She hails from a Hindu Kashmiri Pandit family. She did her schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Kashmir and also at Air Force Bal Bharati school (A.F.B.B.S) Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Bhan graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi with a degree in Philosophy and a master's in Communication Studies from the University of Pune, with film and television as her area of specialization.
She began her career working as a news-researcher for Karan Thapar in his production house Infotainment Television. She joined UTV's News and Current Affairs division and produced shows like We the People for Star TV and Line of Fire for Sab TV. She joined CNBC-TV18 in December 2000.
Bhan anchors and produces several shows like Young Turks, India Business Hour, The Nation's Business and Power Turks. She also anchors and puts together CNBC-TV18's ground events like the Managing India brainstorm and the CNBC Industry Vectors.
In April 2005, she was awarded the FICCI Woman of the Year award. Women's magazine Femina included her among the 20 Beautiful Faces of the year in its September 2005 issue. She was featured on the cover of Verve magazine's December 2008 issue and also figured among the 50 most Beautiful Women in the Vogue October 2008 issue. In 2009, the World Economic Forum named her as one of the Young Global Leaders of 2009.
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- FICCI Press Release
- Verve Archives, Dec 2008
- World Economic Forum, Young Global leaders of 2009
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