Rajeev Masand is a well-known Indian journalist, film critic, writer, and media personality. He is famous for his critical reviews on various Hindi films.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
He has two brothers, Gautam and Vivek.
At the age of just 16 years, he started working as an entertainment journalist with the Times of India. He then joined the Indian express as a film journalist and worked there for a few years.
He has also worked as a film critic and journalist at the Star News, and his show ‘Masand Ki Pasand’ in which he used to review the Hindi films on the Star News became very popular. In 2005, he joined the English news channel CNN IBN as a journalist. His news TV show ‘Now Showing’ gained immense popularity for reviewing films of different genres. He has worked with CNN IBN for almost 15 years, and after his contract ended with the channel, he joined ‘Dharma Cornerstone Agency’ a talent management company as a Chief Operating Officer. His news TV show which became immense popular is ‘Rajeev Masand Ki Pasand’ aired on IBN7.
Awards & Honours
- ‘Best Entertainment Critic’ by the National Television (NT) Awards in 2008, 2010, and 2011
- IFFI Award in 2018
- Rajeev has interviewed many popular Hollywood actors like Tom Cruise during the actor’s press tour for ‘Mission: Impossible– Fallout’ (2018).
- He is an animal lover and has clicked pictures with the pets of various Indian celebrities.
- He loves reading books in his leisure time.
- He loves collecting socks and shoes with cartoon prints.
- In 2015, he appeared as one of the performers in the controversial roast show ‘AIB Podcast Knockout’ featuring Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor.
- He has a self-titled YouTube channel for which he received a silver button in 2018.
- He is a huge fan of the Star Wars series and has a collection of Star War goodies like socks, shoes, cushions, and chopsticks.
- In 2020, he was investigated by the Mumbai Police in the death case of the late Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput. India Today
- In 2021, he was tested positive for COVID-19, and he was admitted in ICU at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. Many popular Indian celebrities shared a message for his speedy recovery on their social media accounts. India Today Some of such messages are,
Dearest @RajeevMasand Praying hard. Get better soon and see this message and know that you are so loved ❤️- Dia Mirza
Get well soon @RajeevMasand … praying for your speedy recovery- Suniel Shetty
Wishing you A speedy recovery #RajeevMasand. Our prayers are with you and your family. Get well soon.- Ashoke Pandit
Praying for @RajeevMasand ❤️Durga Durga – Bipasha Basu