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Rajat Sharma

Rajat Sharma
Rajat Sharma at IndiaTV event.jpg
Rajat Sharma at IndiaTV event
Born (1957-02-18) 18 February 1957 (age 62)

Nationality Indian
Occupation President of Delhi & District Cricket Association[2], Journalist
Spouse(s) Ritu Dhawan (m. 1997)
Awards Padma Bhushan (2015)

Rajat Sharma (born 18 February 1957) is the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India TV.[3][4] He is the anchor and inventor of the very famous TV show "Aap Ki Adalat". He is popularly known for his pro-BJP inclination of his channel. He was amongs one of the President of Delhi Cricket association. In 2015, Sharma was awarded with Padma Shri for his contribution towards the field of Journalism.

Early life [ edit ]

Sharma was born in Sabzi Mandi, Delhi. He grew up with his 6 brothers and 1 sister and lived in a small room of Delhi. He did his schooling from Ramjas School, Karolbagh. He did his higher studies from the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC). [1] In 1997, he married Ritu Dhawan.

Career [ edit ]

After having completed his M.Com, he was hired as a researcher by Janardan Thakur, a revered journalist who had just quit Ananda Bazar Patrika to start a new syndicate column. Subsequently he joined the Onlooker Magazine as a trainee and then went on to become its Editor in 1985. By this time Rajat Sharma had shifted base to Mumbai. After having spent three years at Onlooker, he joined Sunday Observer as an editor and later on The Daily again as the editor. It was in 1992 that he bumped into Zee TV’s Subhash Chandra during a flight to Delhi and it was in the midst of a casual conversation that the concept of Aap Ki Adalat took shape. In 1993, the first episode of Aap Ki Adalat was shot for Zee TV with Lalu Yadav, the then Chief Minister of Bihar. Rajat Sharma has interviewed more than 750 guests on his show and recently Aap Ki Adalat celebrated 21 years of broadcast thereby making it the longest running show in India’s television history.[5]

Awards [ edit ]

Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Bhushan Award to Rajat Sharma

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b "Rajat Sharma's personal and professional life". Rajat Sharma. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Veteran journalist Rajat Sharma now DDCA boss, beats Madan Lal". The Economic Times. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  3. ^ Kumari, Surbhi (23 March 2019). "India TV Chairman Rajat Sharma gives success tips to students of K.C. College, Mumbai". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Rajat Sharma, Chairman and editor-in-chief, India TV: 2017 promises positivity for news genre". The Financial Express. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  5. ^ "AAP KI ADALAT : A DESERVING CELEBRATION OF 21 YEARS". www.indiatvnews.com.
  6. ^ "Your right to know: Many Padma award winners not from list of nominees". The Indian Express. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  7. ^ Desk, India TV News (30 March 2015). "Bharat Ratna for Madan Mohan Rajat Sharma gets Padma Bhushan". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  8. ^ Singh, Rohini; Venugopal, Vasudha (16 February 2015). "Rajat Sharma: How owner and face of India TV became one of India's most powerful editors". The Economic Times. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  9. ^ "India's TV Man". www.thesundayindian.com.
  10. ^ India, Press Trust of (19 September 2017). "India TV chairman Rajat Sharma elected NBA president". Business Standard India. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  11. ^ Choudhary, Vidhi (24 September 2014). "Rajat Sharma appointed as News Broadcasters Association president". livemint.com. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Subhash Chandra knew I had a winning concept". Indian Television Dot Com. 6 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Rajat Sharma's personal and professional life –rajatsharma.in".
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