Prabhu Chawla’s age is 77 years. He was born on 2nd October 1946 in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, a place that once belonged to British colonial India. He is an alumnus of Deshbandhu college, affiliated with the University of Delhi.

He currently hosts a Seedhi Baat on the Aaj Tak channel. His career spans his work with various news and information industry giants, such as India Today, Aaj Tak, IBN7, National Voice, and PTC news.

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Prabhu Chawla
Prabhu Chawla

Prabhu Chawla was born in the pre-independence Indian era. He was later brought up in Independent India, where he completed his studies and shaped his career into what we know him today.

Prabhu is one of the most famous political journalists of all time. Having covered numerous political events through his writing, he has created milestones that will keep the spirit of journalism alive in the youth of India.

Wiki/Biography

Real Full NamePrabhu Chawla
Profession/OccupationAuthor, Journalist
Age 77 years
Date of Birth2nd October, 1946
Mother TonguePunjabi
NationalityIndian
Zodiac SignLibra
Birth PlaceDera Ghazi, Punjab
ResidenceYet to Update
Personal Details of Prabhu Chawla

Physical Stats

Prabhu-Chawla
HeightIn Centimetres: 170.18 cm
In Metres: 1.70 m
In Inches: 5’7″
Weight74 kgs
Weight163.142 pounds
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Skin ToneBrownish
Physical Stats of Prabhu

Early life and Family

Prabhu Chawla

He was born in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, present-day Lahore, Pakistan. Soon after he was born, his parents decided to move to India during the partition to start their life afresh.

His mother, Ganeshi Devi, and father, Jashodi Ram, emphasized that their son receives the knowledge he wants to attain.

His special interest in studies led him to attain higher education at Desh Bandhu college, which is affiliated with the University of Delhi. As a student, he lived in the capital city for a long time, during which he learned about the political scenario in the nation’s center. It later shaped his career path ahead in his life.

Prabhu Chawla Wife & Children

Information about Prabhu Chawla wife is relatively limited and not widely available in public sources. It is known that Prabhu Chawla is married and has two sons, Ankur Chawla and another son whose name is not disclosed. 

CollegeDesh Bandhu College, University of Delhi
Mother’s NameGaneshi Devi
Father’s NameJashodi Ram
SiblingsUnknown
Relationship StatusMarried
Education and Family Details Details

Career

As mentioned above, Prabhu Chawla attained his higher education at Desh Bandhu College, Delhi. After that, he decided to pursue the career path of a teacher and began his career by working as a lecturer at Delhi University.

Some sources state that he worked as a lecturer of economics at the same University.

Later, he also started to work for India Today Magazine, together with his job as a lecturer. He continued to work at the India Today group and then took up the post of editor of language publications there.

After that, he also leads the editorial team as a Group Editorial director and editor. It was only under him that the magazine saw an overnight transition from a fortnight to a weekly magazine.

This team also launched the regional editions of this magazine in the most popular languages in the country, namely Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.

Being quoted as one of the finest journalists in the country, Prabhu Chawla is known for his wit and sharp analysis and investigation skills. With his presence in the field of Journalism spanning more than 40 years, he has kept a real political mirror of the nation in front of its citizens.

While working with the India Today group, he also made notable presentations on screen by hosting popular talk shows such as Seedhi Baat on Aaj Tak Channel, Teekhi Baat on IBN7, Sachchi Baat on National Voice, and Siddhi Gal on PTC News.

He has also worked as the editor of the Indian Express and as the Editor-in-chief and CEO of the Financial Express. Currently, he serves as the Editorial Director of The New Indian Express Group and continues to redefine the meaning of journalism through his works. He also runs his own YouTube Channel, where he continues to spread vigilance through hai works.

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Net Worth and Salary

Prabhu Chawla Net Worth$3 million (estimated)
Prabhu Chawla Net Worth In Rupees₹24 crores (estimated)
Prabhu Chawla Net Worth

Controversies

Jain Commission Report

Chawla played a significant role in the controversy surrounding the Jain Commission report on the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. His analysis and publication of the report in India Today magazine in 1997 led to the Congress party withdrawing support from the United Front government, causing the fall of the Inder Kumar Gujral-led government.

Radia Tapes Controversy

In the infamous Radia Tapes scandal, Chawla was accused of having conversations with lobbyist Nira Radia, during which he allegedly forewarned industrialist Mukesh Ambani about a judgment from the Mumbai High Court. This controversy led to his resignation from the India Today group.

Election 2024 Commentary

Chawla has been critical of the political climate leading up to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, highlighting the shift from issue-based discussions to personal and communal attacks between political rivals Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. He has been vocal about the negative impact of such discourse on Indian democracy.

Western Media Critique

Chawla has commented on the perceived bias of Western media towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, arguing that international news outlets often portray India and its leadership in a negative light, which he sees as an attempt to influence Indian elections.

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The viewers enjoyed watching this new side of the popular celebrities on screen as brought out by Prabhu Chawla, which led to shows like “Teekhi Baat” on IBN7 being one of the highest-rated shows for news-based programmers.

His name also popped up in the middle of the Radia Tapes controversy encircling the 2G network scam. This infamous radio controversy added many famous names to its list.

Later, Prabhu Chawla did accept 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.

Award and Achievement

Prabhu Chawla's Padma Bhusan Award
Prabhu Chawla’s Padma Bhusan Award
Punjabi Icon Award2016
Lifetime Achievement Award – 5th IMWA 2016 awards2016
Global Punjabi Society Achievers Award2010
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 sports2009
Indian Television Academy Award for the Best Talk Show Host2008
Sansui Television Best TV Anchor Award2008
The Hero Honda-Indian Television Academy (ITA) Best Anchor award for `Seedhi Baat’ (telecast on Aajtak)2005
Padma Bhushan by the President of India2003
 Telly Awards — Tv Anchor of the Year2003
TSR Kalapeetham Life Time Achievement Award1989
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.’’1989
FEROZE GANDHI MEMORIAL AWARD for “meticulous reporting of national affairs and investigative stories”.1985-1986
VEERESALINGAM NVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARD instituted by Dr Vasireddi Malathi Trust Hithakarini Samaj, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh1984
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Prabhu Chawla Social Media Profile

TwitterTwitter Profile@PrabhuChawla
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FAQs

Where was Prabhu Chawla born?

Prabhu Chawla was born in undivided British colonial India. His birthplace was Dera Ghazi which is now located in Lahore, Pakistan.

Is Prabhu Chawla married?

Yes, Prabhu Chawla is married and has two sons. Other details about his family are not known to the public.

What happened to Prabhu Chawla?

He moved to IBN7 to host Teekhi Baat and later hosted shows on National Voice and PTC News. As the editorial director of The New Indian Express Group, he also runs a YouTube channel. After 10 years, he returned to host Seedhi Baat on Aaj Tak.

What is the age of Prabhu Chawla?

Prabhu Chawla age is 77 years. The journalist was born on 2nd October 1946 in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab (now in Pakistan).