Top 10 Popular Female News Anchors in India

The definition of news has changed from the ancient telegraph and newspaper to television narratives. TV News anchors, especially women, are emerging, and India has by far the most effective media compared to many other countries. Now faces and voices of female news anchors have become iconic in India. There are few news anchors who have raised the benchmark very high for future generations. In this article, we have broadly discussed the top 10 female News Anchors in India.

1. Anjana Om Kashyap

Anjana Om Kashyap

Anjana OM Kashyap, a news anchor for India Today news channel, is a shining example of success. Born on June 12th 1975, in Ranchi, Bihar, she completed her studies at the University of Delhi. Her journey includes hosting at Zee News and Doordarshan, and she currently holds the position of senior news editor at Aaj Tak India. Her exceptional work has been recognised with the prestigious ITA Best News Anchor—News/Current Affairs Show award. In her early career, Kashyap worked as a counsellor at Daewoo Engines, showcasing her versatility and determination.

2. Sweta Singh

Sweta Singh

Sweta Singh is one of India’s popular and loved news anchors. She was born on 21st August 1977 and is native to Patna, Bihar. Sweta’s brilliant skills in covering and displaying the news are unique. She has won many awards, including the NT Award for Best Anchor in 2012, the ENBA Award for Best Producer in 2013 and the ENBA Best Business Show for Shwetpatra Budget in 2014.

She has been working with Aajtak for over 20 years. Sweta has shared many print media stages like “Hindustan Times Patna Edition.” and “The Times of India Patna Edition”. Her commendable news skills have landed her in hit movies like “Chak De India,” and “Chakravyuh.

3. Barkha Dutt

Barkha Dutt

Barkha Dutta is one of those news anchors who has been bestowed with the great Padma Shri Award. She is born in the year 1971 in New Delhi. Dutt caught the attention of her viewers while reporting from the Kargil border during the India and Pakistan fights. She has hosted several news shows at Aaj Tak, like “The Buck Stops Here” and “We The People”. Currently, she runs her own news channel, Mojo Story, and works simultaneously with The Washington Post and the Hindustan Times. Her net worth is around INR 10 crore (estimated).

4. Rubika Liyaquat

Rubika Liyaquat

Born in 1983, Rubika Liyaquat is among the top 10 popular female News anchors in India. She is known for her bold news anchoring style. Rubika has worked with popular news channels like ABP News and appeared as a primetime face at “Master Stroke.” She has also worked with many renowned journalists like Rohit Sardana and Sudhir Chaudhary. Rubika is a vice president at Bharat 24, a news channel founded by Jagdish Chandra. In 2020, she was felicitated with the ENBA Award.

5. Nidhi Razdan

Nidhi Razdan

We all must have been familiar with Nidhi’s anchoring from the Newsroom. She is well known for her fiery debates on the Left, Right and Center news programs. Nidhi is the daughter of the famous former editor-in-chief of news agency PTI, Krishnan Razdan. She completed her postgraduate degree in journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Delhi. Her anchoring style has inspired many young girls to pursue their career in Journalism. For now, she’s working as a news presenter and Senior Executive Editor for the NDTV.

6. Richa Anirudh

Richa Anirudh

Richa Anirudh is famous for her special talent of connecting emotionally with her guests. Having started her career at Zee News, she later joined IBN7. She has also anchored the talk show “Zindagi Live” on IBN7. Currently, Richa runs a YouTube channel named “Zindagi with Richa.” Her channel mindfully portrays the importance and values of humanity.

7. Mini Menon

Mini Menon

Mini Menon was born in Jammu and Kashmir. After completing her Journalism degree, Menon joined as a junior news anchor at CNBC TV18. Presently, she is the editor and the co-founder of Live History India. Her website is dedicated to her love of India and its ancient history. She is an award-winning journalist and an author, too. Mini Menon has hosted as the Executive Editor of Bloomberg TV India, where she oversaw various news shows. She has also worked as a news editor for news channels like Times Now.

8. Shaili Chopra

Shaili Chopra

Shaili Chopra is the founder of SheThePeopleTV. She is an Indian business journalist,author and an entrepreneur. Her educational background includes a master’s degree in Broadcast and Television from The Asian College of Journalism. She has worked with many news channels, including CNBC, NDTV, and ETNOW. Her achievements include winning the 2012 Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Business Journalism.

9. Menaka Doshi

Menaka Doshi

With a graduate degree in economics, Menaka started her career as a Feature reporter in the India Business Report (TV18). Later, she became the corporate editor for the same channel. Menaka was the first women journalist to get the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award 2005-06 in the Business & Economic Journalism (Broadcast) category. Today, with her 19-year-old experience, she is serving at Bloomberg Quint as a Managing Editor.

10. Shereen Bhan

Shereen Bhan

Shareen Bhan is not only among India’s top 10 popular female anchors but also famous abroad. She holds a master’s degree in communication studies from the University of Pune, specialising in film and television. Her notable works include “We the People” on Star TV and “Line of Fire” on SAB TV. Shareen has been an anchor and an editor for the longest shows, such as Entrepreneurs Young Turks. She earned a few awards, including the FICCI Woman of the Year award 2005.


The landscape of Indian News is filled with talented female anchors, bringing their charming style and perspectives. From veterans like Burkha Dutt to Shereen Bhan, who have shared major events and connected to audiences nationwide, the media continues to evolve, evidence that these women and the upcoming generation of anchors will shape the world of the news industry with their unique talents and utmost dedication.

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