Prannoy Roy is credited with single-handedly changing the face of the Indian television. Born on October 15, 1949,in Kolkata, West Bengal he is the founder and president of New Delhi Television (NDTV). He completed his schooling from The Doon School before going to the United Kingdom from where he graduated in economics in 1973. After completing his Ph.D from the Delhi School of Economics, he worked as Chartered Accountant before moving over to television.
He hit the headlines with the programme The World This Week. Besides, he has worked for STAR TV. He is responsible for turning NDTV into a full-fledged channel and his well known for his coverage of Indian elections with sharp insights and analysis. He was associated with the Ministry of Finance, Government of India as Economic Advisor from 1985-1987. He has been associated with the small screen since 1980 and is one of the most prominent anchorpersons in India. He has won many awards including the B. D. Goenka Award for excellence in Journalism in 1994 and 1995, Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur of the year award (Media), the Screen Videocon Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1998 and the Limca Book of Records -Person of the Year award in 1998.