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Ritu Kapur is an Indian media entrepreneur.[1] She is the co-founder and CEO of Quintillion Media, which jointly owns BloombergQuint with Bloomberg L.P.[1] She is the co-founder of The Quint,[2][3] a web-based digital news site and was one of the founding members of Network18 in 1992.[4]

Ritu Kapur
Alma mater
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Board member of
Spouse(s)Raghav Bahl
Ritu Kapur (center) at an Amnesty International event in New Delhi. Josey Joseph (left) is also pictured.

Ritu Kapur is a board member at Reuters Institute Of Journalism, Oxford University.[5][6] She is also an advisory board member at the British Council for their Future News Worldwide partnership program.[7] She is also a board member of the World Editor's Forum.[8][9]



Ritu Kapur is an alumnus of St Stephen's College. She secured her Masters in Film and TV production from AJK Mass Communication Research Center, Jamia Milia Islamia.[10] Her husband is Raghav Bahl, an Indian businessman and the owner of TV18 India.[11] Ritu Kapur and Raghav Bahl have two children.[4]


Ritu Kapur is credited with creating "The India Show", India's first home-grown show on a satellite channel, Star Plus. In 1995 she started directing and writing screenplays for television show, Bhanwar, recreating landmark cases in Indian legal history. Apart from being one of the founding members in Network18 she worked on various projects such as Real Heroes.[4]

Ritu pioneered Citizen Journalism on Indian Television in 2008 when she launched "The CJ show" on CNN IBN, a show which has won various awards. In 2011, Ritu launched History TV18 (a joint venture with A+E Networks) as the Head of Programming. At History TV18, she conducted The Greatest Indian. Currently Ritu Kapur is the CEO of The Quint.[12][13][14]

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  1. ^ a b "Ritu Kapur | Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism". Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  2. ^ "About Us". The Quint. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  3. ^ "Ritu Kapur | WAN-IFRA Events". Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  4. ^ a b c "The Newsmaker - Ritu Kapur". Outlook Business. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  5. ^ "Ritu Kapur". Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  6. ^ "Oxford Appoints Quint Co-Founder Ritu Kapur On Board Of Advisors For Journalism". Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  7. ^ "Advisory Board Members | British Council". Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  8. ^ "WEF Board Members - WAN-IFRA". 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  9. ^ "'Half a billion smartphones will be the tipping point' | Press Institute of India". Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  10. ^ Anand, Alok (2017-08-24). "Ritu Kapur, The Quint Founder: The Day We Stop Experimenting is The Day We Die". Acadman. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  11. ^ "My dream to own a newspaper is dead". The Financial Express. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  12. ^ "Being legacy free is very liberating: Ritu Kapur, The Quint". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  13. ^ "It's Like TV in the 90s, No Templates: Ritu Kapur on Digital Media". The Quint. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  14. ^ "The Quint Founder Ritu Kapur's 'Nuskha' For Life: Taking Business Risks- SheThePeople TV". Retrieved 2018-08-29.