Madhu Trehan (Journalist) Age, Biography, Husband, Children, Controversy, Family & More

Madhu Trehan

Full NameMadhu Purie Trehan
ProfessionJournalist, Columnist, Author
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthNot Known
AgeNot Known
Birth PlaceDelhi, India
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityHarrow Technical College & School of Arts, London
Columbia University, New York
Educational QualificationMaster's Degree in Journalism in 1971 from Columbia University
FamilyFather- Vidya Vilas Purie
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Aroon Purie
Sister- Not Known
ControversyOn 25 May 2001, she, along with her colleagues, was found guilty of publishing an article regarding ratings of High Court judges in terms of various traits and attributes on their site "Wah India". The entire article was based on conclusions drawn from interviewing 50 anonymous senior lawyers. The article was seized and later, Trehan, along with her colleagues, apologised and it was accepted too.
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Husband/SpouseNaresh Trehan, Indian Surgeon
Madhu Trehan With Her Husband Naresh Trehan
Marriage DateSeptember 1969
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Names Not Known (2)

Madhu Trehan


Some Lesser Known Facts About Madhu Trehan

  • Does Madhu Trehan smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Madhu Trehan drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Her father V.V. Poorie started the India Today Group in 1975.
  • In 1968, she learned journalistic photography at Harrow Technical College & School of Arts in London.
  • She met her love of life, Naresh Trehan, an Indian cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon, in her teens and fell in love with him.
  • The couple tied their knot in September 1969.
  • She went to Columbia University, New York to pursue her master’s degree in journalism.
  • She then worked for the United States Press as an editor chief for the weekly edition- India Abroad.
  • Madhu came to India in 1975 and became the founding editor of the leading and ruling Indian news magazine- India Today. Madhu Trehan At Launch Of India Today Magazine
  • After serving two successful years as chief editor to India Today, she handed over all the responsibilities to his brother and migrated abroad.
  • She relocated to New York to start her life with a new perspective as she was pregnant at that time.
  • In 1986, she came back to India and made a comeback as producer and anchor of Newstrack (India’s first video news magazine). Madhu Trehan On The Sets Of Newstrack
  • Her stupendous anchoring skills in “Newstrack” earned her an image of an innovative investigative journalist.
  • In 1994, she interviewed Yakub Memom who was found guilty in 1993 Bombay Bombings.

  • In 2000, she launched a website and print magazine- Wah India.
  • In 2003, in an interview with Karan Thapar on BBC’s show “Face to Face”, Madhu Trehan, along with her husband Naresh Trehan, revealed their entire life journey as professionals and partners:

  • In February 2012, she, alongside three other colleagues, launched a website named “Newslaundry”. Newslaundry Website
  • Apart from a fantastic orator and anchor, she is a wonderful writer too and published her first book in 2009 entitled “Tehelka as Metaphor: Prism Me a Lie, Tell Me a Truth”. Madhu Trehans Book Tehelka as Metaphor
  • Madhu has written for some very popular news magazines and newspapers- Hindustan Times and Outlook India.