Raghu Rai

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Full NameRaghunath Rai Chowdhry
Profession(s)Photographer, Photojournalist
Famous ForBeing the First Indian Magnum Photographer
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper


Personal Life
Date of BirthDecember 1942
Age (as in 2017)75 Years
BirthplaceJhang, Punjab, British India (now in Pakistan)


HometownJhang, Pakistan
Educational QualificationCivil Engineer
ReligionNot Known
HobbiesReading, Writing
Awards, Honours, Achievements• Padmashree in 1972
• Photographer of the Year from USA in 1992
• Officier des Arts et des Lettres by French Government in 2009
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife:– Usha Rai (Journalist) (m. 1968)
Second Wife:– Gurmeet Sangha Rai (Architect) (m. 1989)


ParentsFather– Name Not Known (in Irrigation Department)
Mother– Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother– Sharampal Chowdhry (Photographer)
Sister– Not Known

Note: He has 3 siblings.

Favourite Things
Favourite Drink(s)Whisky, Rum
Favourite PlaceHis farm near Delhi


Some Lesser Known Facts About Raghu Rai

  • Does Raghu Rai smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Raghu Rai drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born in Jhang (now in Pakistan) and was the youngest of his 3 siblings. After completing his Civil Engineering, he started his career as an engineer in New Delhi. Due to the lack of interest in this field, he worked there for just one year and then left the job.
  • In 1962, he started learning photography from his elder brother Sharampal Chowdhry, better known as S Paul, and began his journey as a photographer in 1965 at the age of 23.
  • In 1966, he became a part of “The Statesman” (a New Delhi publication), West Bengal. He worked there as a Chief Photographer for almost 10 years and left the newspaper in 1976.
  • After getting impressed by his exhibition at Gallery Delpire (held in Paris), the renowned photographer Henri Cartier Bresson announced his name to join Magnum Photos in 1977.

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