Rajdeep Dilip Sardesai, commonly known as Rajdeep Sardesai is an Indian journalist, news anchor and author who is famous for his program, “Headlines Today”. He has been in the media for a very long time and is highly appreciated for maintaining dignity and neutrality in news and social issues.
In his decade long career, he has worked for “The Times of India”,”NDTV”, CNN-IBN and “India Today”. Along with Arnab Goswami, Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar, he is considered as the most famous and eminent journalist of India.
caption: Rajdeep Sardesai with his wife Sagarika Ghose
Rajdeep Sardesai’s Childhood and Personal Details
Rajdeep Sardesai was born on 24 May 1965 in Mumbai to Dilip Sardesai and Nandini. He grew up in Mumbai with one sister and attended Campion school for his schooling. He has done his further studies in different institutions such as St. Xavier’s College, University College, and Oxford.
This 51-year-old, Gemini zodiac signed journalist is 5’9″ tall with black eyes and has a short black hair. He found his better half from the same professional field in Sagarika Ghose and lives happily married life with two children.
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Rajdeep Sardesai’s Career
Mr. Sardesai started his journalism with The Times of India. He entered television journalism in 1994 as political editor of NDTV and hosted popular shows like The Big Fight. He started his own company, Global Broadcast News in 2005 with collaboration with other media houses, it becomes CNN-IBN, where he served as the editor-in-chief.
These days, he is a consulting editor with India Today Group and anchors a prime-time show, India Today. He has deep expertise and understanding of national politics and mostly covers political matters in his career. He is well known for coverage of the 2002 Gujrat riots and coverage of the 2014 Indian general election.
He is acknowledged for his soft-spoken nature and allowing guests to present their views and opinions. Many times, he is accused of being anti-BJP and pro- Congress and is criticized for taking sides at the end, while always trying to be neutral.
caption: Rajdeep Sardesai in social events
Rajdeep Sardesai’s Awards
In a decade-long outstanding career, Rajdeep Sardesai has been conferred with many awards and recognitions. The most notable; Padma Shri in 2008, The International Broadcasters award for coverage of the 2002 Gujrat riots, Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for 2006 and The Asian television Award for talk show presentation. Don’t you find it surprising that he has been a News Anchor of the year at the Indian Television Academy for more than eight years?
Rajdeep Sardesai’s Net Worth
Being an iconic journalist and one of the most sought after commentators and news anchors in the news industry, he h a s made good fortune. Rajdeep Sardesai has an estimated net worth of INR 10 Crores with a monthly salary above of INR 80 Lakhs. He enjoys huge bonus from news channel and dividends from his investments.
Rajdeep Sardesai has experience of many establishment of journalism and have conduct debate, news reading, travels across the globe and cover important events. He is gracious, polite and soft spoken and is a jewel of Indian journalism who will never tarnish.