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Rajat Sharma Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 3, 2019

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Short Biography

Rajat Sharma was born on 18-02-1957 in Delhi, India. He is an Indian Chairperson, CEO, Television Presenter, Journalist, Broadcaster & Founder of India TV (Indian Hindi News Channel) who is well known for his television series Aap Ki Adalat.

Rajat Sharma Complete Bio & Career

Rajat Sharma’s 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. Schooling for him meant the shabbiest municipality school, bathing was supposed to be done at a communal bathing house and studying for him was sitting under the lamp post at a nearby railway station at night. Yet this humble man has managed to collect fond memories of his childhood. During his young days when television was still very new and a very rare thing for many, and the entire neighbourhood used to go to that one house which had a TV set. One day unlike others, he was denied entrance! Disappointed, he returned home and explained the whole thing to his father, to which his father beautifully replied that, Do something in life that you appear on television and other people watch you.
He just like any other person was searching for a summer job when he bumped into Janardan Thakur, who had just left Anandabazar Patrika, Old Delhi. Thakur was planning to start a syndicated column and someone to help him out. Without further ado, Rajat was hired as a researcher on a salary of INR 400/month. He started his TV career with Aap Ki Adalat, the interview program in the format of court. 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 and draws the attention of many people.
In 2004, along with other journalists, he launched India TV  News channel and was highly applauded for the serious content of the channel. India TV is flourishing day by day and holds one of the best studios in India with state-of-the-art-technology. Aap Ki Adalat with Narendra Modi just before the General elections was iconic and broke all TRP rating records of TV news viewership and paves path Modi for prime ministership. His another program, Aaj Ki Baat, news bulletin, is also equally famous and draws huge viewers. He was awarded  Padma Bhushan by Government of India in 2015 in the field of Literature and education.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2015 Literature and Education

Rajat Sharma Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He has six brothers and a sister. He is married to Ritu Dhawan since 1997.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 34
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 30
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town New Delhi
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School Ramjas School, Pusa Road
College Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi
Qualification M.Com. (Master of Commerce)
Hobbies Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut Founded India TV - 2004
Salary N/A
Net Worth $20 Million
Official Website
Best Known for Aap Ki Adalat (1993)
Office Address India TV Broadcast Centre,
B-30, Sector 85, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Contact Number Phone: 0120-305-1000 Fax: 0120-305-1009
Email ID


Favorite Color Black, Navy Blue
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar , Mohammed Rafi
Favorite Place London
Favorite Dress Suits
Favorite Accessories Watch

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Rajat Sharma

  • He was once employed in Onlooker Magazine.
  • His childhood was spent in extreme poverty.
  • Rajat created history by launching India’s first much required private television news bulletin called Independent News Service (INS) which was aired across satellite footprints in Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
  • He has often been criticized for openly supporting BJP.

Rajat Sharma Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

67 years, 3months, 3 days old age Rajat Sharma will turn 68 on 18 February, 2025. Only 8 months, 27 days, 18 hours,57 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Rajat Sharma has celebrated the total number of 67 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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