Birthday: 06-11-1955
Age: 63
Star sign: Sagittarius

Famous American Journalist, activist, and author Maria Owings Shriver was born to Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver on 6th November 1955 in Chicago, Illinois. She is the niece of former American President John F Kennedy. Shriver completed her early education from Westland Middle School in Bethesda and earned a graduation from Stone Ridge College of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda in 1973. Shriver’s BA Degree was in American Studies which she received from Georgetown University in 1977. Shriver began her career as a news writer on KYW-TV in Philadelphia in 1977. She was introduced to actor and bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger by her colleague during that time, and they tied a knot on 26th April 1986.

Along with Forrest Sawyer, she anchored The CBC morning news from August 1985 till August 1986. She also worked as an anchor on NBC nightly news for a few years. Shriver became the First Lady of California after her husband’s victory in 2003 November 17 elections. Last Action Hero, a 1993 movie had Shriver playing herself in it. She appeared in an episode of a television series named That’s so Raven in 2006. After a few years of break, she returned to television as a host of a Panel Discussion, Larry King Live on CNN. In response to the excessive media coverage of Anna Nicole Smith, she told the media that she would not return to the news media. American Idealist, a documentary which featured the life, achievements and visions of her father Sergeant Shriver had Shriver as an executive producer.

Her mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver found an organization called ‘International Board of Special Olympics’ in 1968 in which Shriver was a member. Lovin’ Scoopful, an ice-cream company that she launched with her brother Tim Shriver, provides its benefits to Special Olympics. She was the Executive Producer of ‘The Alzheimer’s Project’ which is a documentary series. The series bagged two Emmy Awards. This series expressed how this disease affects the patient and the immediate society. One part of this series was based on Shriver’s own book.

She launched Shriver report in 2009 which described the role of American women workforce. Shriver report continued in coming years covering various issues. She returned to News media in 2003 and joined “Today.” After a long time relationship, Shriver and Schwarzenegger divorced on May 9, 2011. They had four children: Katherine, Christiana, Patrick, and Christopher. Shriver wasawarded Pathfinders to Peace award in 2009. She got Peabody awards for television journalism. Shriver authored six books which became bestsellers. Currently, she is working on “Today.”

