Prabhu Chawla Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab
Age: 77 Years
Height: 5' 7"

Profession(s)Journalist, News Anchor, Professor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 7" ( 170 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Punjabi Icon Award in 2016
• Lifetime Achievement Award - 5th IMWA 2016 awards in 2016
• Global Punjabi Society Achievers Award in 2010
• Indian Television Academy Award for the Best News and Current Affairs Anchor for Seedhi Baat programme that featured people in the news from politics, culture to sports in 2009
• Indian Television Academy Award for the Best Talk Show Host in 2018
• Sansui Television Best TV Anchor Award in 2008
• The Hero Honda-Indian Television Academy (ITA) Best Anchor award for `Seedhi Baat’ (telecast on Aajtak) in 2005
• Padma Bhushan by the President of India
• Telly Awards — TV NEWS ANCHOR OF THE YEAR in 2003
• TSR Kalapeetham Life Time Achievement Award in 1998
• GK REDDY MEMORIAL AWARD for "in recognition of proficiency in writing about national and international events. An acknowledgement of the range and depth of political reporting in India Today.’’ in 1989
• FEROZE GANDHI MEMORIAL AWARD for "meticulous reporting of national affairs and investigative stories" in 1985-86
• VEERESALINGAM INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARD instituted by Dr Vasireddi Malathi Trust Hithakarini Samaj, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh in 1984
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 October 1946
Age (as of 2023) 77 Years
BirthplaceDera Ghazi Khan, Punjab
Zodiac signLibra
HometownDera Ghazi Khan, Punjab
College/University• Deshbandhu College
• University of Delhi
Educational Qualification• Master's Degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies rfrom Deshbandhu College
• Master's Degree in Economics from Delhi University
Controversies• He had worked extensively on the Jain commission report, which was a report on the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the late Prime Minister of India. His analysis of the Jain Commission report was published in the India Today Magazine, which later led to the Congress party with drawing their support from the United from Government heading Delhi. It led to the downfall of the Inder Kumar Gujral-led Delhi Government in the year 1997.
• Prabhu Chawla accepted that he knew Mississippi, and he did have conversations with Nira Radia where it is alleged that he had forewarned Mr Mukesh Ambani regarding a judgement of the Mumbai High Court in this matter. Soon after the controversy, Mr Prabhu Chawla resigned from the India Today Group.

Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
ParentsFather- Jashodi Ram
Mother- Ganeshi Devi
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Rupees 24 crores
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Prabhu Chawla

  • Chawla began his journalism career in 1973 as a trainee at the Indian Express.
  • He worked at several other newspapers, including The Statesman and The Economic Times, before joining India Today magazine in 1978.
  • He rose through the ranks at India Today and became the Editor-in-Chief in 1996, a position he held for nearly 14 years.
  • During his tenure at India Today, Chawla was known for his hard-hitting political interviews and intelligent commentary on Indian politics and society.
  • While at India Today, he hosted a popular talk show Seedhi Baat on the Aaj Tak channel where he grilled prominent personalities.
Prabhu Chawla as an anchor for Aaj Tak news channel

Prabhu Chawla as an anchor for Aaj Tak news channel

  • He moved to IBN7 to host the weekly talk show Teekhi Baat.
  • He hosted Sachchi Baat on National Voice, and Siddhi Gal on PTC News and is the editorial director of The New Indian Express Group.
Prabhu Chawla with Kareena Kapoor Khan

Prabhu Chawla with Kareena Kapoor Khan

  • Prabhu Chawla has also hosted various webinars related to mass communication and journalism.
Prabhu Chawla as a host at AAFT

Prabhu Chawla as a host at AAFT

  • He was a pioneer of political journalism in India and conducted several high-profile interviews with political leaders, including former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and former President APJ Abdul Kalam.
Prabhu Chawla with the former president APJ Abdul Kalam

Prabhu Chawla with the former president APJ Abdul Kalam

  • In addition to his journalism career, Chawla has also authored several books, including “Riding the Raisina Tiger: Adventures in Indian Politics,” “10 Judgements That Changed India,” and “The Secrets of Leadership: Insights from the Men and Women Who Led India.”
  • Chawla has received several awards and accolades for his contributions to journalism, including the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honors, in 2003. He currently hosts a popular talk show on India News called “Seedhi Baat,” where he interviews politicians and public figures.
  • Prabhu has also worked as a professor at Delhi University in 2011.