| Arun Thapar |
Our luxe journeyman Arun Thapar feels if he wasn't on TV he'd be in trouble. A presenter and senior producer with NDTV, he is the man behind the popular candid comedy Chhupa Rustam that won the Indian Television Academy's jury award for Best Comedy in 2002. Few things beat a good laugh, believes Arun and as a senior member of the team that created the path-breaking puppet series Gustakhi Maaf and The Great Indian Tamasha, we believe him.
The past 14 years have seen our Iran-born anchor create concepts, direct, produce, script and present shows in a range of genres including Music, Travel, Sports, News, Comedy, Reality and Political Satire. This worldly nirvana-seeker has been part of NDTV's award winning series Jai Jawan as presenter. In 2007, he created Airtel Scholar Hunt, Destination UK - a first of its kind reality show.
He has an MA from JNU, Delhi in medieval Indian history but has a tough time remembering dates! His motto: The only thing worse than being famous, is not being famous!