Rana Ayyub is primarily an investigations and political affairs journalist who has been with Tehelka since 2008. Prior to that, she has worked with many topnotch news channels in the country as a political affairs and investigations journalist—from reporting on the LTTE in Colombo to reporting on militancy and terrorism in India. Rana has in the past been conferred with the Newsmakers Achievers Award. Recently, she had a major exposé on the involvement of the Gujarat Police and former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, which led to the subsequent arrest of Amit Shah. She is a post-graduate in journalism and filmmaking and has a literary and journalistic background. She has also dabbled with radio shows and filmmaking after college. She is based in Mumbai.