumar is a 2-time recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award (having won the award in 2013 and 2017).
  5. He has received death threats for his journalism.
  6. Ravish Kumar has authored many books which include The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the NationIshq Mein Shahar HonaBolna Hi Hai : Loktantra, Sanskriti Aur Rashtra Ke Bare MeinDekhate Rahiye, and Ravishpanti.

Featured Image by Ravish Kumar / Instagram

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