Rajdeep Sardesai Education
Senior Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat to a Goan father and a Gujarati mother. His father, Dilip Sardesai, was a former Indian Test cricketer and his mother, Nandini, is an activist in Mumbai and former head of the Department of Sociology at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
Later he completed his schooling up to ICSE from the Campion School in Mumbai, did two years of ISC in The Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, and completed a bachelor’s course in economics from St. Xavier’s College.
Soon he went to University College, Oxford, earning the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Civil Law.
Rajdeep Sardesai Wife
He is married to journalist and author Sagarika Ghose.
Rajdeep Sardesai Son
Soon Sagarika and Rajdeep have two children, son Ishan, and daughter Tarini.
Rajdeep Sardesai Salary
Rajdeep Sardesai’s monthly package is said to be close to Rs. 80 lakhs, and his net annual income is about Rs. 10 crores.
Later Sardesai worked with The Times of India for six years, after joining it in October 1988. Soon he entered television journalism in 1994 as Political Editor of New Delhi Television (NDTV).
Soon he quit NDTV on 17 April 2005 to start his own company, Global Broadcast News (GBN), in collaboration with the American giant CNN and Raghav Bahl’s TV18.
Later 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.
Subsequently, on 1 July 2014,Rajdeep,editor-in-chief of CNN IBN along with the entire founding team – editorial and managerial – resigned from the Network18 group.
Rajdeep Sardesai Award
The Padma Shri, awarded by the Govt of India, in 2008.
Later International Broadcasters award for coverage of the 2002 Gujarat riots and the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism award for 2006.
Rajdeep Sardesai Book
Newsman: Tracking India in the Modi Era, published by Rupa Publications India, 6 August 2018
2014: The Election that Changed India, released on 1 November 2014
Democracy’s XI, published by Juggernaut Books
Rajdeep Sardesai Caste
He belongs to Gaud Saraswat Brahmin caste.