Teesta Setalvad Biography

Teesta Setalvad

Who is Teesta Setalvad? Is Teesta Setalvad an actress? Is Teesta Setalvad a politician? Is Teesta Setalvad a traveler? What is the net worth of Teesta Setalvad? What is Teesta Setalvad age? What is Teesta Height? Where does Teesta Setalvad live? Is Teesta Setalvad married? Here on this blog, we are trying to cover all the questions of Teesta Setalvad.

Teesta Setalvad is a Journalist in India. She belongs to a Gujrati family. She mostly resides in Mumbai, Maharashtra. We can read on many news websites that she having a beautiful home which is bigger than Amiabh Bacchan in Juhu, Mumbai. And the cost around 500 crores in 2022.

She married to Javed in 1987. Both working as Journalist and working for Human rights. Teesta is a graduated from Bombay (Now Mumbai). Also, she is the secretary of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP).

Teesta Setalvad Biography in Short

Full NameTeesta Setalvad
Date of Birth9 February 1962
Teesta Setalvad Age60 years in 2022
Professionhuman rights activist and journalist
EducationBachelor’s in philosophy from Bombay University in 1983
Zodiac SignAquarius
Resides inMumbai, Maharashtra

Who is Teesta Setalvad? What Teesta Setalvad do?

According to her Facebook page, Teesta is a human rights activist and journalist. Defending human rights in court and beyond.

Teesta Setalvad Carrer

She graduated in Philoshipy from Bombay Universtiy in 1983. After that she started work as journalist. She worked for The Indian Express, Business India magzine, etc.

Teesta and her husband Javed Anand quite their job and founded Communalism Combat, a monthly magzine. The magznie was closed in 2012.

Later on, they are working as co-editor on Sabrangindia website that provides a lense into journalistic narratives that are missing from the ‘mainstream’. Focuses on gender, Dalit and Minority rights.

Teesta Setalvad Family

She belongs to a Gujrati family or we can say that Teesta is a born Gujrati because she was born in a Gujrati family. Her father’s name is Atul Setalvad and her mother’s name is Sita Setalvad. Teesta’s grandfather’s (father of father) name was Motilal Chimanlal Setalvad who was the first Attorney General of India.

Teesta married Javed Anand and they have two children, a daughter, and a son.

Teesta Setalvad Photos / Teesta Setalvad Images

Teesta Setalvad Book

Teesta has authored the chapter When Guardians Betray:The Role of the Police in the book Gujarat:The making of a tragedy, edited by Siddharth Varadarajan and published by Penguin. The book is about the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Social media links of Teesta & Website(s)

Teesta Setalvad Twitter –
Teesta Setalvad Instagram –
Teesta Setalvad Facebook –
Teesta Setalvad YouTube –
Teesta Setalvad Website – & (as mentioned on her FB profile) –

Teesta Setalvad’s contact details

Teesta phone number – 022 2660 2288
Teesta email id – teestateesta[at]

Teesta Setalvad’s Controversies / Cases / Allegations

The Special Investigation Team of Gujrat police said she took money (30 lakhs or 3 million Indian rupees) from the late Congress leader Ahmed Patel immediately after the Godhra case in 2002 to cripple the image of the chief minister of Gujrat, Shri Narendra Modi.

In one line FAQ

What do you mean by Teesta? Is it a Teesta river?

Teesta is a name. If you are going to Google for Teesta so you will, Teesta is a river name, Teesta power station in Sikkim, Teesta is a company name, and many companies start with Teesta. Yes, Teesta is a river name as well.

What is Teesta Setalvad religion?

She belongs to Hinduism or Hindu.

Who is Teesta Setalvad husband? / What is the name of Teesta Setalvad husband?

Javed Anand is Teesta Setalvad husband.

Is Teesta Setalvad Padma Shri awarded?

Yes, she was awarded Padma Shi in 2007 by the Government of India for Public Affairs in Maharashtra.

What is the cost of a Teesta Setalvad house in Mumbai? / Teesta Setalvad Properties

The cost of Teesta’s home in Mumbai is around 400 crores to 600 crores Indian rupees OR the US $60 million to the US $70 million.

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