Rajat Sharma

Rajat Sharma

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Rajat Sharma Profile

  • Name:
  • Rajat Sharma
  • Born:
  • February 18, 1957
  • Born / Home Town:
  • Delhi

Rajat Sharma Biography

Rajat Sharma is a television personality and very popular TV anchor, who rose to instant fame anchoring the shows, ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ and ‘Aaj Ki Baat’. The shows made him a household name among Indian audiences. He currently serves as the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India TV. He also serves as President of The News Broadcasters Association of India (NBA) and Vice President, Strategic Affairs of The Indian Broadcasting Foundation. He was associated with students’ politics in the 1970s, and was a college mate to noted politicians, Arun Jaitley and Vijay Goel.


Rajat Sharma was born on 18 February 1957 in Delhi. He belonged to a middle class family and has 7 siblings including one sister. The family lived in a small room which had no electric power or running water. He studied in a nearby municipal school. As their home didn’t have electricity, he would sit underneath a lamp post at the nearby railway station in Sabzi Mandi to study at night. Later he graduated in commerce from Sri Ram College of Commerce. He met Arun Jaitley during his days at college, and later they became good friends. It was Jaitley who introduced him to students’ politics way back in the 1970s. In fact he had to spend 11 months in Tihar Jail during Emergency Period.


After the emergency period was lifted, Rajat Sharma was elected the General Secretary in the Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU) elections. After completing his Master’s in Commerce degree, he started his career as a journalist. He was first hired by Janardan Thakur as a researcher. In the 1980s throughout he worked as a journalist for different kinds of publications before he joined ZEE TV in 1992. He also worked with Star Plus in the 1990s.


Published: February 04, 2019

Updated: February 04, 2019

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