Raghu Rai

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Stage Name:
Raghu Rai

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Real Name:
Raghunath Rai Chowdhry



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Raghu Rai is an Photographer and Photojournalist. He is famous for being the First Indian Magnum Photographer

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Article Type: Biography
Category: Photographer, Photojournalist

NameRaghu Rai
Real NameRaghunath Rai Chowdhry
Pet / Nick NameNot Such
ProfessionPhotographer, Photojournalist
OriginJhang, Pakistan

Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign

Raghu Rai Age (Current)78 years4 months28 daysold
Date Of Birth (DOB)— 12/01/1942 (M/D/Y)
BirthplaceJhang, Punjab, British India (now in Pakistan)
Zodiac SignNot Sure
Star Sign (Nakshatra)Not Sure

Death Details

Alive Or DeadAlive
Date Of Death (DOD) (M/D/Y)
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0 years, 0 month, 0 days, 6 hours, 30 minutes, 17 seconds.
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- On July 27, 2021


Relationship Status: Not Known
Marital Status: Not Sure

Girlfriend/Boyfriend(s) :

Not Officially announced Yet

Spouse (Wife or Husban:

No Update

Kids: Don’t Know

Father: Yet To Update
Mother: Yet To Update
Sister(s): Not Known
Brother(s): Not Known

Father / Mother, Family Details

Raghu Rai FatherName Not Known (in Irrigation Department)
MotherName Not Known
No. Of. Brothers1
No. Of. Sisters0
Brother(s)Sharampal Chowdhry (Photographer)
Sister(s)No SisterNot Sure

Father – Name Not Known (in Irrigation Department)

Mother – Name Not Known

Brother – Sharampal Chowdhry (Photographer)

Sister – Not Known

Relationship, Affairs, Wife / Husband, Girlfriends / Boyfriends

Raghu Rai Relationship StatusEngaged
Interested InNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Marital TypeNot Sure
SpouseFirst Wife:- Usha Rai (Journalist) (m. 1968); Second Wife:- Gurmeet Sangha Rai (Architect) (m. 1989)

Affairs / Girlfriends – Not Known

Wedding Details

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Son / Daughter, Children Details

No.Of. Male Kids2
No.Of. Female Kids2

Kids Details

Son(s) – Nitin Rai (Photojournalist), Lagan Rai (both from Usha Rai)

Daughter(s)- Purvai Rai (CEO and Founder of Creative Image Magazine), Avani Rai (Photographer) (both from Gurmeet Sangha Rai)

Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known

ReligionNot Known
Raghu Rai’s CasteFather – Not Known
Mother – Same As Fathers
CommunityNot Known
Mother TongueNot Revealed Yet
Languages KnownEnglish, Hindi, Urdu

Address, Native, Hometown, Current City

Native / OriginJhang, Pakistan
Home TownJhang, Pakistan
Raghu Rai’s Current CityJhang, Pakistan
AddressNot Known

Personal Details:

DOB (m/d/y):
Jhang, Punjab, British India (now in Pakistan)
Jhang, Pakistan
Mother Tongue:
Not Revealed Yet
Languages Known:
English, Hindi, Urdu
Birth Star:
Star Unknown
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No Hobbies Revealed Yet


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Educational Details:

Under Graduate
School: Not Known
College: Not Known

Physical Traits & Appearance:

Raghu Rai Height In Feet:
65 kg / 143.325 lbs (Approx.)
Body Measurements:

34-30-34 (B-H-W)
- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 34 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches

Body Type:
Skin Tone:
Very Fair
Hair Color:
Dark Brown
Eye Color:

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Personality, Physical Appearance

Body, Height, Weight

Body TypeSlim
Body MeasurementsCivil Engineer
Zero SizeN/A
Raghu Rai’s Height5 feet 6 inches / 168 Centimeters
Weight65 kg / 143.325 lbs

Face Properties

Face ShapeOval
Eye ColourBrown Eyes
Nose TypeSharp
Hair ColourMix Shades
Hair LengthMedium Length
Dimple StatusNo
BeardClean Shaved


