SPOKESPERSONS

Celebrity Spokespersons tackling the media in Mumbai, India


Political Spokespersons:

Spokesperson: Sambit Patra
Mini intro: Dr. Sambit Patra is a National Spokesperson of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2011. With excellent oratory skills and clarity of thought, he emerged as the face of BJP Delhi during Lok Sabha elections in 2014, and played a pivotal part in swinging the national opinion in favor of BJP, by his exceptionally conducted debates over the national media. Patra contested for the Puri Lok Sabha seat in the 2019 Indian general election and lost to sitting Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Pinaki Misra by 11,700 votes.
Trivia: A prodigious speaker, he is a surgeon by profession and holds his Master of Surgery (MS) in General Surgery.
Address: N/A
Contact numbers: N/A
Email: sambitpatrabjp@gmail.com
Reference links: Official Website
Sambit Patra on Twitter
Sambit Patra Facebook Page
Sambit Patra on Wikipedia




Spokesperson: Priyanka Chaturvedi
Mini intro: Priyanka Chaturvedi began her career as Director of MPower Consultants, a media, PR and event management company. She was the national spokesperson for Indian National Congress (INC), but in a shocking and sudden development, quit the party and joined the Shiv Sena. Speaking at a press briefing along with Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai, Priyanka said she was let down by the Congress party.
Trivia: She has also been a columnist for Tehelka, Daily News and Analysis (DNA) and Firstpost. As a trustee of two NGOs, she works to promote children’s education, for the cause of women empowerment and health. She also runs a book review blog.
Address: N/A
Contact numbers: N/A
Email: priyankac19@gmail.com
Reference links: Priyanka Chaturvedi on Wikipedia
Priyanka Chaturvedi Twitter Account
India Today’s story: Why Priyanka Chaturvedi left Congress and joined Shiv Sena




Spokesperson: Meenakashi Lekhi (sometimes, also spelt as Meenakshi)
Mini intro: Meenakashi Lekhi is a national spokesperson with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a Supreme Court of India lawyer. With her equal command over English and Hindi, she comes as a good debater. She won the high-profile New Delhi parliamentary constituency with over 4.5 lakh votes as a BJP candidate in the 2014 elections. In July 2016, she was appointed as chairperson of the Committee on Privileges of the Lok Sabha in Parliament.
Trivia: She regularly participates in various television shows on matters on national and international importance, apart from writing articles in journals, periodicals and newspapers on socio-political issues. Lekhi also writes Forthwrite, a fortnightly column in The Week magazine.
Address: Website Page of Meenakshi Lekhi
Contact numbers: https://www.india.gov.in/my-government/indian-parliament/meenakashi-lekhi
Email: meenakashi.lekhi@sansad.nic.in
Reference links: Meenakshi Lekhi Twitter Account
Meenakshi Lekhi on Wikipedia




Spokesperson: Kumar Vishwas
Mini intro: Poet, author, performer, motivational speaker and political activist Dr. Kumar Vishwas was the national spokesperson for Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), till he had issues with the party’s leadership and moved on. But he remains a very powerful force for any political outfit he may decide to join.
Trivia: Kumar Vishwas has a strong command over Hindi. This makes him a favourite with the vernacular media, which regularly seeks his views and opinion on political matters. He often shuttles between Delhi and Mumbai.
Address: N/A
Contact numbers: +919643425961 (Manager)
Email: kumar@kumarvishwas.com
Reference links: Official Website
Kumar Vishwas on Wikipedia
Kumar Vishwas Twitter Account




Defence Spokespersons:

Spokesperson: Colonel Aman Anand
Mini intro: Colonel Aman Anand is the Principal Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
Trivia: Nil
Address: https://mod.gov.in/contact-us
Contact numbers: https://twitter.com/SpokespersonMoD
Email: N/A
Reference links: Ministry of Defence Twitter Account
Ministry of Defence Official Website




Government Spokespersons:

Spokesperson: Raveesh Kumar
Mini intro: Raveesh Kumar is the present official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in the Government of India. He has previously served as the Consul General of India in Frankfurt, Germany.
Trivia: He is the youngest ever official spokesperson in MEA.
Address: (Mumbai address) C-45, Bandra Kurla Complex Road, G Block, BKC, MMRDA Area, Kalina, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai – 400098. Maharashtra, India
Contact numbers: +91-11-23383371, +91-11-23383373. Fax: +91-11-23384319. (Delhi) || +91-22-2652 0016 (Mumbai)
Email: jsxp@mea.gov.in
Reference links: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Twitter Account
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Official Website page
Raveesh Kumar on Wikipedia




Bollywood Spokespersons:

Spokesperson: Dale Bhagwagar
Mini intro: Termed as Bollywood’s only PR guru by the media, entertainment PR consultant Dale Bhagwagar is well-known to double up as a spokesperson to all his celebrity clients. The publicist is sought after by the media for quotes on matters pertaining to Bollywood in general, and also by most controversial celebrities for crisis management in media.
Trivia: Apart from all prominent media outlets in India, he has been quoted in various international media including BBC Radio, Sky News, CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post. This places him amongst the ranks of the most extensively-quoted Indian publicists in the world. If one happens to Google his name, the search engine returns thousands of results.
Address: 1/63, Om Heera Panna Mall, Oshiwara, Andheri (West), Mumbai – 400 053. Maharashtra, India.
Contact numbers: +919833098334
Email: dalebhagwagarmediagroup@gmail.com
Reference links: Official Website
Mumbai publicist and spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar quoted on BBC
Mumbai publicist and spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar quoted on CNN
Mumbai publicist and spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar quoted in The New York Times
Mumbai publicist and spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar quoted in The Washington Post

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