Know your Neta: Achievement, Career, work and personal life – Everything about Ashutosh

By on February 16, 2014

Ashutosh is a prominent Indian TV journalist-turned politician of Aam Aadmi Party. Previously associated with IBN7, of TV18 group, as Managing Editor. He is contesting 2014 Lok Sabha Polls as an AAP Candidate from Chandni Chowk against prominent Congress Leader Kapil Sibal .

Early life and education

Ashutosh born as Ashutosh Gupta in small town in Mirzapur district to an Income Tax Official. He graduated in science from Allahabad University. He is a M. Phil. (Soviet Studies) and MA (Philosophy & International Studies) from Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi.



In early days of career, he was the member of Aaj Tak, a leading Hindi news channel, for more than ten years as the Prime Time anchors on the channel. Other than anchoring, his real strength lies in news management on the desk as well as in the field. He has widely covered India from one corner to another, specially elections and Kashmir, that too when terrorism was at its peak in Kashmir.

At IBN7, he took care of overall editorial content that goes on the channel. He led a team of more than 250 journalists.

He was selected for the Dag Hammejoldt UN Scholarship. This scholarship is given every year by the UN to 4 young journalists from more than a hundred third-world countries.


Ashutosh joined the Aam Aadmi Party on 9 January 2014.

As a Writer

Ashutosh has written a book on Anna Hazare’s August 2012 movement, against Corruption. The book is titled Anna: 13 Days That Awakened India

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