Rajat Sharma is the owner and editor-in-chief of India TV, a Hindi news channel. He is one of the leading journalists in India. Rajat is the chairman and editor-in-chief of ‘India TV’, the most-watched news channel in India. He is best known for the popular show Aap Ki Adalat. The show has managed to attract audiences continuously for the last 18 years.
Rajat has discussed various aspects in detail with more than 750 celebrities in ‘Aapki Adalat’, the longest-running television show in the history of Indian television. Due to this show, he has been awarded the Best Anchor Award several times. Apart from this, Sharma has also received the Indian Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Biography & Wiki
|Rajat Sharma Age, Biography & Wiki|
|Real Name||Rajat Sharma|
|Profession||Journalist, Editor-in-chief of India TV|
|Language Known||Hindi & English|
|Date Of Birth||18 February 1957|
|Age (as in 2020)||63 Years|
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Aquarius|
|Rajat Sharma Height & Physical Overview
|Height in Centimeters||180 cm|
|Height In Meters||1.80 m|
|Height in Inches||5’11”|
|Weight in Kilograms||70 Kg|
|Weight in Pounds||154 lbs|
|Body Measurement (approx)||Chest-39
|Family & Relatives|
|Father||Name Not Known|
|Mother||Name Not Known|
|Sister||1 Sister Name Not Known|
|Brother||6 Brothers Name Not Known|
|Rajat Sharma Girlfriends, Affairs, and Marital Status|
|Education and School, College|
|Educational Qualification||M. Com|
|School||Shri Sanatan Dharma Middle School, Delhi
Ramjas School, Karol Bagh, Delhi
|Collage/University||Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi|
|Favorite Things and Like & Dislike|
|Favorite Politician||Narendra Modi|
|Favorite Tv Show||Aap Ki Adalat|
|Favorite Film||MS Dhoni, Chak De India|
|Hobbies||Reading Books & Novels|
|Favorite color||Black, White|
|Favorite Sport||Cricket, Hockey|
|Salary (approx)||Not Known|
|Net Worth (approx)||$ 15 Million|
Rajat Sharma has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 70 Kg (154 lbs). Rajat Sharma always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 39 Inches, Waist is approx. 30 Inches & biceps measurement is 13 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Black hair and Black Eyes.
Family Background and Relationship
Rajat Sharma was born in Delhi, he lived with his six brothers, a sister, and parents in Sabzi Mandi, Delhi. His early life was very scarce, the house where he and his family lived was only around 100 square feet. During this time there was neither electricity nor water in his house. Because of this, every day, for them and their family, the examination was completed. He married TV producer Ritu Dhawan, apart from this, no information is available about his mother, father, and children.
Rajat Sharma started his career as a trainee reporter in the fortnightly magazine Onlooker in 1982. He received a total of 300 rupees instead of his first article in OnLooker, this was his first career earnings. On the strength of his hard work, Rajat attained the position of ‘Chief of Bureau’ of Onlooker within two years i.e. in the year 1984 and editor in the year 1985.
Thereafter, in 1987, he took over as Editor of Sunday Observer, where he worked for two years. After this, in the year 1989, Rajat started working as the editor of ‘The Daily’, where Rajat worked until 1992. After working in these places, he started ‘Aap Ki Adalat’, which was a very successful program. Its first episode aired on 14 March 1993.
In 2004, he launched ‘India TV’ along with many other journalists. The channel gained considerable prosperity due to its serious news. Currently, he is working in this news channel, in addition to ‘Aapki Adalat’, he also appears in the prime time show ‘Aaj Ki Baat’.
Rajat Sharma got a very good result of his hard work from India TV which started in the year 2004. After four years of hard work, the total revenue growth of the channel reached 120 percent. The TRP of his channel remained with the show he conducted and he benefited a lot. They currently have assets of about $ 15 million.
During his journalism, he gained a lot of respect, he was formally awarded the ‘Tarun Kranti Samman’ on 23 August 2014. In the year 2015, he was also awarded the ‘Padma Bhushan Samman’ in the field of ‘literature and education by the Government of India.
Contact and Social Media Information
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Him
- Rajat Sharma started working as a researcher after completing his M.Com degree. Seeing his talent, Janardan Thakur encouraged him to write in magazines.
- He also participated in the JP movement and also met Andonlan leader Jayaprakash Narayan. He was arrested during the Emergency and was kept in Tihar Jail for 11 months during this period.
- Rajat Sharma was elected as General Secretary at the time when Vijay Goel was elected as President (President) in Delhi University elections.
- He created history by broadcasting India’s first private television news bulletin. The channel aired in Asia, Europe, and North America via satellite.
- Aap Ki Adalat was conceived by Rajat, Dr. Subhash Chandra, and Gulshan Grover, in which Rajat Sharma questions the interviewee as a lawyer.
- In 1997, together with his wife, he founded his production house ‘Independent News Service’ (INS), through which ‘India News’ was launched.
- Lalu Prasad Yadav’s first interview was taken in ‘Aap ki Adalat’, followed by writers Khushwant Singh, TN Seshan, Kapil Dev, and many more. The show has now stepped into its twenty-fifth year, during which more than a thousand well-known personalities have participated.