Shiva Aroor Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Shiv Aroor is an Indian journalist and television anchor known for his work in the field of defense and military reporting. He is also a writer and editor at India Today. Shiva is known for reporting from conflict zones and has covered places like Kashmir, Sri Lanka and Libya.


Shiva Aroor was born on Thursday, 25 September 1980 (age 43 years; as in 2023). His zodiac sign is Libra. Shiva completed his higher education from Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Chennai and completed his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi. He then went on to study for a Master’s in International Journalism at Cardiff University in Wales.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx): 6′

Hair Color: Black

Eye colour: black


parents and siblings

His father’s name is Prakash Aroor and mother’s name is Usha Aroor.

Shiva Aroor with his parents

Shiva has a sister named Aparna.

Shiv Aroor with his sister Aparna

wife and children

Shiv Aroor is married to Tavleen Singh, who is also a journalist. The couple has a daughter named Meera Singh Aroor.

Tavleen Singh Arora

Meera Singh Aroor, daughter of Shiv Aroor

Meera Singh Aroor, daughter of Shiv Aroor

other relatives

Shiva’s great grandfather is Panje Mangesh Rao, who was a Kannada poet and scholar.

Shiv Aroor’s great grandfather Panje Mangesh Rao

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His great grandfather is Molahalli Shiva Rao, who was the father of the cooperative movement in Karnataka.

Son of Molahalli Shiv Rao and Panje Mangesh Rao

Son of Molahalli Shiv Rao and Panje Mangesh Rao



Shiva started his career in journalism in 2002. He worked as a senior journalist and covered defense related matters at the Indian Express for three years from October 2002 to March 2007. Shiva then joined India Today in April 2007 and worked as a special correspondent. Was senior editor for thirteen years before being promoted to executive editor in January 2021. Since June 2022, Shiv has worked as the Senior Executive Editor at India Today’s Noida, Uttar Pradesh branch.


Shiva believed that writing the entire book was the most difficult thing he had ever done. He wrote both fiction and non-fiction books and they were all about the army. In 2017, Shiva published his first book titled Operation Jinnah. This book is about a Kashmiri girl who is kidnapped. It includes various historical events such as the attack on Parliament and fictional stories about how the Prime Minister and the Chief of the Naval Staff handled it. It was appreciated by critics. Additionally, he has co-authored the book series titled India’s Most Fearless with Rahul Singh.

  • India’s Bravest: True Stories of Modern Military Heroes (2018)
  • India’s Most Fearless 2: More Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice (2019)
  • India’s Bravest 3: New Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice (2022)


Online trolls, threats and abuse

In September 2021, Shiv Aroor faced criticism for sharing a video of Rahul Gandhi online. The clip shows Rahul insulting RSS chief Mr Mohan Bhagwat for not having ‘women around him’. After the incident, Shiva was subjected to online trolling, abuse and cyberbullying.

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Boycott by the media sub-group of the India Coordination Committee.

In September 2023, the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) Coordination Committee, a media-related sub-group, made an announcement that no representative of India would participate in news shows presented by 14 specific anchors. Congress spokesperson Pawan Kheda posted a note of India Block Media Group’s decision on his Twitter handle. It is written in the note,

As per the decision taken by the India Coordination Committee in its meeting on September 13, Indian parties will not send their representatives to the shows and programs of anchors: Aditi Tyagi, Aman Chopra, Amish Devgan, Anand Narasimhan, Arnab Goswami, Ashok Srivastava, Chitra Tripathi, Gaurav Sawant, Navika Kumar, Prachi Parashar, Rubika Liaquat, Shiv Aroor, Sudhir Chaudhary and Sushant Sinha.

The following decisions were taken in a virtual meeting held by the Indian Media Committee this afternoon. #JoedeBharatJeeteIndia #जुदेगा_भारत_JEETEGA_INDIA

– Pawan Kheda 🇮🇳 (@PawanKheda) 14 September 2023

Awards, Honors, Achievements

  • News Television Award for Best Contemporary Reporting. (2023)
  • ENBA Award for Excellence in Reporting for Aaj Tak (2023)

Facts/General Knowledge

  • Shiva Aroor was named after his great grandfather Molahalli Shiva Rao.
  • He is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog named ‘Kobe’.
  • Shiva dislikes the sweet dish called Malpua.

It’s time to declare that India’s worst sweet is Malpua

– Shiva Aroor (@ShivaAroor) 19 April 2023

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