Prabhu Chawla’s age is 76 years (As of 2022). 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.

Biography of Prabhu Chawla

Prabhu Chawla Biography
Prabhu Chawla Biography

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.

Personal Details

Real Full NamePrabhu Chawla
Profession/OccupationAuthor, Journalist
Age 76 years
Date of Birth2nd October, 1946
Mother TonguePunjabi
Zodiac SignLibra
Birth PlaceDera Ghazi, Punjab ( now in Lahore, Pakistan)
Personal Details of Prabhu Chawla

Physical Stats

Prabhu Chawla is known for making a mark of excellence on and off the screen. At the age of 76 years, most people like being called senior citizens. But, Prabhu Chawla took the road not taken and continues to work in the field of Journalism. His calm composure and witty comments make everyone think twice.

Nevertheless, his mental strength is also a sign of his overall wellness. His confident personality can be seen in his beaming smile that always covers his face. Let us have a look at the physical stats of Prabhu Chawla.

Height in Centimetres170.18 cm
Height in Metres1.702 m
Height in Feet Inches5 feet 7 inches
Weight in Kilograms74 kgs
Weight in Pounds163.142 pounds
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Skin ToneBrownish
Physical Stats of Prabhu

Early life and Family

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 time of partition to start their life afresh. His mother, Ganeshi Devi and father, Jashodi Ram, made special emphasis on the fact that their son receives the knowledge that he wants to attain.

His special interest in studies brought him to attain his 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 centre. It later shaped his career path ahead in his life.

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

Prabhu Chawla 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.

Net Worth and Salary

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

As stated, he is one of the most popular journalists. That is enough for us to estimate that he will surely receive a huge salary for his work. Some sources state that his net worth is estimated at $3 million or INR 24 crore. As of now, there is no detailed estimate for his assets and the properties he owns.


He is one of the most multi-talented personalities of this era of Journalism in India, but it is said that darkness follows light. In the same way, many controversies followed this great personality throughout his career. He has a unique distinction and is well applauded for being the only known journalist in the country to have written a story that has led to the downfall of a government.

He had worked extensively on the Jain commission report, which was a report on the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the late Prime Minister of India. His analysis of the Jain Commission report was published in the India Today Magazine, which later led to the Congress party withdrawing their support from the United from Government heading Delhi. It led to the downfall of the Inder Kumar Gujral-led Delhi Government in the year 1997.

On-screen as a host of various talk shows, he had always taken the liberty to speak the truth and make the guests speak the same. In this due process, he used to grill the guests to a level that some of them used to give out some controversial statements in return. 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.

Prabhu Chawla’s Award and Achievement

Prabhu Chawla’s career received due acknowledgement from people in and outside India. The highest achievement in his career was when he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India. The President of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan in 2003. Besides this, he has been felicitated with several national and international awards, as listed below.

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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More information about Prabhu Chawla

Apart from influencing everyone through his writings and on-screen presence, Prabhu Chawla has also made it a point to share his valuable thoughts through social media. As a vigilante journalist, he knows the importance of social media and how it can influence the masses. Let us have a closer look at his social media profiles.

Prabhu Chawla Social Media Profile

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