Rajdeep Sardesai is an Indian news anchor and author. Sardesai is currently a consulting editor at the India Today group, and hosts Headlines Today. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Global Broadcast News, that included CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat—which he resigned in July 2014.He is married to journalist and author Sagarika Ghose.

Wiki/Biography

Real Name Rajdeep Dilip Sardesai
Nick Name Rajdeep
Profession Journalist,  Author, Editor
Famous for Indian news anchor
Date of Birth 24-May-65
Age(as in 2020) 55 years
Birth Place Mumbai , Maharashtra
Nationality Indian
Home Town Mumbai , Maharashtra
School Campion School, The Cathedral & John Connon School
College/University St.Xavier’s College, Oxford
Educational Qualification Master of Arts, Bachelor of Civil Law
Religion Hinduism
Address Mumbai , Maharashtra
Height 175 cm
Weight 74 kg
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Hobbies Reading Books, Travelling, Playing Tennis
Smokes? Not Known
Drinks Alcohol? Not Known

Birth & Early Life

Rajdeep Sardesai’s father, Dilip Sardesai, was a former Indian test cricketer. He completed his schooling Campion School in Mumbai, did two years of ISC from The Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, and completed a bachelor’s course in Economics from St. Xavier’s College. He then went to University College, Oxford, getting the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Civil Law. While at Oxford he made six first-class cricket appearances for Oxford University and one for a combined Oxford and Cambridge side against the 1987 Pakistani touring team. He was awarded a cricket Blue.

Career

Rajdeep Sardesai

Rajdeep Sardesai has worked with The Times of India for six years and was the city editor of its Mumbai edition. He entered television journalism in 1994 as Political Editor of New Delhi Television (NDTV). He was the Managing Editor of both NDTV 24X7 and NDTV India and was responsible for overseeing the news policy for both the channels. He hosted popular shows like ‘The Big Fight’ at NDTV.

He later quit NDTV to start his own company, Global Broadcast News (GBN), in collaboration with the American giant CNN and Raghav Bahl’s TV18. The latter broadcasts the Indian Edition of CNBC called CNBC-TV18, the Hindi consumer channel, CNBC Awaaz and an international channel, SAW. The new channel with Sardesai as the Editor-in-Chief has been named CNN-IBN. It went on air on 17 December 2005. Channel 7 has also come under this umbrella after Sardesai’s company bought a 46 percent stake in the channel. Channel 7 has since been renamed IBN7.

On 29 May 2014, Reliance Industries Ltd announced it would be acquiring control in Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd, the parent of CNN-IBN,IBN7 and CNBC-TV18. The board of RIL approved funding of up to ₹40 billion (US$590 million) to Independent Media Trust (IMT), of which RIL is the sole beneficiary, for acquisition of control in Network 18 and its subsidiaries.

Subsequently, on July 2014,Rajdeep,editor-in-chief of CNN IBN along with the entire founding team – editorial and managerial- resigned from the Network18 group.

Favorite things of Rajdeep Sardesai

Favorite Film Not Known
Favorite TV Show Not Known
Favorite Singer Not Known
Favorite Sport Not Known

Marital Status and More

Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 1 9 9 4
Controversies On 13 August 2020, he was heavily trolled on social media for sharing fake news about Pranab Mukherjee’s death on his Twitter handle. Later, he apologized for the same.
Salary (Approx.) Rs.80 Lakh rupees/month
Net Worth 21 Crores INR

Social Media Presence

Facebook
Twitter https://twitter.com/sardesairajdeep
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rajdeep_sardesai

Personal Life

Rajdeep Sardesai with Wife

He is the son of the famous cricketer, Dilip Sardesai. He is married to Sagarika Ghose since 1994. Sagarika Ghose is also a famous face in the journalism industry. The couple is blessed with two children, son Ishan and daughter Tarini.