Raghav Bahl

A veteran first-generation Media baron, a serial entrepreneur and an investor, with several successful exits to his credit


With over 22 years of experience in television and journalism, today Raghav is one of the most successful businessmen, serial entrepreneurs and investors. He owns several television channels, including ‘TV18 India’. 

Raghav Bahl started his career in media in 1985 as a Correspondent and Anchorperson for ‘Doordarshan’. 

Besides founding and scaling Network 18, India's leading media group, Raghav has seeded ‘moneycontrol.com’, ‘bookmyshow.com’, ‘firstpost.com’, and ‘yatra.com’, among many others. He then went on to start ‘The Quintillion Media Pvt Ltd.’ after his exit from ‘Network 18’.

Apart from regularly writing articles for ‘The Times of India’, ‘The Statesman’ and ‘The Pioneer’, he has also authored two books: ‘Superpower? The Amazing Race Between China's Hare’ and ‘India's Tortoise and Super Economies: America, China, India and the Future of the World’.

Aside from being a media entrepreneur, he is also one of the most accomplished news editors. He is a senior member of the ‘Editors Guild of India’. His column and videos are remarkably popular across social media platforms. 

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He won India’s ‘Sanskriti Award’ for Journalism in 1994 and the All India Management Association’s ‘Media Person of the Year’ award. In 2008, he won the ‘Indian Telly’ Award for Lifetime Contribution to Indian Television. 

In 2011, he won the Bombay Management Association’s prize for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. In 2007, he was named Ernst and Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year for Business Transformation’.

Why Raghav Bahl ?

Raghav is focused on scaling his cutting-edge digital media business, with important content, innovative tech and distribution. News aside, he is passionate about economic policy, corporate issues and geopolitics. 

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