NDTV Ravish Kumar Salary, Net Worth 2017 & Why People Love & Hate Him?

Ravish Kumar is one of the leading television journalists in India working with NDTV India. In his capacity as an executive editor of NDTV India, he presents some of the finest interviews and live debates. He has the capability to control and engage the participants in a very efficient way and audience will not go through the annoying experience. Having hailed from one of the least developed States in India, Ravish has achieved great breakthrough in his career starting his stint with NDTV in 1996. Lets read more about Ravish Kumar Salary and his journey.


Ravish Kumar was born on 5th December, 1974 in Jitvapur village, Bihar. Jitvapur village is located in East Champaran district. After the completion of the primary education in his village, he continued his studies in Patna. He completed 10+2 from Loyola College, Patna. Ravish Kumar completed Bachelor of Arts from Deshbandhu College, Delhi University. Even though he aspired to clear UPSC Civil Services Examination, his failure led him to pursue Post Graduation from the same university. His hobbies are playing Chess and travelling.


While pursuing his M. Phil in Delhi, Mr. Ravish Kumar met her future wife, Nayana Dasgupta. The Bengali girl is able to win the heart of Mr. Ravish Kumar. They went into matrimony after dating for seven years. Interestingly, Ravish being a shy person, it was the first close friendship with a girl.

As her background and region is different from Ravish Kumar, there was a natural friction with the Ravish Kumar’s family. Ravish married Nayana at the cost of breaking his ties with his family. At the moment, Ravish is in touch with his parents.

Nayana works as a head of the history department at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. They have two daughters. Ravish has the influence of Nayana in improving the English language.

Cool composure

Ravish Kumar manages his shows with a very cool composure. He is popular with his show on NDTV, ‘Ravish Ki Report’. It is one of the most viewed TV shows in NDTV. He introduces about himself before starting the show and will present various topics giving a fair picture about the show to the audience.

ravish kumar salary

He is popular in hosting other shows such as ‘Hum Log’ and ‘Prime Tim’. These shows focus on general issues faced by common man. He presents various shows in unbiased manner offering fair chance for the audience to reach the logical conclusion.

He was successful in covering the 2014 general elections by touring several States and presented the issues as well as views of common man in a very efficient way.

Awards & Rewards

Ravish Kumar won many awards and rewards and the credit goes to his exceptional presentations, interviewing and debate-making skills. The awards are listed below:

  • Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for the Year, 2013
  • Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi award for Hindi Journalism

  • Creative Literature from the President of India
  • The Indian News Television award for the Best News Anchor (2014) in Hindi
  • Best Journalist of the Year 2015 by Mumbai Press Club

He presents interesting articles on his blog, naisadak.org.

ravish kumar salary net worth

Ravish Kumar wrote few books including Ishq Mein Shahar Hona, Dekhate Rahiye, and Ravishpanti. These books are some of the best sellers in India.

Ravish is a great inspiration to aspiring journalists who would like to build a great career in journalism. He was enlisted among the top 100 most influential Indians in 2016 by Indian Express.

Ravish Kumar Salary & Net Worth

Ravish Kumar salary is 5 lakhs per month which excludes allowances and employee stock option. With a monthly pay package of Rs. 18 lakhs, Ravish Kumar earns Rs. 2.16 crore per annum.

Ravish Kumar was the one of the top five highly paid journalists in India in year, 2016. The net worth of Ravish Kumar is $20 million.



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