Rajat Sharma

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Rajat Sharma
Born (1957-02-18) 18 February 1957 (age 62)
OccupationPresident of Delhi & District Cricket Association , Journalist
Spouse(s)Ritu Dhawan
AwardsPadma Bhushan (2016)

Rajat Sharma (born 18 February 1957) is the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India TV.

Early life[edit]


After having completed his M.Com, he was hired as a researcher by Janardan Thakur, a revered journalist who had just quit Ananda Bazar Patrika to start a new syndicate column. Subsequently he joined the Onlooker Magazine as a trainee and then went on to become its Editor in 1985. By this time Rajat Sharma had shifted base to Mumbai. After having spent three years at Onlooker, he joined Sunday Observer as an editor and later on The Daily again as the editor. It was in 1992 that he bumped into Zee TV’s Subhash Chandra during a flight to Delhi and it was in the midst of a casual conversation that the concept of Aap Ki Adalat took shape.In 1993, the first episode of Aap Ki Adalat was shot for Zee with Lalu Yadav, the then Chief Minister of Bihar. Rajat Sharma has interviewed more than 750 guests on his show and recently Aap Ki Adalat celebrated 21 years of broadcast thereby making it the longest running show in India’s television history.[1]


  • ITA Award for Best Anchor - News/Current Affairs show
  • Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award in 2009 by Exchange4media.
  • Indian Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Padma Bhushan (2016)
  • Rajat Sharma - India’s TV Man [2]
  • Rajat Sharma elected President of NBA [3]
  • Rajat Sharma appointed as News Broadcasters Association president [4]
  • Subhash Chandra knew I had a winning concept: Rajat Sharma [5]
  • Rajat Sharma Journey[6]


  1. ^ "AAP KI ADALAT : A DESERVING CELEBRATION OF 21 YEARS". www.indiatvnews.com.
  2. ^ "India's TV Man". www.thesundayindian.com.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Choudhary, Vidhi (24 September 2014). "Rajat Sharma appointed as News Broadcasters Association president". https://www.livemint.com. External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ "Subhash Chandra knew I had a winning concept: Rajat Sharma". Indian Television Dot Com. 6 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Rajat Sharma's personal and professional life –rajatsharma.in".