Ravish Kumar (born 5 December 1974) is an Indian TV anchor, writer and journalist who covers topics pertaining to Indian politics and society. He is the senior executive editor at NDTV India, the Hindi news channel of the NDTV news network and hosts a number of programmes including the channel's flagship weekday show Prime Time, Hum Log and Ravish Ki Report.
During the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he did extensive field interviews in several north-Indian states about the opinions and needs of the people on the ground highlighting aspects of rural and sub-urban life which do not receive much attention in television-based network news .
Early life and education
He was born in a small district called history city "East Champaran" with its headquarters at Motihari, in Eastern State of India, Bihar. He studied at Loyola High School, Patna , and later on he moved to Delhi for his higher studies. He graduated from University of Delhi and received a post-graduate diploma in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
He published a book named देखते रहिये (Translated in English as Keep Looking) in 2010. His next book, titled "इश्क़ में शहर होना" ("Ishq Mein Shahar Hona") was published by Rajkamal Publishers in 2015. He also writes articles for a number of daily and weekly news and literary publications in Hindi, several of which are also published on his website.
He has received the prestigious Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for Hindi Journalism and Creative Literature for 2010 from the President of India (awarded in 2014). He was honoured with the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for the Journalist of the Year 2013 (Broadcast). He has also won the Indian news television award 2014 for Best News anchor in Hindi