Rajiv Makhni was born in Amritsar. He completed his schooling from “Guru Harkishan Public School”, Vasant Vihar. He attended ‘The Doon School’ for academic studies. He later went on to pursue MBA at “Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education”, Mexico. Rajiv Makhni is an Indian technology journalist, and analyst, as well as a television presenter. He was also a very successful ramp and print model.
“The Tech Guru” was recently awarded the Television Anchor of the Year 2012 by the Indian Television Academy. He was awarded as the Best Anchor on TV in 2013, as well. He is a multiple award winning columnist, who also indulges in writing articles and blogs, generally on topics relating to technology, as well as gadgets. Some of the major publications he has written for are: Hindustan Times, M Magazines, Outlook, GQ, Men's World, Travel and Leisure International, and T3, among others in India and abroad. His weekly column in Hindustan Times is the most read technology column in the country. He is called the ‘Tech Guru’ of the country. He hosts technology shows like '
', 'Cell Guru' and 'NewsNet 3.0', which air on NDTV 24x7, NDTV Profit, and NDTV India. Rajiv also hosts Croma’s tech quiz show, 'Croma Tech Grandmasters', on NDTV Good Times, and the Tech Quiz Show, “Tech Grandmasters”, on NDTV Good Times.
Rajiv also made his red-carpet debut at the Cannes International Film City. Furthermore, he was a very successful ramp and print model. Rajiv Makhni married the former supermodel and
, Ruchira Makhni, and they have a young daughter named Amaya Manjeet Makhni, who lives in Delhi and is currently writing a book. By the age of 26, he had started an Italian cuisine home-delivery chain in Delhi, “Slice of Italy”. He is also the founder, director, and COO of “Imagine Clothing”. It needs profound knowledge and interest to beat the world buzzing with gadgets, and Rajiv’s updated self-seems to be doing all right.
Rajiv could travel the length and breadth of the world to track down the biggest news and latest technology. Technology is his passion, and he likes to demystify technology and review the latest and best in technology. “Technology should be understood at the most highest levels, but presented at its simplest, and I think I do that best”, he says.