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Rajat Sharma Chairman and Editor-in-Chief
India TV
DOB: 18 February 1957

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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'PM Modi is 'MahaYogi' of this age': BJP's Hyderabad candidate Madhavi Latha in Aap Ki Adalat

Aap Ki Adalat | Apr 07, 2024, 12:16 AM IST

Aap Ki Adalat: 49-year-old Kompella Madhavi Latha is the first female candidate to be fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Hyderabad for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2024. Madhavi Latha said that she had no inkling about being selected to contest the Hyderabad constituency on the BJP t

Rajnath Singh In Aap Ki Adalat: Watch Full Episode with Rajat Sharma

Aap Ki Adalat | Mar 23, 2024, 11:57 PM IST

In the country's famous show 'Aap Ki Adalat', Defense Minister Rajnath Singh answered the questions of India TV Editor in Chief Rajat Sharma

Aaj Ki Baat: Modi government announces implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act

Aaj Ki Baat | Mar 11, 2024, 11:50 PM IST

The law grants citizenship to persecuted minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, including Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Christian, Buddhist, and Parsi communities, who migrated to India before December 31, 2014.

Aaj Ki Baat: Where will Shahjahan Sheikh spend his night, will this mistake cost Mamata dearly?

Aaj Ki Baat | Mar 07, 2024, 12:26 PM IST

Aaj Ki Baat: Where will Shahjahan Sheikh spend his night, will this mistake cost Mamata dearly?

Super 50: Modi to contest again from Varanasi, Amit Shah from Gandhinagar

News | Mar 03, 2024, 11:23 AM IST

195 candidates announced in BJP's first list for Lok Sabha elections.. Modi will contest from Varanasi and Amit Shah from Gandhinagar.

super 50: Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi, terms it ‘courtesy call’

News | Mar 02, 2024, 11:37 AM IST

CM Mamata met PM Modi at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata... described the meeting as a courtesy call... said - did not talk about anything political

Super 100: BJP MLAs under the leadership of former CM Jairam Thakur meet the Governor today

News | Feb 28, 2024, 01:38 PM IST

BJP MLAs under the leadership of former CM Jairam Thakur will meet the Governor today... This meeting is considered important after the defeat of Congress candidate Abhishek Manu Singhvi in ​​the Rajya Sabha elections.

Superfast 200: Former CM Jairam Thakur expressed fear of suspending BJP MLAs

News | Feb 28, 2024, 01:40 PM IST

Former CM Jairam Thakur expressed fear of suspending BJP MLAs... Said - the state government has lost the moral right to remain in power.

Pushkar Singh Dhami In Aap Ki Adalat: Watch full episode with Rajat Sharma

Aap Ki Adalat | Feb 18, 2024, 12:08 AM IST

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami spoke openly about his personal life including UCC, Haldwani case and other political issues in the public's popular show 'Aap Ki Adalat'

Prashant Kishor In Aap Ki Adalat: Political strategist Prashant Kishor surrounded by questions from Rajat Sharma in AAP ki Adalat

Aap Ki Adalat | Feb 04, 2024, 07:25 AM IST

Political strategist Prashant Kishor surrounded by questions from Rajat Sharma in AAP ki Adalat

Aaj Ki Baat: Countdown to 'Mahagathbandhan' has started in Bihar?

Aaj Ki Baat | Jan 26, 2024, 12:00 AM IST

There are winds of change again in Bihar... the reason is again Nitish Kumar. Nitish Kumar can change sides again... can leave Lalu and meet Modi... there were many indications of this in the last 24 hours... Many developments took place from Patna to Delhi.

Aaj Ki Baat: Huge crowd throngs Ram temple as mandir opens its doors for devotees

Aaj Ki Baat | Jan 23, 2024, 11:48 PM IST

After the consecration of Ram temple, there is a huge crowd of devotees in Ayodhya. People are desperate to have darshan of Lord Ram. The administration is facing a lot of difficulty in handling the arrangements.

Sadhvi Rithambara in Aap Ki Adalat: Watch Exclusive Interview With Rajat Sharma on India TV

Aap Ki Adalat | Jan 21, 2024, 12:06 AM IST

Sadhvi Ritambhara answered the questions of India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma in the dock of the popular show 'Aap Ki Adalat'.

Pankaj Tripathi In Aap Ki Adalat: From childhood to filmy career, the actor shares his journey

Aap Ki Adalat | Jan 06, 2024, 11:44 PM IST

Pankaj Tripathi appeared in the witness box of the popular show Aap Ki Adalat and candidly answered the questions of Rajat Sharma, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India TV.

Aaj Ki Baat: Why did Brij Bhushan suddenly distance himself from the wrestling association?

Aaj Ki Baat | Dec 25, 2023, 10:47 PM IST

Aaj Ki Baat: Why did Brij Bhushan suddenly distance himself from the wrestling association?

Watch Badshah In Aap Ki Adalat

Aap Ki Adalat | Dec 02, 2023, 11:52 PM IST

Watch Badshah In Aap Ki Adalat

Watch Aap Ki Adalat full episode with Hardeep Singh Puri

Aap Ki Adalat | Nov 26, 2023, 12:14 AM IST

Watch Aap Ki Adalat full episode with Hardeep Singh Puri

Aaj Ki Baat: What warning did Foreign Minister S Jaishankar give to Canada?

Aaj Ki Baat | Nov 24, 2023, 11:43 PM IST

Today, for the first time, two ministers of the Government of India clearly said that those who threaten India by sitting on the soil of other countries will not be tolerated.

Aaj Ki Baat: "There is propaganda going on to defame Patanjali"- Yoga Guru Ramdev

Aaj Ki Baat | Nov 22, 2023, 11:42 PM IST

Aaj Ki Baat: Swami Ramdev said that the big companies of the world making allopathic medicines are after him...they are deliberately spreading false propaganda against Ayurveda...because such diseases can be eradicated through Ayurvedic medicines...Yoga. Which are not being treated in allopathy....

Aaj Ki Baat: PM Modi Raises 'Deep Fake' Issue Says It Can Cause Lot Of Trouble

Aaj Ki Baat | Nov 17, 2023, 11:47 PM IST

Aaj Ki Baat: First of all, today I want to warn you about a danger…this is the danger of deepfake, this is the danger of fake videos…today Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned…Modi said that new Technology is making life easier…it is important to adopt it…but technology also has its own dangers…such

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