CharacterGood Human
PositiveHumble, Loyalty
NegativeNot Known


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Does Smoke?
Not Sure
Drinks Alcohol?
Not Known

Yet To Update

Education, Qualification

SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Raghu Rai’s QualificationCivil Engineer
Other Education NotesNot Known


Life Style

Does Raghu Rai, Consume Alcohol?Yes
Does Raghu Rai, Smoke Cigarettes?Not Sure Yet
Will Drive?Yes
Is Raghu Rai, Swims?Yes
Is Raghu Rai, Yoga Practitioner?No
Does Gym?No
Is Raghu Rai, a Jogger?No
Eating Habit?Non-Vegetarian

Hobbies, Interests

Raghu Rai’s HobbiesNot Known, Travelling
MusicFilm songs
SportsNot Known, Cricket

He was conceived in Jhang (presently in Pakistan) and was the most youthful of his 3 siblings. After finishing his Civil Engineering, he started his career as an architect in New Delhi. Because of the absence of enthusiasm for this field, he worked there for only one year and afterward left the activity.

In 1962, he began taking in photography from his senior sibling Sharampal Chowdhry, otherwise called S Paul, and started his voyage as a picture taker in 1965 at 23 years old.

In 1966, he turned into a piece of The Statesman (a New Delhi distribution), West Bengal. He worked there as a Chief Photographer for just about 10 years and left the paper in 1976.

In the wake of getting awed by his display at Gallery Delpire (held in Paris), the prestigious picture taker Henri Cartier Bresson reported his name to join Magnum Photos in 1977.

In 1972, he was respected with the Padma Shri for the work he delivered on Bangladesh evacuees, the war and the give up.

In 1977, he joined Sunday (a week by week news magazine distributed from Calcutta) as a Picture Editor and worked there for a long time.

In 1980, he left Sunday and began working with India Today as Visualizer/Picture Editor/Photographer during its developmental years.

At that point, he took a shot at uncommon structures and issues, contributing photograph papers on political, social, and social subjects of the decade from 1982 to 1991. His image expositions have included on the planet’s driving papers and magazines, for example, Life, Time, Le Monde, Newsweek, Vogue, GEO, Die Welt, The Independent, and then some.

In 1984, he was the individual who secured the most exceedingly terrible modern fiasco in Bhopal, India, for example ‘Bhopal Gas Tragedy.’

In 1992, he was presented Photographer of the Year in the United States for his story Human Management of Wildlife in India; distributed on National Geographic.

He has been an authority for World Press Photo Contest, UNESCO International Photo Contest, and Amsterdam International Photo Contest for a few times.

He is a specialist in broad inclusion of India and has distributed various books incorporating A Day in the life of Indira Gandhi, The Sikhs, Taj Mahal, Delhi and Agra, Romance of India, Mother Teresa, Bangladesh: The Price of Freedom, Raghu Rai’s India: Reflections in Color and Reflections in Black and White, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

In 2002, a unique display and photograph book was composed on Mexico and India; in which his work was introduced alongside two understood picture takers Sebastiã£o Salgado (from France) and Graciela Iturbide (from Mexico). His wonderful work has likewise been included in the primary books by Magnum Photos, for example Exhibitions.

A narrative titled Raghu Rai: An Unframed Portrait is an impression of his life as a photojournalist. This narrative was coordinated by his little girl Avani Rai and Anurag Kashyap.

Favourites and Preferences

Favourite ActorNot Known
Favourite ActressesNot Known
Favourite Film(s)Not Known
Favourite Director(s)Don’t Know
Favourite FoodNot Known
Favourite DrinkNot Known
Favourite FruitNot Known
Preferred OutfitNot Known
Preferred PerfumeNot Known
Favourite Destination(s)Not Known
Raghu Rai’s Favourite ColourNot Known
Favourite MusicianNot Revealed Yet
Favourite Singer(s)No Such
Favourite Song(s)Not Known
Favourite Sport(s)Not Revealed Yet

Gossips, Controversies

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Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets

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Honors, Awards

Padmashree in 1972

Photographer of the Year from USA in 1992

Officier des Arts et des Lettres by French Government in 2009







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