Media is said to be the fourth pillar of a democratic country. These media houses hold the power to make or break the country, making them a crucial part of society as their influence could change the viewers’ perspective.

There are many countries where the ruling party or their dictator controls their media houses, but India is blessed with a vibrant media compared to such countries. 

Good and honest Journalism is essential to make and sustain the democracy of the country. Today many believe that Indian Journalism is heading down a very wrong path where all the news is controlled and what they show which is not controlled cannot be deemed worthy as news. 

Still, we have News Anchors who are beating all odds and doing their best to show the nation the news it deserves. The way they present themselves and the way in which they deliver their new segment has won people’s hearts.

Here is the list of Top 11 News Anchors in India 2024

  1. Ravish Kumar
  2. Rajat Sharma
  3. Richa Anirudh
  4. Nidhi Razdan
  5. Vikram Chandra
  6. Sweta Singh
  7. Anjana Om Kashyap
  8. Rajdeep Sardesai
  9. Arnab Goswami
  10. Rubika Liyaquat
  11. Rahul Kanwal

Ravish Kumar

Ravish Kumar
Ravish Kumar
Birth Date05 December 1974
BirthplaceJitwarpur, East Champaran, Bihar, India
EducationPost-graduate Diploma in Hindi JournalismThe Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
Current ChannelYouTube Channel
DesignationSenior Executive Editor at NDTV India

Only six Indians had the honor of receiving this Roma Magsaysay award given out by the Philippines. Mr. Ravish Kumar was one of the six recipients, which in itself says a lot. 

He was the senior executive editor at NDTV and is still considered the true face of journalism. He hosted some of the best shows that TV news has ever seen. These shows include Prime Time, Hum Log, and the most famous one Ravish Ki Report.

His calm way of presenting news gave a very unique touch that is loved by his audience. Recently he left NDTV news after being employed and anchoring news there for almost 28 years and now has started a YouTube channel with his name. It looks like they can take Ravish out of Journalism but can never take Journalism out of Ravish Kumar.

Awards Won By Ravish Kumar

  • Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for Hindi Journalism and Creative Literature – 2014
  • Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award – 2013 & 2017
  • Ramon Magsaysay Award – 2019
  • first Kuldip Nayar journalism award – 2018

Rajat Sharma

Rajat Sharma
Rajat Sharma
Birth Date18 February 1957
BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
EducationMasters in Commerce Shri Ram College of Commerce 
Current ChannelIndia TV
DesignationChairman and Editor-in-chief
Rajat Sharma

Rajat Sharma is the host of ”Aap Ki Adalat,” the longest-running Indian Television in history. This is the best introduction one can get. He can be denoted as the oldest face of the Indian media circuit. He is loved for his fearlessness and bold and straightforward questioning of politicians, celebrities, and other well-known people.

He joined Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad while in college at Ram College of Commerce.

He has received one of the most prestigious national awards, Padma Bhusan, and it is ranked as the third-highest civilian award. He received this honor for his outstanding achievements in the field of journalism.

Awards Won By Rajat Sharma

  • Padma Bhushan for his contributions through Journalism –  2015

Richa Anirudh

Richa Anirudh
Richa Anirudh
Birth Date31 May 1975
BirthplaceRewa, MP, India
EducationDiploma in Computer software development APTECH computer Institute
Current ChannelETV
Richa Anirudh

Richa Anirudh is an Indian journalist and television host, best known for her show Zindagi Live Consultants.

She was always passionate about the media from a very young age. She grew up in the city with two brothers and a sister, leading to a childhood filled with fun and hard work. 

She started her career in 1996 where she worked as a freelancer for DD national. Then went on to work as an RJ in AIR FM. This kick-started her career in journalism and in 2002 she joined Zee News as a reporter.

Now she hosts one of her most popular shows Zindahi Live with Richa.

Awards Won by Richa Anirudh

  • Ekta Mission ‘Best Anchor’s Award – 2005
  • Most Promising Young Female Journalist – 2010

Nidhi Razdan

Nidhi Razdan
Nidhi Razdan
Birth Date11 April 1977
BirthplaceBudgam, Jammu and Kashmir, India
EducationPost-Graduate Diploma in Radio and TV Journalism  Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi 
Current ChannelNDTV
DesignationExecutive editor
Nidhi Razdan

Nidhi Razdan is well known for her knowledge and skills. She is a leading anchor of the news show Left, Right, and Centre, which airs on NDTV 24X7. She also authored a book: Left, Right, and Centre: The ideas of India.

