Vinod Dua

Vinod Dua (born 11 March 1954) is an Indian media personality. He has seen and been associated with Indian television's transition from a government controlled, black and white, single-channel entity to the present-day multi-channel transnational satellite TV industry. A veteran of thousands of hours of telecasting, Vinod Dua is an anchor, political commentator, election analyst, producer and director. He worked in News channel program namely"Jaika India Ka" broadcast on NDTV India. Currently he is making News video for HW NEWS Network on YouTube and hosting a show VINOD DUA LIVE on SWARAJ EXPRESS News Channel which is also available to watch on youtube channel "NewsPlatform".

Vinod Dua
Born (1954-03-11) 11 March 1954
EducationHans Raj College, University of Delhi
OccupationJournalist
Spouse(s)Padmavati Dua
ChildrenMallika Dua, Bakul Dua
AwardsPadma Shri (2008)
BD Goenka

He was awarded the Padma Shri for Journalism in 2008 by the Government of India.[1]

Early life

Vinod Dua's early upbringing was in the refugee colonies of Delhi. His family migrated from Dera Ismail Khan after the independence of India in 1947. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from Hans Raj College and obtained his master's degree in literature, both from the University of Delhi. Ap Ke Liye was anchored by Vinod till 1984. 1984 was a landmark in the career of Vinod since he anchored Doordarshan.

He used to host a daily morning show on Sahara TV in 2000-03 called Pratidin.[2][3]

He left the news portal 'The Wire' after his name popped up in the #me-too movement.

Controversy

In October 2017, Vinod Dua had lashed out at actor Akshay Kumar alleging he passed a vulgar remark on his daughter during the shoot of an episode of the comedy show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge[4] He went on to call Akshay's wife Twinkle an embarrassed wife for defending her husband.[5] Exactly a year later, October 2018, India's award-winning film director Nishtha Jain, famous for Gulabi Gang, published a long Facebook post alleging Vinod Dua of harassment and sexual misconduct against her. She detailed how after they met Vinod had been making lewd jokes, demeaning her during a job interview and trying to grab her physically when she started working elsewhere to escape his harassment.[6][7][8] Dua was however backed by his daughter Mallika Dua who otherwise had expressed her support to other women on MeToo allegations earlier.[9]

Awards

Aired in the past

  • Janvani
  • Parakh
  • Khaba
  • Zayka India Ka
  • Jan Gan Man Ki Baat

References

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