Jatinder Pannu Biography

Real NameJatinder Singh Pannu
Born19 October 1954
BirthplaceSheikh, Tarn Taran, Amritsar
Height5′ 8” or 172cm
OccupationJournalist, Social Activist
Year Active1990 – Present

Jatinder Pannu is a Senior Journalist, Social Activist, and Columnist. He is the editor of Nawan Zamana. Pannu is currently prime host with Prime Asia Television including ‘Prime Discussion’ along with Navjeet Singh and ‘Prime Focus’ with Gurpreet Sandhawalia.

Personal Life

  • Jatinder Pannu was born on 19 October in Village Sheikh, Tarn Taran Tehsil, Amritsar, Punjab.
  • He belonged to a middle class family and his father was a farmer and left his village at the age of 11.
  • One day, his school teacher Pandit Har Nirayin and Manohar Lal called the whole class student to the school and later instrusted to bring the mud and the teacher layed the boundary wall of the school.


  • Jatinder Pannu started his career as a preacher in gurudwara, later on he came under the impact of communism and cut his hair and removed Singh from his name.
  • Then he came in contact with KPS Gill who offered him a job as a helper with the Editor-in-chief, Jagjit Singh Anand of a political and social newspaper ”Nawan Zamana”, where he learned his journalism.
  • Pannu has also featured in ”Khas Khabar Ek Nazar” news show, which is telecasted by DD Punjabi.
  • Jatinder Pannu has deep knowledge about Politics with a sharp memory and he also a member of the Communist Party Of India.
  • Jatinder Pannu has been awarded the National Media Award by the Small and Medium Newspapers Association of India
  • In 2000, he was awarded by Shiromani Patarkar Award by the Language Department of Punjab and Harbhajan Halwarvi Award 2019 for his exemplary journalism.
  • He listens and follows the Indian journalist Ravish Kumar.
  • He has completed 1500 episodes of ”Prime Discussion” along with Gurpreet Sandhawalia on Prime Asia TV Canada, which was started on May 2016.
Jatinder Pannu


1992National Media Award by the Small and Medium Newspapers Association of India
2000Shiromani Patarkar Award by the Language Department of Punjab
2019Harbhajan Halwarvi Award for his exemplary journalism

TV Shows

1990Khas Khabar Ek NazarDoordarshan
2016Prime DiscussionPrime Asia TV Canada
2017Prime FocusPrime Asia TV Canada


Social Media

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