Kanchan Gupta (Journalist) Age, Wife, Family, Children, Biography, Facts & More

Kanchan Gupta

Real NameKanchan Gupta
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 167 cm
in meters- 1.67 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Personal Life
Date of BirthNot Known
AgeNot Known
Birth PlaceWest Bengal, India
HometownWest Bengal, India
School(s)Loyola School, Jamshedpur
St Michael's High School, Patna
CollegeSt Xavier's College, Kolkata
Educational QualificationNot Known
FamilyNot Known
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseNandini Gupta
ChildrenNot Known
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹30 Lakhs

Kanchan Gupta

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kanchan Gupta

  • Does Kanchan Gupta smoke?: Yes Kanchan Gupta Smoking
  • Does Kanchan Gupta drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He was born to Bangladeshi refugee parents in West Bengal and brought up in Jamshedpur and Patna.
  • Kanchan shifted to Kolkata to pursue his higher studies and attended St Xavier’s College and the University of Calcutta where he studied economics, political science and English literature.
  • In 1982, he started his career by joining The Telegraph as a sub-editor on the news desk where M. J. Akbar assisted him in learning editing.
  • With his continuous hard work and dedication, he was invited to join “The Statesman” by the paper’s then-editor, Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in 1987 thereby making him the youngest Assistant editor in The Statement’s history.
  • He relocated to Delhi and joined The Pioneer as an Assistant Editor in 1991 and was promoted to Deputy Editor in 1994.
  • His entire interest shifted towards politics, and he left journalism in December 1995.
  • He worked as an official in the Prime Minister’s office when National Democratic Alliance was in power.
  • Kanchan has also worked on foreign affairs and security issues with Brajesh Mishra, National Security Advisor and was the PMO’s representative.
  • He relocated to Cairo, Egypt and worked as a director of the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture over there till 2004.
  • After returning to India, he re-shifted to journalism and re-joined The Pioneer for some time.
  • Kanchan loves writing on national and regional politics, security issues and international affairs.
  • In an interview with Madhu Trehan, Kanchan revealed his speculations for shifting to politics and then again to journalism, the turning point in his life and many other things related to his journey of journalism and politics:

  • He pens a weekly column for the famous Mumbai daily- MidDay and Coffee Break in The Pioneer every Sunday. Mid Day Sunday Edition
  • Kanchan is very much politically active and participates in Television programs related to political and security issues.
  • He follows the principles of Brahmo Samaj.