Rajat Sharma Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Salary, Net Worth

Rajat Sharma
Rajat Sharma

Rajat Sharma Biography

Rajat Sharma is a well-known Indian journalist and businessman currently serving as the chairman and editor-in-chief of India TV, an Indian news outlet. He is also best known for his program, Aap Ki Adalat, in which he interviews celebrities and politicians in a courtroom-like setting.

Upon completing his Master’s degree, Rajat was employed as a researcher by Janardan Thakur, a journalist who quit Ananda Bazar Patrika to establish a new syndicate column. Moreover, he became part of Onlooker Magazine as a trainee and, in 1985, went on to become its editor. During this time, Sharma had moved to Mumbai. Following his three-year stay at Onlooker, he went on to become an editor at the Sunday Observer and later at The Daily as an editor.

Moreover, in 1992, Rajat bumped into Zee TV’s Subhash Chandra when he was flying to Delhi amid a casual talk, and the idea of Aap Ki Adalat came in. The first episode of Aap Ki Adalat was shot in 1993 for Zee TV with Lalu Yadav, the former Chief Minister of Bihar. Sharma has interviewed over 750 people on his show, and most recently, Aap Ki Adalat celebrated 21 years of broadcasting, becoming the longest-running show in Indian television history. Additionally, Sharma hosts the prime-time show Aaj Ki Baat on India TV.

Rajat once served as the president of the Delhi Cricket Association. However, he resigned a month into his job due to corruption and some “pulls and pressures.” In 2015, he obtained the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India for his work in journalism.

Rajat Sharma Age

Sharma is 67 years old. He was born on February 18, 1957, in Sabzi Mandi, New Delhi, India. He celebrates his birthday on the 18th of February, and his birth sign is Aquarius.


Sharma was born into a Brahmin family in Sabzi Mandi, New Delhi, India. He has seven siblings: six brothers and one sister. He attended Dharm Middle School. Later on, Sharma went to Ramjas School in Karol Bagh. After that, he joined Shriram College of Commerce and Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad. In 1977, Sharma was elected the General Secretary of the Delhi University Students Union.

Rajat Sharma Wife

Sharma is happily married to his gorgeous wife, Ritu Dhawan. The duo tied the knot in 1997.


Information regarding Sharma’s children is not available in the public domain. Once this information surfaces, we will keep you informed.


Sharma stands at an average height of 1.8 m and weighs around 70 kg.

Rajat Sharma Salary

Sharma pockets an average annual salary of ₹5,00,00,000 from his work as a journalist in India.

Rajat Sharma’s Net Worth

Sharma has an estimated net worth of around $15 million as of 2024.