Sportstar is an Indian monthly sports magazine published in India by the publishers of The Hindu. Its headquarters is in Chennai.[1]

May 2018 edition's cover, of magazine.
EditorAyon Sengupta
CategoriesSports magazine
Founded1978; 44 years ago (1978)
Based inChennai
WebsiteOfficial website

History and profileEdit

Sportstar was established in 1978.[2][3] The magazine covers international sports, including the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro and the Olympics. It covers sports in India, including coverage of cricket, a widely popular sport in India. Additional coverage of sports includes football, tennis and Formula One Grand Prix.

From the 28 January 2006 issue, the magazine changed its name from The Sportstar to Sportstar and moved from magazine to tabloid format. In 2012 the magazine was redesigned.[4]

The new online avatar of Sportstar was launched on 26 October 2015 at the Madras Cricket Club.[5]

It has its own mobile app named Sportstar - Live Sports & News.[6]


  1. ^ "ABOUT US: Sportstar". Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Sportstar dons a vibrant new look". The Hindu. Chennai. 26 January 2006. Archived from the original on 19 February 2006. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Sportstar relaunch in new format". The Hindu Business Line. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Ramanathan Krishnan launches new-look Sportstar". The Hindu. Chennai. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Sportstar's new digital version launched". The Hindu. 26 October 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Google play store". Retrieved 16 March 2022.