• Arnab Goswami is an Indian news anchor and journalist, born in 197•
• He is the editor-in-chief and managing director of Republic TV.
• He has won numerous awards, including Asian Television Awards and a Society Young Achievers Award.
• He is married to Samyabrata Ray Goswami, and they have a son together.
• He has a net worth of over $30 million.

Known for movies

Who is Arnab Goswami?

Arnab was born in Guwahati, Assam, India, on 7 March 1973 – his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he holds Indian nationality. He’s a news anchor and journalist, who’s perhaps known best for being the editor-in-chief and managing director of Republic TV.

Early life and education

Arnab was raised in Guwahati alongside his sister, by their mother Suprabha Gain-Goswami, who is an author, and father Manoranjan Goswami. Manoranjan was a member of the Indian Army for 30 years, retired as a colonel, then became a candidate during the Indian general election in 1998, having previously joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. Since then, Manoranjan has written many columns and books, and was in 2017 presented with a Sahitya Sabha Award.

The family moved often while Arnab was growing up, mostly because of his father’s work in the Army; Arnab completed his 10th Standard board exams at Delhi Cantonment’s St Mary’s School, while he passed his 12th Standard board exams at Jabalpur Cantonment’s Kendriya Vidyalaya school.

Arnab then enrolled at the University of Delhi’s Hindu College, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. He continued his education at Oxford University’s St. Anthony’s College (England), graduating with a Master’s degree in social anthropology in 1994.

Career as a journalist

Arnab launched his career in 1995, working on the Indian daily newspaper “The Telegraph”, a job for which he had to move to Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

In 1996, Arnab moved to Delhi to work at New Delhi Television Ltd as their journalist. He spent the following 10 years with them, and gained recognition for anchoring their shows “News Tonight” and “Newsnight”, and won a 2004 Asian Television Award for Best News Anchor of Asia for the latter.

The news channel Times Now was launched in 2006, and in the same year Arnab was hired as their editor-in-chief. He hosted the 9p.m. show “The Newshour”, as well as the special program “Frankly Speaking with Arnab”, in which he interviewed numerous politicians, including the former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Arnab quit working at Times Now on 1 November 2016, stating that he didn’t have enough journalistic freedom.

The channel Republic TV was launched on 6 May 2017, mainly funded by the politician Rajeev Chandrasekhar, while Arnab and his wife together with the educationists Ramakanta Panda and Ramdas Pai were investors; Arnab was hired to work as editor-in-chief. By May 2019, he had purchased many shares in the company to become the majority owner with his 82 percent stake.

Other works

Arnab is an author, and published his book “Combating Terrorism: The Legal Challenge” in 2002.


In May 2017, Arnab and Republic TV were sued for defamation by the Indian former international diplomat Shashi Tharoor; the Delhi High Court ruled in Shashi’s favor, and the network was to take down the videos in which he was mentioned between 8 and 13 May 2017.

A video was uploaded onto various social media networks on 25 August 2018, which featured Arnab referring to a group of people as a ‘most shameless bunch of Indians I have ever seen’. It was initially believed that he was referring to Keralites, although it was later revealed that he was actually referring to ‘Tukde-Tukde Break India forces’.

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The News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) of India has requested that Republic TV issue a public apology on two occasions: firstly on 30 August 2018, for using inappropriate words to describe people attending a political rally, and the second time in October 2019, after Republic TV refused to co-operate when Arnab was accused of religious and racial stereotyping.

Arnab was arrested on 4 November 2020, in relation to the 2018 suicide of Anvay Naik; Anvay had written in his suicide note that the reason behind his suicide was not having been paid dues by Arnab and two other people. Arnab was released on bail a week later.


In 2003, Arnab was presented with an Asian Television Award for Best Presenter or Anchor, and in 2007, he won a Society Young Achievers Award.

The year 2010 saw him win both the New Lives Assamese of the Year Award and an Indian Express Group Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Wife and children

Arnab prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that he’s today a married man.

His wife is Samyabrata Ray Goswami, an Indian author and entrepreneur who’s also the co-owner of Republic TV. Neither of the two has shared the date of their wedding, but it’s believed that they have been married for around two decades now; Samyabrata gave birth to their son Che Goswami, who was named after the Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.

Arnab hasn’t spoken of any other women whom he has perhaps been with, so as of March 2022, he’s married to Samyabrata Ray Goswami, and they have a son together.

Hobbies and other interests

Arnab seems to enjoy the attention which he’s receiving from his close to 50,000 followers on Instagram, and has uploaded nearly 100 pictures onto the network, most of which have been taken during his everyday life; Arnab also uses Instagram to share the latest news with his fans.

He enjoys watching sports, and his favorite is cricket.

Arnab’s into travelling, and his career has taken him to various US states and European countries.

He likes to watch Indian movies in his spare time – his favorite actor and actress are Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, while a couple of his favorite films include “My Name is Khan”, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and “Pathan”.

Age, height and net worth

Arnab’s age is 49. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).

As of March 2022, his net worth stands at more than $30 million.

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General Info

Full NameArnab Goswami
Height1.8 m
ProfessionJournalist, Newscaster, Editor
EducationSidney Sussex College, Cambridge, University of Delhi, University of Oxford, Hindu College, University of Delhi, St Antony's College, Oxford


ParentsManoranjan Goswami, Suprabha Goswami


NominationsIndian Telly Award for Best News Anchor

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