|Real Name||Prannoy Lal Roy|
|Profession||Journalist, Psephologist, Economist|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms- 73 kg
in Pounds- 160 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Date of Birth||15 October 1949|
|Age (as in 2016)||67 Years|
|Birth Place||Calcutta, West Bengal, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Libra|
|School||The Doon School, Dehradun|
|College||Queen Mary University of London
ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India)
|Debut||Laid the foundation of NDTV in 1988|
|Family||Father- Hurricane Roy
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
|Hobbies||Reading and Writing|
|Controversy||Prannoy Roy's house and his News Channel premises got raided in 2017 by CBI for the bank fraud. His company took out a loan of Rs 366 crore from ICICI bank allegedly on personal guarantees and settled for a repayment a year later that was Rs 50 crore less than the loaned amount, CBI sources said.|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
Daughter- Tara Roy
Some Lesser Known Facts About Prannoy Roy
- Does Prannoy Roy smoke?: Not Known
- Does Prannoy Roy drink alcohol?: Yes
- Roy was born to a Bengali father and an Irish mother. His father was the Chief Executive of the Indian unit of a British company and his mother was a teacher.
- Having finished his school, Roy secured a scholarship to Haileybury and Imperial Service College in the United Kingdom for his A-levels and qualified as a British Chartered Accountant.
- Roy’s paternal grandfather Paresh Lal Roy was called the ‘father of Indian Boxing’. Brother of Paresh Lal Roy, Indra Lal Roy was the first Indian pilot of Royal Flying Corp during World War I.
- In 1988, Roy, along with his journalist wife Radhika, launched a television production house called NDTV (New Delhi Television).
- Currently, Prannoy Roy is a TV journalist and a professional British Chartered Accountant and Economist. He remains the lead anchor for election analysis and budget specials on India’s national television network Doordarshan and for BBC World News.
- Roy has been a Senior Economic Adviser to the Indian government’s Ministry of Finance and an Associate Professor at the Delhi School of Economics, where he developed a macro-econometric forecasting model for the Indian economy.
- Roy has co-authored “A Compendium of Indian Elections” and “India Decides: Elections 1952-1991” along with David Buttler.
- Roy has also been involved in a number of social programs through campaigns like the annual “Greenathon”, “7 Wonders of India” and the “Save Our Tigers campaign”, which won the Best Public Service Campaign for a Brand by a News Channel in 2011, and “Support My School” and “Marks for Sports” campaigns in 2010 and 2011.