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Rajat Sharma

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief
India TV

Rajat Sharma, a prominent figure in the world of Indian media and journalism. He is best known for hosting the immensely popular show "Aap Ki Adalat," which has captured the hearts of not only our nation, but also audiences worldwide for the past three decades.

Rajat Sharma's illustrious career has seen him interact with renowned personalities from both India and around the globe. His courtroom has witnessed the interrogation of celebrities from every walk of life, a tradition that continues to captivate audiences to this day. Nearly two decades ago, Rajat Sharma embarked on a new venture, launching India TV, which has now risen to become one of the leading Hindi news channels in the country. Every night at 9 pm, millions tune in to watch his live news show, "Aaj Ki Baat," where his pungent commentary takes centre stage. But Rajat Sharma is more than just a television star. He is also a respected motivational speaker, often invited to share his insights in esteemed institutions worldwide. His influence extends far beyond the screen, as he is recognized as one of the most influential media icons across the globe.

In the realm of social media, Rajat Sharma reigns supreme, holding the top position among TV news personalities on Twitter, with an astounding 10.8 million followers. Born into humble beginnings and educated in ordinary schools, Rajat Sharma's merit got him into Shri Ram College of Commerce. Here, he formed bonds with individuals who went on to become world class leaders in their respective fields.

Rajat Sharma's involvement in student politics led to a period of imprisonment during the Emergency. Undeterred, he pursued his education, earning an M. Com from SRCC and venturing into the world of journalism. Remarkably, at the young age of 28, he assumed the role of editor for Onlooker magazine, followed by editorships at The Sunday Observer and The Daily. His exceptional reporting during that era is still celebrated in contemporary media. "Aap Ki Adalat" was already a nationwide sensation, when Rajat Sharma took the helm in 1993.

Over the years, it has garnered even more fame and name, with luminaries like President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gracing its stage during the show's 21st anniversary. Notably, it was on this platform that all three Khan superstars—Salman, Shahrukh, and Aamir Khan— appeared together for the first time on national television.

The impact of "Aap Ki Adalat" is undeniable. Icons like Swami Ramdev and Shahrukh Khan openly acknowledge how the show played a pivotal role in their rise to stardom. Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, who honoured Rajat Sharma with Padma Bhushan, urged him not to change his role, saying, "Please remain the public prosecutor of the people of India." This is the remarkable journey of Rajat Sharma, a name synonymous with excellence in the world of media and journalism.

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OPINION | YOGI FULFILS HIS PROMISE, ATIQ’S SON, ACCOMPLICE KILLED

India | Apr 14, 2023, 06:17 AM IST

Atiq Ahmed wept in courtroom on hearing news about his son’s death. Both Asad and Ghulam were carrying rewards of Rs 5 lakh each. They were the main accused in the murder of Umesh Pal, a key witness in BSP MLA Raju Pal’s murder case of 2005.

OPINION | YOGI’S FEAR IN THE MIND OF ATIQ AHMED

OPINION | YOGI’S FEAR IN THE MIND OF ATIQ AHMED

India | Apr 13, 2023, 06:24 AM IST

In the last six years of Yogi’s rule, there have been 10,713 encounters till March 23.

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OPINION | AMIT SHAH GIVES A BEFITTING REPLY TO CHINA

India | Apr 12, 2023, 06:09 AM IST

China considers Arunachal as Zangnan (Southern Tibet), but India strongly opposes this claim. In Kibithoo, Amit Shah inaugurated nine micro-hydel projects.

OPINION: AZAD'S REVELATIONS ABOUT GANDHI FAMILY

OPINION: AZAD'S REVELATIONS ABOUT GANDHI FAMILY

India | Apr 08, 2023, 02:17 PM IST

In the latest episode of India TV's iconic show 'Aap Ki Adalat', former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad made sensational disclosures that unlock long-kept political secrets.

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OPINION | GHULAM NABI AZAD IN ‘AAP KI ADALAT’

India | Apr 07, 2023, 03:48 PM IST

Azad cautioned that if Rahul did not change his strategy, he would neither emerge as a tall leader nor will Congress return to power.

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OPINION | HOW OPPOSITION FAILED TO CONVINCE SUPREME COURT ABOUT ED, CBI RAIDS

India | Apr 06, 2023, 06:15 PM IST

The apex court clearly said, “once we accept that political leaders stand absolutely on the same footing as citizens of the country, they will face the same due process of law”.

