Barkha Dutt

An award-winning broadcast journalist and anchor with more than two decades of reporting experience


A TV  journalist, editor, columnist and author, Barkha Dutt emerged as a prominent figure after her frontline war reporting on the Kargil Conflict between India & Pakistan in 1999.

An Emmy-nominated reporter, she is the winner of over 40 national and international awards. She has been recognised twice as ‘Global Leader for Tomorrow’ by the World Economic Forum.

She is known for her ground reporting from some of the toughest hotspots in the world and she most recently earned global acclaim with her relentless frontline reporting of the COVID pandemic over 16 months throughout the world's biggest lockdown. 

She writes a weekly column for the ‘Hindustan Times’ and the ‘Khaleej Times’, with some of her writings also featured in the Outlook magazine’s website.

She has also been chosen as an ‘Asia Society ASIA 21 Fellow’ as well as a ‘Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow’ at the Brown University's Watson Institute.

Named by Vogue as a COVID Warrior, Barkha won the US-based Emergent Ventures India COVID Prize for her reportage as well as eight awards at the 2021 News Broadcasters Association Awards in India. 

She is also the founder-editor of Mojo Story, a multi-media digital platform.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Barkha is the author of  the book ‘This Unquiet  Land: Stories from India’s Fault Lines’ and has co-authored the chapter ‘Nothing new?’ : Women as Victims’ in the book ‘Gujarat: The Making of a Tragedy’.

Her Sunday talk show ‘We The People’ has won the most awards out of any show on Indian television, winning the ‘Indian Television Academy’ award for ‘Best Talk Show’ for five years in a row.

In 2007, she received the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association award for ‘Journalist of the Year’, and ‘Best TV News Anchor’ (English) for her programme ‘We the people’ at the first Indian News Television Awards.

In 2008, the Indian government awarded her the prestigious ‘Padma Shri’, a civilian honor, for her coverage of the 2004 Tsunami.


Why Barkha Dutt ?

Barkha is an outspoken feminist voice on the global stage. She also has a wonderful personality and great charisma which when coupled with her expansive knowledge on a range of subjects, creates a magnificent speaker. 

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