Rajat Sharma Wiki, Bio, Age, Career and Personal Life

Rajat Sharma is an Indian Journalist, News Anchor and Editor. He is the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India TV. He hosts the very famous TV show Aap Ki Adalat. He was the President of Delhi Cricket association. In 2015, he was awarded with Padma Bhushan.

 

Personal Life :

Rajat Sharma was born on 18 Februay 1957 in Delhi. His early days were spent living in a 10 x 10 room in old Delhi with seven siblings, an ailing mother, father and sister that too without any water and electricity. He brought up in great poverty during his childhood. He did his schooling from Ramjas School. He did his higher studies from the Shri Ram College of Commerce and joined Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad. In 1997, Rajat Sharma married TV Producer Ritu Dhawan. Also Read : Sudhir Chaudhary Wiki, Bio, Age Career and Personal Life

 

Career :

After completing M.Com, he was searching for a job. He was hired as a researcher on a salary of INR 400 per month by Janardan Thakur, a journalist who had just quit Ananda Bazar Patrika to start a new syndicate column. Then he joined the Onlooker Magazine as a trainee and then went on to become its editor in 1985. After having spent three years at Onlooker, he joined Sunday Observer as an editor and later on The Daily again as an editor. In 1992, his meeting with Subhash Chandra in a flight, shaped the concept of Aap Ki Adalat, and its first show aired in 1993.

 

Rajat Sharma started his TV career with Aap Ki Adalat, the interview program in the format of court with Zee TV. His first episode features Lalu Prasad Yadav and was aired on March 14, 1993. The show was an instant hit and he gained huge name and fame. This show still hosts many big figures from different fields. In 2004, he launched India TV News channel. Aap Ki Adalat with Narendra Modi just before the General elections was iconic and broke all TRP rating records of TV news viewership. Recently Aap Ki Adalat celebrated 21 years of broadcast thereby making it the longest running show in India’s television history. He also hosts the prime time show Aaj Ki Baat, Rajat Sharma ke Sath on India TV at 9pm everyday. Also Read : Rohit Sardana Wiki, Bio, Age, Career and Personal Life

 

Awards :

  • ITA Award for Best Anchor – News / Current Affairs show
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2009 by Exchange4media
  • Indian Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Tarun Kranti Award at Rohini, New Delhi – 2014
  • Padma Bhushan (2015)

 

Wiki – Bio :

Date of Birth / Age : 18 February 1957 / 63 years (as in 2020)
Nick Name : N/A
Full Name : Rajat Sharma
Birth Place : Delhi, India
Home Town : Delhi, India
Current Place : Delhi / NCR
Height : 180 Cm
Weight : 70 Kg
Religion : Hinduism
Nationality : Indian
Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign : Aquiarius
Education : M. Com
School : Ramjas School, Pusa Road
College / University : Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi
Profession : Journalist, Anchor, Founder India TV (2004)
Marital Status : Married
Wife / Girlfriend / Affairs : Ritu Dhawan (1997)
Children : N/A
Parents : N/A
Siblings  : Brothers – 6, Sister -1
Net Income : N/A
Net Worth : $20 m (Approx)
Hobbies : Reading Novels
Food Habit : N/A
Favorite Dress : Suit
Favorite Destination : London
Favorite Actor : N/A
Favorite Actress : N/A
Favorite Player / Sports : Sachin Tendulkar / Cricket
Favorite Accessories : Watch
Favorite Singer : Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi
Official Address : India TV Broadcast Centre,, B-30, Sector 85, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Contact : Phone: 0120-305-1000 Fax: 0120-305-1009
Email : mail@indiatvnews.com
Social Profile : Twitter  Facebook

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