Arnab Goswami Bio, Age, Family, Career and Profile

arnab goswami biography

Arnab Goswami, the renowned Indian Journalist and TV news presenter, holds the esteemed positions of managing director and Editor-in-chief at Republic TV. His style of journalism is characterized by its assertiveness and dedication to uncovering the truth. Many aspiring journalists look up to him as a source of inspiration, admiring his unwavering commitment and fearlessness in asking tough questions. Arnab’s remarkable consistency and unwavering courage serve as valuable lessons for those seeking to make their mark in the field of journalism.


Arnab Goswami Wiki Bio Quick Facts :

Date of Birth / Age : 09 October 1973 / 47 Years (as in 2020)
Nick Name : Arnab
Full Name : Arnab Ranjan Goswami
Birthplace / Home Town : Guwahati, Assam, India
Nationality : Indian
Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign : Libra
Religion / Caste : Hinduism / Brahmin


Height, Weight and Physical Stats :

Height :  180 Cm
Weight : N/A
Eye Color : Black
Hair Color : Black


Family and Relatives :

Father : Manoranjan Goswami
Mother : Suprabha Goswami
Brother(s) : None
Sister(s) : One
Marital Status : Married
Wife : Samyabrata Ray Goswami (Pipi Goswami)
Children : Two
Ex / Girlfriend / Affairs : Pipi Goswami (Samyabrata Ray)


Education and Career :

Qualification : Graduation in Sociology; Masters in Social Anthropology
School : Mount St. Mary’s School, Delhi Cant; Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jabalpur Cant
College / Universities : Hindu College, Delhi University; Oxford University, England
Profession : Journalist, News Anchor
Previous Work / TV / Channel : Telegraph (1990), NDTV (1995), Times Now (2006)
Current Work / TV : Republic TV (Owner and Editor in Chief) launched on 6 May 2017, Republic Bharat
Shows : Newsnight, Newshour, Frankly Speaking with Arnab, Nation Wants to Know, Puchhta Hai Bharat
Known For :
His aggressive and investigative journalism
Interviewed :
Benazir Bhutto, Hamid Karzai, Dalai Lama, Hillary Clinton, Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi
Net Income / Salary : Rs 1 Cr / Month (approx)
Net Worth : N/A


Contact and Social Media Profile :

Twitter :  N/A
Facebook : N/A
Instagram : N/A
Website :
Email / Contact : (Official)
Address : Bombay Dyeing Compound, Worli, Mumbai – 400018


Arnab Goswami Favorites :

Hobbies : Reading, Traveling, Watching Movies
Favorite Food : Non Vegetarian
Favorite Actor : N/A
Favorite Actress N/A
Favorite Singer / Musician : Bhupen Hazarika
Favorite Leader : Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Favorite Song : N/A
Favorite Color : Black, Red
Car / Bike Collection : N/A


Awards :

 2003 Asian Television Award for Best Presenter of Anchor
 2007 Society Young Achievers Award
 2010 Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism
 2010 Assamese of the Year Award by News Live
 2012 ENBA Awards for News Television Editor-in-chief of the year


Controversies :

  • Shashi Tharoor filed a civil defamation case against Arnab Goswami and Republic TV in Delhi High Court. Shahi Tharoor claimed that from May 8-13, Arnab linked him with his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death in 2014.
  • In March 2015, while he was driving towards Worli in Mumbai, he saw a businessman driving his Lamborghini car at a high speed on the Bandra Worli Sea Link. After that, Arnab called the Mumbai Police to take some action, and Police arrested the businessman later.
  • In April 2020, he faced allegations for using derogatory words against Sonia Gandhi (Calling her Antonio Maino) during a panel discussion on his show about the Palghar lynching in Maharashtra. Multiple FIRs were lodged against him for this act.
  • In the wake of the 2020 Palghar mob lynching, on 21 April 2020, during his live show, Arnab resigned from Editors Guild. He accused Shekhar Gupta of leading the compromise on journalism for not speaking on icidents like this.
  • In connection with the 2020 Palghar mob lynching case, several FIR were filed against Arnab, regarding his alleged use of inflammatory language, as well as claims of misinformation.
  • Two Republic TV staff and a taxi driver were arrested on 8 September 2020 for allegedly trespassing on a farmhouse of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Raigad district.
  • On 4 November 2020, Arnab Goswami was arrested by Raigad Police in connection with abetment to suicide case of 2018. He was charged under Section 306 and Section 34 of IPC by Police. His arrest in old and closed case seems like confontation between Arnab Goswami and Uddhav Thackeray. On November 11, 2020, the Supreme Court of India granted interim bail to him.


Some Known Facts About Arnab Goswami :

  • Does Arnab Goswami Smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Arnab Goswami Drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Arnab was born into an Assamese Brahmin family. He originally belongs to a village in Assam’s Borpeta district, but his family migrated to Shillong and then got settled in Guwahati.
  • His grandfather, Rajani Kanta Goswami was a judge and a freedom fighter who served as a leader of the Indian National Congress.
  • His uncle, Dinesh Goswami, was the union law minister in the short lived Vishwanath Pratap Singh government.
  • When Arnab was in 6th standard, he got interested in debate contests.
  • His father was in the Indian Army, so his childhood was spent in different cities due to the transferable job of his father.
  • In 1998, his father contested for BJP in the general election from Guwahati, but he lost to Congress candidate, Bhubaneswar Kalita.
  • His sister works for Indian Defence and his brother-in-law is also in the Indian Army.
  • Sonia Gandhi was the first person to be interviewed by Arnab Goswami.
  • In 2002, he authored a book, Combating Terrorism : The Legal Challenge.
  • Though, he has an image of not letting others speak on his show, but, in real life, he is a good listener.
  • In 2015, Goswami became the first journalist to ring the opening bell at the BSE on its 140th year.
  • In November 2016, he shocked everyone after announcing his departure from Times Now, to start his channel, Republic TV.
  • His news channel, Republic TV, is located at the Bombay Dyeing Compound, Worli, Mumbai.
  • On 6 May 2017, he launched his own English news channel Republic TV, which became the first news channel in India to be aired live on Hotstar.
  • On 8 December 2019, he was unanimously elected as the President of News Broadcasting Federation, a newly formed federation of about 78 channels.


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