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Neelam/Neelum Sharma (DD News) Biography, Age, Death, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 20, 2019

Short Biography

Neelam Sharma aka Neelum Sharma was born in 1969 in India. She was an Indian Television Presenter & Journalist who was well-known for her work in Doordarshan. She was awarded Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2019.

Other Name: Neelum Sharma
Other Professions: Journalist

Neelam Sharma Complete Bio & Career

Neelam Sharma is an alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College for Women. After completion of her graduation, she joined Indian Institute of Mass Communication and did a diploma in journalism. After that, she enrolled at the Jamia Millia Islamia University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Journalism.
She began her career in 1995 with Doordarshan. She started hosting prime time news and soon became a household name in India. In addition to anchoring, she also directed and wrote shows such as Ehsaas, Tejaswini, and Charcha Mein. She was also a founding member of DD News. She was associated with Doordarshan from 1995 till her death in 2019.
For her decorated career, she was felicitated with various awards such as Women Achiever Awards, Media Maharathi Award and Nari Purushkar among others. She was a fearless journalist and in a career of over 2 and a half decade, she never been associated with any controversy.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

She died at the age of 50 on 17-08-2019 in Noida in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), India. She was suffering from Cancer.

DEATHDAY 17 August,2019 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Neelam Sharma Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was married and had a son.

Life's Important Dates Of Neelam Sharma

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town New Delhi
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
School N/A
College Lady Shriram College For Women, New Delhi
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
Qualification Master's in Journalism
Hobbies Reading and Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut As an Anchor - 1995 (Doordarshan)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Toyota Fortuner


Favorite Color White
Favorite Player Kapil Dev
Favorite Sport Cricket

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Neelam Sharma

  • Neelam Sharma presented news wearing saree and a bindi and was highly appreciated by media stalwart for her attires.
  • She was one of the best anchors during the decade of the 1990s.
  • She was also a documentary filmmaker, having over 60 films to her credit.
  • In addition to hosting, she also wrote and directed some shows for doordarshan.