January 28, 2023

Rana Ayyub (Journalist) Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 22, 2022

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Short Biography

Rana Ayyub was born on 01-05-1984 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. She is an Indian Journalist, Columnist, Writer & Author who is associated with The Washington Post, an American daily newspaper. She is also the author of a book named Gujarat Files which was published on 25-03-2016.

Other Name: R Ayyub, Rana Ayyub Khan
Other Professions: Columnist Writer Author

Rana Ayyub Complete Bio & Career

Rana Ayyub was born to a writer father Muhammad Ayyub Waqif Khan in Maharashtra. Her father had a great influence on her. She started her career as Journalist with the Indian journal "Tehelka" which is an investigating journal based on sting operations. She worked as an investigative journalist for the Magazine. During this time, she operated a sting operation against the ministers and government officials involved in the Gujrat riots of 2002. She remained undercover for eight months and collected interviews and pictures about the case. When she presented her work before the editor-in-chief of the magazine, they denied publishing her work and said that it is incomplete to get published. Rana became disagreed with the decision and published her work in the book "Gujrat Files". 
She worked with Tehelka till 2013 and resigned from the job in protest of editor-in-chief of the magazine Tarun Tejpal who was accused of sexual harassment against one of her co-workers. Her next hiring was with Washington Post as contributing writer to the Global opinion section in 2019.
She met with the controversy in February 2022 when ED attached her assets worth INR 1.77 crore in a money laundering case. It was claimed by the authority that she has used the fund collected from the public for charity for personal use.

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Rana Ayyub was honored with The McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage in 2020

Rana Ayyub Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born into a Muslim family in Mumbai. She is the daughter of a writer/author father Muhammad Ayyub Waqif Khan. She has a sister named Iffat Shaikh. More information about her family like mother, brother, husband, children are not revealed anywhere. The famous Indian Muslim scholar Abdul Haq Azmi is her uncle.

Life's Important Dates Of Rana Ayyub

Body Measurements

Breast Size 36
Waist Size 30
Hip Size 36
Skin Colour Dusky
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Muslim
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
Qualification Post Graduate in Social Communication and Mass Media
Hobbies Travelling, Reading, Writing
Marital Status Not Known
Best Friends Richa Chadha
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Green, White
Favorite Brand Gucci, Pepe
Favorite Movie Shool (1999)
Favorite Place Cape Town
Favorite Dress Shirts and Jeans
Favorite Food Mutton Biryani
Favorite Accessories Nose Pin

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Rana Ayyub

  • Rana Ayyub is an Indian Journalist famously known for her work in "Tehelka".
  • In her book "Gujrat Files", she wrote about the sting done by her on Gujrat riots.
  • She met with the allegations of money laundering in February 2022.
  • ED attached her property and assets worth rupees1.77 crore.
  • She had won the Sanskriti award for excellence in Journalism in 2011.
  • At the University of Georgia's Graddy College, she was awarded the McGill medal for Journalistic courage.

Rana Ayyub Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

38 years, 8months, 27 days old age Rana Ayyub will turn 39 on 01 May, 2023. Only 3 months, 2 days, 3 hours,12 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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