She is an inspiration to young women, and her style of journalism has motivated many to become like her. She is bold, fearless, and shy away from her journalistic duties.

She did her graduation from LSR college of Delhi University, and then she went on to pursue her Post Graduation at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi.

She is married to Mr. Neelesh Mishra

Awards Won By Nidhi Razdan

  • News Show Host of the Year  – 2010
  • Teacher’s Achievement Award (TAA) for Communication – 2011
  • Best Anchor at Exchange4media Awards – 2011

Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra
Vikram Chandra
Birth Date07 July 1967
BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
EducationMass MediaStanford University.
Current ChannelNDTV
DesignationAnchor & Host
Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra is another well-known name in the Indian Television new industry. Vikram is the son of IAS officer Mr. Yogesh Chandra.

In the year 1991, he started his journalism career working with a TV news channel, Newstrack. In 1994 he joined New Delhi Television Limited and has been working there since.

He got popular when he covered the Kargil conflict, and that too from ground Zero. Along with being a TV journalist, he is also a technology expert, and he hosts Gadget Guru making him a unique blend of technological and journalism expert.

Awards won By Vikram Chandra

  • Global Leader for Tomorrow – 2007
  • Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Award for Best Anchor – 2008

Sweta Singh

Sweta Singh
Sweta Singh
Birth Date21 August 1977
BirthplacePatna, Bihar, India
EducationPatna University
Current ChannelAaj Tak
DesignationAnchor and Senior Executive Editor
Sweta Singh

Sweta Singh is an Indian journalist, news anchor, and television presenter. She is known for covering sports-related news. Her work with Indian news channels has gained her much fame. She has also appeared in several Bollywood films.

Born in Patna, Bihar, she was educated at Patna Women’s College and later graduated from Patna University. When she was young, she wanted to be a film director. However, she switched to journalism due to her compulsion.

Before entering the world of journalism, she worked as a freelancer with several newspapers. After joining the Indian news channel Aaj Tak, she became a news anchor. She has been nominated for numerous awards in the field of journalism. Currently, she works as a Senior Executive Editor of Special Programming at Aaj Tak.

Apart from her work as a news anchor, she has also done several television shows and has appeared in several Bollywood films.

Awards Won By Sweta Singh

  • NT award for Best Anchor 2012
  • ENBA award for Best Producer 2013
  • ENBA Best Business Show for Shwet Patra Budget in 2014
  • NT Award Best Talk Show Business Best Anchor 2015
  • Enba Best Anchor 2017

Anjana Om Kashyap

Anjana Om Kashyap
Anjana Om Kashyap
Birth Date12 June 1975
BirthplaceRanchi, Bihar, India
EducationHonours in BotanyThe University of Delhi
Current ChannelAaj Tak
DesignationSenior Executive Editor
Anjana Om Kashyap

Anjana Om Kashyap is well known for her probing style of questioning. She has established herself as a prominent figure in the field of women’s journalism.

She has been associated with many NGOs and has covered major national and international issues.

After her graduation, she worked for Doordarshan and News 24. Later, she joined the news channel Aaj Tak, where she currently works as a senior executive editor. In addition, she also hosts a debate show called Halla Bol.

In her spare time, Kashyap enjoys watching movies and traveling. Besides, she has invested in several real estate properties.

Kashyap has also acted in the film Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). She has been a part of the India Today Group, a media and business brand.

Awards Won By Anjana OM Kashyap

  • Best Anchor by ITA (Indian Television Academy) – 2014
  • Best Anchor by ENBA Awards – 2015
  • Best Anchor by IMWA Awards – 2015

Rajdeep Sardesai

Rajdeep Sardesai
Rajdeep Sardesai
Birth Date24 May 1965
BirthplaceAhmedabad, Gujarat, India
EducationBachelor of Civil Law, Master of ArtsUniversity College, Oxford
Current ChannelIndia Today
Rajdeep Sardesai

Rajdeep Sardesai is a renowned Indian journalist, veteran news anchor, and author. He has worked with some of the most reputed media houses in India. His articles and books have won him several awards.