Prannoy Lal Roy English Actor

Prannoy Lal Roy

Born on 15th of October 1949, Prannoy Roy is one of the most famous and oldest Indian Journalist and the co-founder of India’s first private news channel, New Delhi Television (NDTV). Prannoy is also the Executive Chairperson of NDTV channel which he established with his wife, Radhika Roy. As his name goes, Roy is Kolkata born and educated abroad mostly. Since his childhood, Roy was a promising kid academically which led him to go to places like Doon School (Dehradun) for his schooling, Haileybury and Imperial Service College, UK where he obtained his CA degree. He is no ordinary person and left no stone unturned while excelling in what he studied. He was awarded Ph.D. from Delhi School of Economics for his remarkable knowledge and hold in the same field. Roy has received several scholarships in his academic years, that of Leverhulme Trust (UK) Fellowship, Queen Mary College Prize and his very first OPOS Scholarship to study in the UK after his schooling at Doon. Ph.D. is just the topping on his already embellished track record. Talent runs in the genes in Roy’s family as his grandfather Paresh Lal Roy was called The Father of Indian Boxing. Roy’s father worked as the Chief Executive for a British Company and handled the Indian operations. It is said that Roy is cousins with the famous and controversial author Arundhati Roy. Roy’s mother was Irish, and she was a school teacher. Coming from a mixed lineage, Roy married Radhika Roy, and they have a daughter named Tara Roy. Being a British Chartered Accountant and a respected Economist, Roy started his career in media with Doordarshan and BBC. He was the news anchor for Doordarshan and hosted shows like The News Tonight and The World This Week. In the 1980s, shows like The World This Week were considered path breaking and Prannoy Roy is famously credited for it. The times when only news from our country was aired, working with DD and BBC, Roy made sure the audience was informed about what was happening around the world. Roy with his journalist wife Radhika founded the first ever private news channel/network New Delhi Television aka NDTV in 1988. The channel’s prime focus was to cover the election in India and to analyze the data and predict the wins and losses. The channel was famous for the same thing and went on to grow exponentially over the years. Investing more than 25 years in NDTV, Roy and his wife have struggled hard for its success. To make NDTV network as one of the top networks in India, Roy says that many years of planning, honest journalism and trust have gone into it. NDTV was the first ever 24*7 news channel in Indian news media. Portraying elections on television and analyzing it on national television was Roy’s forte. Adding to the many firsts, it was also Roy’s creative approach toward elections in India and his way of campaigning along with the political leaders that was seen as something unique and innovative. Roy’s journey in the media industry runs more for than 30 years. when his dream turned into reality to launch a channel like NDTV and see it complete silver jubilee successfully is admirable on his behalf. In his speech at the 25th anniversary of NDTV network which was attended by 25 prominent personalities, Roy expresses gratitude. He explains that his wife Radhika and he are thankful for the trust that people put in them that fled the channel to reach this feat. He also takes pride in not being bogged down by the political pressure since the beginning. He talked about the scenarios when he had to take threats from politicians for publishing sensitive news. He admits to having never reacted upon them and suggests journalists not to pay any heed to it. Roy has also authored books like A Compendium of Indian Elections, and also another significant work being India Decides Elections from 1952-1991, along with David Butler. It is said that Roy was booked for a corruption case during his time with DD channel in 1988. However, it was cleared in 2013, and Roy, was given a free chit by the court against all the cases (against Roy) filed by the CBI. This was condemned by Roy, as he felt that there was political force behind it, and he called it an act of McCarthyism against him. Roy is known for his keen eye and ability to read people’s pulse. He is also famous for his carefully crafted elections predictions and his interviews with the who’s who in the country. Roy stands as a model for many journalists and his honesty and trust in the network and everyone involved in it has made his brand of NDTV one of the most trusted News channels.


