Barkha Dutt


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Real Name Barkha Dutt
Profession(s) Journalist
Famous For Hosting the talk show “We The People” on NDTV for 16 years
Date of Birth December 18, 1971
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 163 cm
in meters– 1.63 m
in feet inches– 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) 34-26-36
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Won the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediaperson in 2008
• Named in the list of 100 ‘Global Leaders of Tomorrow’ by the World Economic Forum in 2001 and 2008
• Ramnath Goenka Award for Journalist of the Year in 2005
• Awarded the Best TV News Anchor (English) at the first Indian News Television Awards in 2007
• Won the Journalist of the Year Award by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association
• In 2008, she won the Indian News Broadcasting Award for the Most Intelligent News Show Host
• In 2008, she was awarded the Padma Shri, the 4th highest civilian honour, by the Manmohan Singh Government
• She received the C.H. Mohammed Koya National Journalism Award in 2009
• In 2012, she won the Personality of the Year Award by Association for International Broadcasting
Personal Life
Age (as in 2018) 48 Years
Birthplace New Delhi
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Nationality Indian
Hometown New Delhi
School Modern School, New Delhi
College/University • St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi
• Jamia Millia Islamia Mass Communication Research Center, New Delhi
• Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, New York
Educational Qualification(s) • Graduate in English Literature from St. Stephens College, New Delhi
• Masters in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia Research Center, New Delhi
• Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, New York
Religion Hinduism
Caste Brahmin
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies • Travelling
• Reading
• Music
Controversies • While covering the 2002 Gujarat riots, she violated the guidelines of the Press Council of India by identifying the victims as Hindus and Muslims.
• During the 2008 Mumbai Terror Attacks, Barkha Dutt and many other journalists were accused of negligent reporting; as during their live reporting, the terrorists took advantage of the security personnel’s exact location.
• In November 2010, during the Radia Tapes Controversy in the 2G Scam, Barkha Dutt’s conversations with Niira Radia were leaked and she became the face of the Radia Tapes Controversy. Barkha Dutt apologised later.
• On 27 July 2016, Barkha Dutt tweeted about Arnab Goswami, stating that she is ashamed to be from the same industry as him. This tweet was a response to Arnab Goswami’s statement, demanding a strict response action against the “pseudo-secular and pro-Pakistan” journalists. Barkha was criticised for this tweet as Arnab had not named anyone and still Barkha took a jibe at him.
Relationships & More
Marital Status Divorced
Husband/Spouse 1st Husband- Mr Mir
2nd Husband- Dr Haseeb Drabu
Children None
Parents Father– S.P. Dutt (Air India Official)
Barkha Dutt With Her Father S.P. Dutt
Mother– Prabha Dutt (Journalist)
Barkha Dutt's Mother Prabha Dutt
Siblings Brother– None
Sister– Bahar Dutt (Younger; Journalist)
Barkha Dutt's Sister Bahar Dutt