Richa Anirudh is an Indian journalist, RJ, talk show host, author, and editor-in-chief. She is one of the most popular faces of Indian TV news.
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Richa Anirudh was born on Saturday, May 31, 1975 (44 years old; as in 2019) at Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
After his birth, his family moved to Uttar Pradesh and stayed in a small primary health center (P.H.C.) in Mundha Pande. In 1976, his family moved to Dhanaura in the district of Moradabad (UP). She attended primary school at the Seventh-day Adventist School in Moradabad. At the age of 6, her father was transferred to Jhansi. Richa completed class 10 at St. Francis School in Jhansi Convent and continued his studies in the 12th and 12th centuries at Christ The King College. Richa actively participated in extracurricular activities during his school days.
She graduated in Science from Bipin Behari Degree College, Jhansi. Subsequently, she enrolled at the APTECH Computer Institute in Jhansi to obtain a three-year master’s degree in software development. After completing his computer course, Richa settled in Delhi and started working at SPIC MACAY.
Height (approximately): 5 ‘8 “
Hair color: Black
Eye colour: Black
Family, caste and husband
Richa Anirudh belongs to a Hindu family. His father, Harish Badal, is a doctor and his mother, Rekha, is a housewife. She has two brothers.
Richa was married to Aniruddha Thatte in 1997. She has two daughters, Ishita Thatte and Ayesha Thatte.
Richa began her career as an independent anchor in 1996 at DD-National, where she anchored the program “Ankur”. In 1998, she moved to Ajmer and joined Dainik Navjyoti, a Hindu daily in Rajasthan, as a trainee journalist. In 2001, she returned to Delhi and worked for Pt. Ravi Shankar as an office administrator. Subsequently, she started anchoring for DD Sports and ETV Urdu. The same year, she was selected as Radio Jockey at AIR FM.
Her career as a news reporter and presenter began in 2002 when she joined Zee News as a reporter. She worked there for 3 years and in 2005 joined Channel 7 (later named IBN7) as a correspondent and news anchor. In 2007, she launched the talk show “Zindagi Live” on IBN7, which continued until 2013. In 2017, she brought back the ETV show. under the name of “Zindagi Live Returns”. Later, she launched the show on YouTube with the title “Zindagi With Richa.
Richa also worked as an RJ for 92.7 BIG FM. She hosted the “Dilli Meri Jaan” breakfast show, which dealt with the daily problems of Delhi residents. She hosted another show, “Big Heroes,” which celebrated the spirit of unsung heroes.
Richa is also editor of a school magazine called “School Live.” This magazine serves as a platform for students from different schools to read, write and share their points of view.
Awards and achievements
- Selected from the 12 Best Next Generation Anchors on All Indian News Chains by Pitch Magazine (2004)
- Best anchor district of Ekta Mission (2005)
- Amity Media Excellence Award to be the most promising young journalist (2010)
Awards won by his show ‘Zindagi Live’
- “Best talk show” of Indiantelevision.com for six seasons
- ‘Best Talk Show’ of the Indian Television Academy
- Ladli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity of UNFPA
Travel destination: Cashmere
Her hobbies include traveling, reading and listening to music.
She is the brand ambassador for LPU’s School, an initiative to identify and nurture young talent.
Richa is actively engaged in philanthropy and works for social causes such as the education of children, the empowerment of girls and the protection of the environment.
She appeared in 3 seasons of the reality show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” as an expert advisor.
She is a fervent follower of Lord Ganesha.
She is a dog lover and has a dog, Rio.
She follows the preaching of the spiritual guru, Osho.