Rajdeep Sardesai began his career in television journalism in 1994. He has worked for NDTV and The Times of India. He was the city editor of the Mumbai edition of The Times of India.

He is a member of the News Channels Association and the Editors Guild of India. Currently, he is the lead news presenter and consulting editorial manager of India Today. Earlier, he was the founder and editor of the IBN18 network. Eventually, he left the network in 2014

Awards Won by Rajdeep Sardesai

  • Padma Shri for Journalism –  2008.
  • Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism award – 2006
  • ENBA Lifetime achievement award – 2020

Arnab Goswami

Arnab Goswami
Arnab Goswami
Birth Date07 March 1973
BirthplaceGuwahati, Assam, India
EducationMaster’s in Social AnthropologySt. Antony’s College, Oxford University
Current ChannelRepublic TV
DesignationManaging Director and Editor-in-chief
Arnab Goswami

What else could be said or allegation created about this man that hasn’t been said or done  before? The saying people attest to Arab stands correct. You either like Arnarb Goswami or hate him, but you cannot ignore him.

All the commotion aside, all the tomfoolery aside, he is a pretty solid Journalist/anchor. His way of presenting news cannot go unnoticed. His straightforward and fearless behavior has shown him great height in the field of journalism.

He started his career at The Telegraph in Kolkata, and from there, he joined NDTV. He worked there for around ten years and then joined Times Now as its editor-in-chief. This is where Arnab really became a household name. In his show Frankly SPeaking with Arnab, he interviewed a lot of big names like Hamid Karzai, Benazir Bhutto, Gordon Brown, Dalai Lama, and many more.

Later he started Republic TV as the Editor-in-Chief, and this made him the richest Indian anchor.

Awards Won By Arnab Goswami

  • Best News Anchor of Asia 2004
  • GQ Award: TV Personality of the year 2010

Rubika Liyaquat

Rubika Liyaquat
Rubika Liyaquat
Birth Date18 April 1983
BirthplaceUdaipur, Rajasthan
EducationBachelor of Mass Media in Journalism  University of Mumbai
Current ChannelABP News
Rubika Liyaquat

Rubika Liyaquat is the most well-known personality in Indian Journalism. She is most known for her flamboyant anchoring style, which has helped her create a place in audiences’ hearts, making her among the top anchors India has to offer.

She started her journey with a three-month internship with Channel 24, then she went on to anchor at Zee News, then in the year 2018, she decided to quit working at Zee and start a new journey with ABP news, and there she started hosting the Primetime show “Master Stroke.

Awards Won By Rubika Liyaquat

  • ENBA Award 2020

Rahul Kanwal

Birth Date14 September 1980
BirthplaceDeolali, Nashik, India
EducationJournalism at Delhi University
Current ChannelIndia Today
DesignationNews Director
Rahul Kanwal

Rahul Kanwal is a popular and renowned face in the Indian Journalism Circuit. He is the Youngest person who has headed a new channel show in India. 

Presenting both sides of the story is a core belief of Rahul, as he does not approve of Journalism sharply being polarized with religious and Policies ideologies. He believes in showing both sides of the coin rather than showing the one with influence.

Rahul Kanwal began his Journey with Zee News in 1999 as an anchor-cum-reporter, then in the year 2002, he joined Aaj Tak as an Editor-at-large. He is currently working under India Today as a Managing Editor, and a host of the Primetime show Newstrack.

Awards Won By Rahul Kanwal.

  • Best Anchor Category at the Exchange4media News Broadcasting Award – 2019
  • National annual award by Maharana of Mewa Charitable Foundation -2016
  • Best Anchor at the Indian Television Academy Awards -2013


Who is the no 1 news anchor in India?

Many people consider Ravish Kumar the no. 1 news anchor in India.

Who is the highest-paid news anchor in India?

Arnab Goswami is the highest with a net worth of 253 Crore INR.

Who is the best news anchor in India?

Ravish Kumar is considered the best new anchor in India.

Which is the highest TRP News channel in India?

News18 is the highest TRP of 13.7.

Who is the youngest anchor in India?

Jyotsana Paatni is the youngest anchor in India.