Rajeev Masand Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Rajeev Masand


Rajeev Masand is a well-known Indian journalist, film critic, writer, and media personality. He is famous for his critical reviews on various Hindi films.


Rajeev was born on Tuesday, 13 March 1979 (age 42 years; as of 2021) in Gangtok, Sikkim. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He pursued his graduation at the Mumbai University.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Eye Colour: Brown

Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper

Family & Caste

Parents & Siblings

He has two brothers, Gautam and Vivek.

Rajeev Masand with his father

Relationships, Wife & Children

He is married to Shradha Masand.

Rajeev Masand with his wife


At the age of just 16 years, he started working as an entertainment journalist with the Times of India. He then joined the Indian express as a film journalist and worked there for a few years.

An old group photo of Rajeev Masand

He has also worked as a film critic and journalist at the Star News, and his show ‘Masand Ki Pasand’ in which he used to review the Hindi films on the Star News became very popular. In 2005, he joined the English news channel CNN IBN as a journalist. His news TV show ‘Now Showing’ gained immense popularity for reviewing films of different genres. He has worked with CNN IBN for almost 15 years, and after his contract ended with the channel, he joined ‘Dharma Cornerstone Agency’ a talent management company as a Chief Operating Officer. His news TV show which became immense popular is ‘Rajeev Masand Ki Pasand’ aired on IBN7.

Awards & Honours

  • ‘Best Entertainment Critic’ by the National Television (NT) Awards in 2008, 2010, and 2011

Rajeev Masand holding his award


  • Rajeev has interviewed many popular Hollywood actors like Tom Cruise during the actor’s press tour for ‘Mission: Impossible– Fallout’ (2018).

    Rajeev Masand interviewing Tom Cruise

  • He is an animal lover and has clicked pictures with the pets of various Indian celebrities.

    Rajeev Masand with pet cat of Richa Chadha

  • He loves reading books in his leisure time.
  • Rajeev is often spotted drinking alcohol at parties.
  • He loves collecting socks and shoes with cartoon prints.

    Rajeev Masand’s socks collection

  • Rajeev follows a non-vegetarian diet.
  • In 2015, he appeared as one of the performers in the controversial roast show ‘AIB Podcast Knockout’ featuring Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor.

Rajeev Masand in AIB Podcast Knockout show

  • He has a self-titled YouTube channel for which he received a silver button in 2018.
  • Rajeev has got two tattoos inked, first is a tattoo of ‘Imagine’ on his right thumb and other is ‘Believe’ on his left thumb.

    Rajeev Masand’s tattoos

  • He is a huge fan of the Star Wars series and has a collection of Star War goodies like socks, shoes, cushions, and chopsticks.

    Rajeev Masand’s Star Wars cushion

  • In 2020, he was investigated by the Mumbai Police in the death case of the late Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
  • In 2021, he was tested positive for COVID-19, and he was admitted to ICU at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. Many popular Indian celebrities shared a message for his speedy recovery on their social media accounts. Some of such messages are,

Dearest @RajeevMasand Praying hard. Get better soon and see this message and know that you are so loved ❤️- Dia Mirza

Get well soon @RajeevMasand … praying for your speedy recovery- Suniel Shetty

Wishing you A speedy recovery #RajeevMasand. Our prayers are with you and your family. Get well soon.- Ashoke Pandit

Praying for @RajeevMasand ❤️Durga Durga – Bipasha Basu