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]He is also the director of the famous pro kabaddi league.


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,

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."[citation needed]

Pro Kabaddi[edit]

The Pro Kabaddi League is a professional kabaddi league founded in 2014. It is formulated as an eight-city league played in a "caravan format," traveling together to all 8 venues to play a total of 60 Matches. It is an initiative of Mashal Sports, a company which was co-founded by Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group and Mr. Charu Sharma, who is also a director of Mashal Sports. Star India acquired a 74% stake in Mashal Sports, and now has control over the entire league as a majority owner of Mashal Sports. Mashal Sports has acquired the rights to organize the league for a period of 10 years from International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) with an option to renew it further.


  1. ^ "9 YARDS to manage Charu Sharma". The Hindu Business Line. 2003-12-09. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  2. ^ The Hindu News Update Service Archived November 9, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Our Special Correspondent (2008-05-08). "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Sports | Sharma says he was sacked". Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  4. ^ Archived from the original on August 8, 2008. Retrieved August 10, 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)