Maria Alexandrovna Gessen

Born on January 13, 1967, in Moscow, Russia, Maria Alexandrovna "Masha" Gessen is a Russian and American author, interpreter, journalist, and extremist who has been a frank commentator of Vladimir Putin, the Russian President and Donald Trump, the U.S. President. She is an Ashkenazi Jewish family in Moscow to Yelena and Alexander Gessen. When she was a teenager her family shifted to the United States in 1981. She moved to Moscow as an adult, where she filled in as a journalist in 1991. Gessen has both US and Russian citizenship. Her siblings are Philip Gessen, Keith Gessen, and Daniel Gessen. She went to study architecture at the Cooper Union and Rhode Island School of Design. Gessen is wedded to Svetlana Generalova, who is also associated with the LGBT development in Moscow, in 2004. The wedding occurred in the U.S. By the time Gessen came back from Russia to the U.S. in December of 2013. Maria wedded to Darya Oreshkina. She has three kids: two boys and a little girl. Her eldest child, Vova, was adopted from Kaliningrad, an orphanage for the kids of HIV-positive ladies in 1997. Gessen evaluated positive for the BRCA mutation and experienced a mastectomy in 2005.  Gessen was a part of the board of chief for the LGBT rights association in Moscow name "Triangle" from 1993 to 98. In a broad October of 2008 profile of Vladimir Putin for Vanity Fair, she reported that the youthful Putin had been "a yearning hooligan" and that "the regressive advancement of Russia started" inside days after his initiation in 2000. She contributed a few dozen analyses on Russia to "Latitude," The New York Times blog between November of 2011 and December of 2013. Among her subjects were the restricting of alleged "homosexual propaganda" and other related laws, the provocation and beating of columnists, the devaluation in the estimation of the rubble, and other relative problems. She lost her position as the central editorial manager of Russia's most established magazine name Vokrug Sveta, a well-known science journal, in September of 2012, after she declined to send a correspondent to cover a Russian Geographical Society. After she tweeted about her terminating, Putin called her and asserted he was not kidding about his "inclination preservation endeavours. " On his welcome, she met him, and her previous distributor, at the Kremlin and was called back to join. She dismissed the offer.  In September of 2012, Gessen became a chief for Radio Liberty of the Russian Service, a U.S. government-funded supporter situated in Prague. After her arrangement report and a couple of days after meeting with Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, 40 plus individuals from the staff of Radio Liberty lost their job. Radio Liberty additionally lost its Russian telecom permit a little while after Gessen assumed control. Her part in both of these occasions is indistinct however has caused controversy. John O'Sullivan portrayed Gessen in The Wall Street Journal as somebody who "hates" restriction media. In December of 2013, Gessen shifted to New York since authorities of Russia had started to discuss removing kids from gay parents. In March, the St Petersburg lawmaker Milonov who had turned into a representative for the law against 'gay publicity' towards children began talking of her and her 'debased family' in his meetings. Gessen reached an appropriation legal advisor asking whether she had the motivation to stress that social administrations would pursue her family and endeavour to evacuate her eldest child, whom she adopted in 2000. Gessen in meeting with ABC News in January of 2014 said that the gays of Russia promulgation law had prompted increment in antigay savagery, including murders. It is given direction to assaults on gay and lesbian clubs and movie festivals and because these laws got a pass as far as anyone knows to secure kids the general population who are most focused on LGBT guardians. Her ledger on the Citibank account had shut in February of 2014 because of Russian tax evasion operations. She complained that like different sorts of ethnic profiling, these approaches of getting rid of Russian-Americans who have cash are not effective. Gessen proclaims in an article for Slate that the international, and American, LGBT movement was unsuccessful gay Russians at the Sochi Olympics in February 2014.  In a March of 2014, Gessen called Putin as "a playground bully” column for the Los Angeles Times. Gessen wrote in The Washington Post in March of 2014 that Putin's prominence re-established because the Sochi Olympics and attack of Ukraine, which had played on the longstanding thought that Russia is under attack, encompassed by foes and continually on the precarious edge of calamity. She included many more things in it. Gessen also composed an opinion piece in The Washington Post on Putin's discourse to the Duma in which she communicated worry that Russia is changing itself as the pioneer of the counter Western world. She expressed many more views on Putin. The New York Times distributed a piece by Gessen on 28 April of 2014 around two gay Russian writers who had been professedly surrounded on medicate charges and fled to the U.S. Going before and following the U.S. 2016 decision, Gessen composed a progression of articles about Donald Trump. On 10 November of 2016, her article broadly read name "Autocracy: Rules for Survival" was distributed in the semi-monthly magazine NYRB. She expressed in the article that Trump is the hopeful in memory who ran not for president but for despot and won. She has likewise scrutinized claims that Trump is an operator of Vladimir Putin. Gessen has conversed around the Western world and shown up on MSNBC, PBS News Hour, Skavlan (Sweden) and Mad as Hell, the Australian parody news program. She lectured at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2012. Around the same time, she talked at the Personal Democracy Forum in New York. She interviewed in the 2014 narrative film, Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda. In 2016 and 2017, she attended the news parody program Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. In July of 2017, she went on The Daily Show. Gessen talked at the Oslo Freedom Forum in May of 2014.   Gessen won many awards like Stora Journalist preset, which is Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism in 2012, Media for Liberty award by Liberty Media Corporation in 2013 for her article name "The Wrath of Putin," (April 2012) edition of Vanity Fair and University of Michigan Wallenberg Medal in 2015. She wrote many works like The Man Without a Face; Words Will Break Cement, The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy and much more.

Maria Alexandrovna Gessen English Actress