Teesta Setalvad

Profession: Journalist, Civil Rights Activist

Daughter of Teesta Setalvad


Father of Teesta Setalvad

Atul Setalvad (Lawyer)

Husband/Spouse of Teesta Setalvad

Javed Anand (Journalist, Civil Rights Activist)

Mother of Teesta Setalvad

Sita Setalvad

Son of Teesta Setalvad


Awards/Honours of Teesta Setalvad

2000: Presented with The Prince Claus Award
2002: Won Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award given by the Congress party
2003: Honoured with the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award
2006: Goven the Nani A Palkhivala Award
2007: Awarded the Padma Shri award for Public Affairs in Maharashtra by the Government of India
2009: Received FIMA Excellence Award – given by Federation of Indian Muslim Associations in Kuwait

Controversies of Teesta Setalvad

In 2013, she was accused of misusing the donation done in the name of Gujarat riots. At that time, around 12 residents of the Gulbarg Society were the victim of riots and according to them, Teesta had promised them to use all the national and international collections done by her in reconstructing their houses, but she failed to do so. Moreover, the victims also tried to ban her organisation Citizens for Justice and Peace. Later, an FIR was also filed against Teesta and her husband.  

Information about Teesta Setalvad

She is the secretary of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), an organisation formed to fight for justice for the victims of communal violence in the state of Gujarat in 2002  Teesta Setalvad is an Indian civil rights activist and journalist.  Does Teesta Setalvad smoke?: Not Known  Her paternal grandfather was M. C. Setalvad, India's first Attorney General  Setalvad is married to Javed Anand, a journalist turned minority rights activist. They have two children, a daughter and a son  Born in 1962 into a Gujarati Hindu family, Setalvad is the daughter of Atul Setalvad, a Mumbai-based lawyer, and his wife Sita Setalvad  Setalvad's career as a mainstream journalist was a decade long  Does Teesta Setalvad drink alcohol?: Not Known 

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