Charu Sharma

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Charu Sharma
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Charu Sharma
Nationality Indian
Occupation Commentator, compere and quizmaster

Charu Sharma is an Indian commentator, compere and quizmaster.[1] He was the CEO of the Royal Challengers Bangalore Twenty20 cricket team for the 2008 Indian Premier League but was fired due to the team's poor performances. Even though the Royal Challengers officials said that Sharma resigned by himself, he contradicted them by saying that he was sacked by United Breweries Limited on behalf of Vijay Mallya, the team's owner.[2][3]


Charu Sharma is well known for his television presentations (especially on cricket) along with Mandira Bedi.[4] He is also known as a quizmaster in television programmes and other event. He regularly hosts award shows, corporate events and contributes to teamwork and leadership seminar. His father was the famous educationist Mr N.C. Sharma, a former vice-principal of Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan and Principal of Birla Vidyamandir, Nainital, Uttarakhand. Charu was a good swimmer and was admitted to St Stephens College, Delhi on sports quota. That explains his enduring interests in sports which he has turned into a career with some success.

Charu Shrarma represented India in Asian Games 1982 as a springboard diver.

When The Economic Times talked to him about the IPL controversy he said,"I think I worked very hard for it, probably the hardest ever. Few matches were lost earlier and so heads were lost too. I like to believe that I was in the line of the steam of a pressure cooker that was waiting to release." Charu isn't a rebel as the cricket world will say. He isn't either a conformist as the IPL management learnt hard ways while dealing with him. His great educationist father, Shri N.C.Sharma taught him some values that he promoted into the sporting world. That has proved a worthful experience as cricket is under a thorough wash now. Thanks to Charu. Morality has no language except fidelity to highest truth, he said when one IPL owner said that fixing is impossible as no two Indian cricket players speak the same language!