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OPINION | UNNECESSARY ROW OVER NCERT SYLLABUS

India | Apr 05, 2023, 04:53 PM IST

NCERT SYLLABUS row: NCERT director Dinesh Prasad Saklani clarified that the changes were made last year during Covid pandemic to reduce load on students.

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OPINION | MODI’S ADVICE TO CBI

India | Apr 04, 2023, 03:28 PM IST

The nation, the law, the government is with you, Modi said at the diamond jubilee celebration of CBI. Normally Modi makes such remarks at public meetings, but this was the first time he was saying this at a gathering of CBI officers.

OPINION | NITIN GADKARI IN 'AAP KI ADALAT'

OPINION | NITIN GADKARI IN 'AAP KI ADALAT'

India | Apr 01, 2023, 01:23 PM IST

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari revealed how Rs 50 lakh crore worth of road construction contracts were given by his ministry, and not a single allegation of corruption surfaced.

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HOWRAH VIOLENCE: MAMATA, BJP AT LOGGERHEADS

India | Mar 31, 2023, 04:39 PM IST

HOWRAH VIOLENCE: Hoodlums set fire to vehicles and ransacked shops soon after stones were pelted at the procession from a mosque.

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OPINION | WHY PEOPLE OF PUNJAB ARE NOT SUPPORTING AMRITPAL

India | Mar 30, 2023, 04:42 PM IST

On Wednesday, Amritpal Singh released a video calling on the ‘Sikh sangat’ to come together and join the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ campaign. He claimed that he has not been arrested and added, “nothing can harm me”.

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OPINION | PM MODI SETS THE TONE FOR 2024 LS POLLS

India | Mar 29, 2023, 03:42 PM IST

It is now clear that Modi government’s offensive against corruption will continue, irrespective of many parties coming together to oppose it. Modi said, anti-corruption campaign has shaken the roots of some corrupt politicians.

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OPINION | ENSURING RULE OF LAW IS YOGI'S BIG ACHIEVEMENT

India | Mar 28, 2023, 04:36 PM IST

There was apprehension that Atiq’s van could overturn and he could be killed in an encounter, but UP police took all care in bringing him to Naini jail. Mafia don Atiq Ahmed is no ordinary criminal.

OPINION | WHY CONGRESS DELAYED IN SEEKING STAY ON RAHUL'S

OPINION | WHY CONGRESS DELAYED IN SEEKING STAY ON RAHUL'S CONVICTION

India | Mar 25, 2023, 01:38 PM IST

BJP alleged that Rahul defamed an OBC community (to which Modi belongs) and Congress alleged that Modi is scared because of Rahul's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'.

OPINION | TEN-YEAR-OLD MISTAKE NOW HAUNTS RAHUL

OPINION | TEN-YEAR-OLD MISTAKE NOW HAUNTS RAHUL

India | Mar 24, 2023, 04:27 PM IST

Congress workers held protests in different cities. BJP leaders alleged that Rahul tried to defame the OBC community that Narendra Modi belongs to.

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OPINION | RELIGION AND POLITICS

India | Mar 23, 2023, 04:15 PM IST

On the first day of Hindu New Year, Home Minister Amit Shah opened the Sharda Peeth temple to the public in Kupwara district through video conferencing. This renovated temple is located 700 metres away from Line of Control in Kashmir.

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OPINION | WHY MANN GOVT ALLOWED AMRITPAL A FREE HAND FOR 7 MONTHS?

India | Mar 22, 2023, 04:14 PM IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court lashed out at the state government and asked, ‘What were 80,000 police personnel doing when they were roaming about with weapons?’

OPINION | AMRITPAL SHOULD HAVE BEEN CORNERED MUCH BEFORE

OPINION | AMRITPAL SHOULD HAVE BEEN CORNERED MUCH BEFORE

India | Mar 21, 2023, 06:42 PM IST

I feel there was delay in taking action against Amritpal Singh, because of which his supporters gained courage. He should have been arrested the day his supporters laid siege to Ajnala police station. Better late than never.

OPINION | SMRITI IRANI IN 'AAP KI ADALAT'

OPINION | SMRITI IRANI IN 'AAP KI ADALAT'

India | Mar 18, 2023, 05:15 PM IST

Irani posed five questions to Rahul Gandhi on Adani group. The show was quite interesting. She replied to all questions related to current topics.

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OPINION | RAHUL WILL NOT APOLOGIZE

India | Mar 17, 2023, 05:37 PM IST

Both Houses have not transacted any business since the second phase of the budget session began on Monday.