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Radhika Roy, 

Executive co-chairperson
age: 60
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NDTV is in the trenches, and it is battling more than just Twitter trolls. It took a financial hit this year—standalone revenue fell by close to Rs 50 crore and losses (after tax) almost doubled to Rs 53 crore. Last November, the government ordered a one-day ban on NDTV’s Hindi channel, allegedly for breaching national security laws. In June, the homes and offices of Roy and her husband and NDTV’s co-founder Prannoy Roy were raided by the CBI. Despite this, NDTV remains one of the most influential media houses in India.