Aniruddha Bahal (born c. 1967) Born in Allahabad, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cobrapost, an Indian news website and television production house. Previously, he worked for India Today, Outlook, Down to Earth and Financial Express among other publications. He also co-founded Tehelka. While at Tehelka, Bahal conceived and carried out an undercover investigative operation which caught members of the Indian Cricket Team accepting bribes to throw matches on camera. It resulted in a series of articles on match fixing in Indian Cricket, which were eventually published as a book - Fallen Heroes. Bahal is also known for his part in Operation West End, another undercover investigative operation. In 2003, he left Tehelka.In 2003, Bahal wrote an espionage thriller Bunker 13, which went on to win the Literary Reviews Bad Sex in Fiction Award.
In 2008, he started hosting The Tony B Show for Channel V.In the satirical Hindi film L.S.D., the character Prabhat, a young man persecuted for being involved with a tehelka-like operation, is based on Aniruddha Bahal.