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Rajeev Masand

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.

Wiki/Biography

Rajeev was born on Tuesday, 13 March 1979 (age 42 years; as of 2021) in Gangtok, Sikkim. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He studied at Mumbai University. [1]Wikipedia

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5€ 5€

Eye Colour: Brown

Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper

Rajeev Masand

Family & Caste

Parents & Siblings

He has two brothers, Gautam and Vivek.

Rajeev Masand with his father

Rajeev Masand with his father

Career

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.

An old group photo of Rajeev Masand

An old group photo of Rajeev Masand

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 Masand holding his award

Rajeev Masand holding his award

Facts/Trivia

  • Rajeev has interviewed many popular Hollywood actors like Tom Cruise during the actors press tour for €˜Mission: Impossible€“ Fallout€™ (2018).

    Rajeev Masand interviewing Tom Cruise

    Rajeev Masand interviewing Tom Cruise

  • He is an animal lover and has clicked pictures with the pets of various Indian celebrities.

    Rajeev Masand with pet cat of Richa Chadha

    Rajeev Masand with pet cat of Richa Chadha

  • He loves reading books in his leisure time.
  • Rajeev is often spotted drinking alcohol at parties. [2]Instagram jQuery(‘#footnote_plugin_tooltip_69192_149_2’).tooltip({ tip: ‘#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_69192_149_2’, tipClass: ‘footnote_tooltip’, effect: ‘fade’, predelay: 0, fadeInSpeed: 200, delay: 400, fadeOutSpeed: 200, position: ‘top right’, relative: true, offset: [0, 0], });
  • He loves collecting socks and shoes with cartoon prints.

    Rajeev Masand's socks collection

    Rajeev Masands socks collection

  • In 2015, he appeared as one of the performers in the controversial roast show AIB Podcast Knockout featuring Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor.
Rajeev Masand in AIB Podcast Knockout show

Rajeev Masand in AIB Podcast Knockout show

  • He has a self-titled YouTube channel for which he received a silver button in 2018.
  • Rajeev has got a tattoo inked on his right thumb. [4]YouTube jQuery(‘#footnote_plugin_tooltip_69192_149_4’).tooltip({ tip: ‘#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_69192_149_4’, tipClass: ‘footnote_tooltip’, effect: ‘fade’, predelay: 0, fadeInSpeed: 200, delay: 400, fadeOutSpeed: 200, position: ‘top right’, relative: true, offset: [0, 0], });
  • He is a huge fan of the Star Wars series and has a collection of Star War goodies like socks, shoes, cushions, and chopsticks.

    Rajeev Masand's Star Wars cushion

    Rajeev Masands Star Wars cushion

  • 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. [6]India Today jQuery(‘#footnote_plugin_tooltip_69192_149_6’).tooltip({ tip: ‘#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_69192_149_6’, tipClass: ‘footnote_tooltip’, effect: ‘fade’, predelay: 0, fadeInSpeed: 200, delay: 400, fadeOutSpeed: 200, position: ‘top right’, relative: true, offset: [0, 0], }); 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

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