Prannoy Roy Bio, wiki, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Family
Prannoy Lal Roy was born in Calcutta, West Bengal, India, on October 15, 1949. He comes from a Bengali background. He is a journalist and media figure from India. Roy is the co-founder and executive co-chairperson of New Delhi Television (NDTV), along with his wife.
Lal Prannoy Roy’s father was the Chief Executive of a British company’s Indian business, while his mother worked as a teacher. He is of Indian descent. Indra Lal Roy, Roy’s younger brother, was the first Indian Ace and the first Indian pilot in the Royal Flying Corps during WWI.
Prannoy Roy is a Dehradun native who went to The Doon School. Prannoy Roy received a scholarship to Haileybury and Imperial Service College in the United Kingdom after that. He earned his qualification as a British Chartered Accountant there. He earned a First Class Honours degree from Queen Mary College in London, and then went on to the Delhi School of Economics to earn his Ph. D. in Economics.
Prannoy Roy is a successful TV journalist, economist
Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom, and author. For He was the lead anchor for India’s national television network Doordarshan’s budget and election analyses, as well as for BBC World News’ Question Time India. In 1998, Roy and his wife founded ‘New Delhi Television,’ a television production company.
He also founded India’s first 24-hour English news channel, NDTV 24×7. Prannoy Roy has also hosted two new Doordarshan programs, ‘The World This Week’ and ‘The News Tonight.’ Both shows were nominated as one of India’s top five television shows.
Prannoy Roy served as an Economic Advisor in the Indian government’s Ministry of Finance. He worked at the Delhi School of Economics as an Associate Professor. He created a macroeconomic forecasting model for the Indian economy there. In 2009, Roy served on the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington as one of two Indians. He co-wrote ‘India Decides: Elections 1952-1991’ and ‘A Compendium of Indian Elections’ with Butler.
Prannoy Roy has built a network that focuses on a variety of social concerns through projects such as “India’s 7 Wonders,” “Greenathon,” and “Save Our Tigers.” He earned the Best Public Service Campaign for a Brand by a News Channel award in 2011. In the same year, he established the ‘Jeene ki Aasha’ campaign, which focuses on maternal and childcare concerns across the country.
Prannoy Roy married Radhika Roy, a classmate, in 1972. His wife is also a journalist from India. Together, the couple has a daughter. The pair has a happy marriage and a happy life together. Prannoy Roy now has a net worth of Rs 85 crore. He can be followed on several social media platforms. He is not currently marketing any brands or having any agreements with any brands.
|Date of Birth:||1949, October-15|
|Age:||72 years old|
|Married to||Radhika Roy|
|Education||The University of Delhi, Queen Mary University of London, Delhi School of Economics|
|Awards||Star Guild Award for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Television, More|