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RAJDEEP SARDESAI
Date of Birth 02-05-1965
Nationality Indian
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Rajdeep Sardesai (born 24 May 1965) is an Indian journalist, political commentator and news presenter. Sardesai is the Editor-in-Chief of IBN18 Network, that includes CNN-IBN, IBN-7 and IBN-Lokmat.

Biography

Rajdeep Sardesai was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, to a Goan father, the former Indian Test cricketer Dilip Sardesai, and a Gujarati mother, Nandini Sardesai, an activist in Mumbai and former head of the Department of Sociology at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.


Education

He completed his schooling up to ICSE from the Campion School in Mumbai, did two years of ISC in the Cathedral School, Mumbai, and completed a bachelor's course in Economics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He then went to University College, Oxford, getting the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Civil Law. He also represented Oxford University Cricket Club in county cricket and played 7 matches for them as a batsman in the English summer of 1987.


Career

Rajdeep Sardesai entered television journalism in 1994 as Political Editor, New Delhi Television (NDTV). He was particularly recognized for his coverage of the Gujarat riots. 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 IBN-7. Sardesai has won several national and international awards for his journalism.

Affiliations

Rajdeep Sardesai is the ex President of Editors Guild of India and is succeeded by T.N. Ninan. He is also a member of the Population Council. He writes columns for leading English dailies. He is considered to be one of the best anchors


Family

He is married to Sagarika Ghose, a journalist and fellow senior editor and anchor at CNN-IBN, since 1994. They have two children, son Ishan and daughter Tarini.

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