Hometown: Orai, Uttar Pradesh
Age: 33 Years
|Nickname||Shibbu Surya Jagran|
|Famous for||Being a founding editor of The Lallantop, a Hindi news and media web portal owned by the India Today Group|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 177 cm
in meters– 1.77 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 10”
|Awards, Honours & Achievements||• He bagged “Best Anchor on Digital News Channel” award at ENBA 2019.
• His show Political Kisse bagged Digipub award in 2017.
|Date of Birth||22 April 1983 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2020)||33 Years|
|Birthplace||Village Chamari, District Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Village Chamari, District Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh|
|School||• Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Orai (1993)
• Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanatan Dharma Vidyalaya, Kanpur (1993-1998)
• Jugal Devi Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Kanpur (1998-2000)
|College/University||• Dayanand Vedic College, Orai
• Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) (2004-2009)
• Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIM) (2006-2007)
|Controversy||Saurabh Dwivedi invited controversy in January 2020 after he tweeted a picture of a meme showing a condom with text on the top,
“For those who are still supporting the BJP, please use this we don’t want any more like you in this world.”
Subsequently, Saurabh faced the wrath of scores of BJP supporters who criticised him and also trended #SaurabhDwivediDallaHai on Twitter India. After facing outrage on Twitter, Saurabh issued an apology for his tweet, which he told was a “sarcastic message posted for humour.” Dailyhunt
Saurabh Dwivedi LinkedIn
|• Master of Arts in Hindi
• Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication from IIM, Delhi
• MPhil in Hindi Literature and Media
• Phd (left in midway)
|Religion||Hinduism The Lallantop YouTube|
|Caste||Brahmin The Lallantop YouTube|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||Year 2010|
|Children||Son– Name not Known
|Parents||Father– Ravikant Dwivedi (retired professor and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party)
Mother– Name not Known
|Siblings||Brother– Abhay Dwivedi (director at Infopark, Jalaun)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Saurabh Dwivedi
- Does Saurabh Drink Alcohol?: Yes
- Saurabh Dwivedi is a journalist and the founding editor of The Lallantop, a Hindi news and media web portal owned by the India Today Group. He is known for his ability to express thoughts on a variety of topics and issues, and also for his informal yet eloquent style of presenting news stories.
- Saurabh’s paternal grandfather, Mataprasad Dwivedi (aka Mata Prasad Chamari), was a member of Indian National Congress (INC) and was an influential personality in the surrounding villages.
- Saurabh Dwivedi, whose on-camera speaking skills are now widely appreciated by his viewers, during his childhood was a camera-shy person who resisted being photographed. He used to cry when someone tried to bring him in front of the camera.
- Saurabh Dwivedi had a keen interest in Hindi literature, which persuaded him to do an MA in Hindi from Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
- While pursuing MA in Hindi, a professor in JNU got so impressed by one of his piece of writings that he suggested Saurabh go for a career in journalism. It was after this that he did a one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication from IIM, Delhi.
- Saurabh got married to his long-time girlfriend, Gunjan, after completing his studies in 2010.
- Saurabh embarked on his journalism career as an intern with Star News in March 2007. Thereafter, he worked with many news companies including Live India (reporter), Times Group (as senior copy editor cum correspondent), Dainik Bhaskar (as news editor), and has been working with the India Today Group as a senior associate editor since June 2013. His venture, The Lallantop, which he jointly founded along with five other people in 2016, is also owned by the India Today Group.
- Saurabh Dwivedi, the editor of Lallantop, hosts multiple shows on The Lallantop’s YouTube channel, including The Lallantop Show with Saurabh Dwivedi, Kitabwala, and Netanagari.
- In October 2019, The Lallantop editor Saurabh Dwivedi appeared in an episode of the Indian television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati as an expert panellist.
- Saurabh Dwivedi regularly practices Yoga to keep himself fit.