Rajdeep Sardesai-Bio, Author, Net Worth, Journalist

Rajdeep Sardesai

Rajdeep Sardesai

Rajdeep Sardesai is an Indian news anchor, reporter, journalist and author. He is a consulting editor and an anchor of India Today Television.

Born24 May 1965, Ahmedabad
Height5 ft 9 inches(173cm)
Father Dilip Sardesai
Sister Shonali Sardesai
SpouseSagarika Ghose
ProfessionAnchor and Journalist


Rajdeep Sardesai is an Indian news anchor , reporter, journalist and author. He is a consulting editor and an anchor of India Today Television. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Global Broadcast News, that included CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat, before resigning in July 2014.His age is 57 years as of 2023.


He is married to journalist and author Sagarika Ghose. Sardesai and Ghose have two children, son Ishan, and daughter Tarini.


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.

He completed his schooling up to ICSE from the Campion School, Mumbai, and did two years of ISC at The Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai. He then went to University College, Oxford, earning the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in jurisprudence(promoted to Master of Arts by seniority) and Bachelor of Civil Law.

Rajdeep Sardesai
Rajdeep Sardesai


Sardesai worked with The Times of India for six years, after joining it in October 1988, and was the city editor of its Mumbai edition. He entered television journalism in 1994 as Political Editor of New Delhi Television (NDTV). He was the Managing Editor of both NDTV 24X7 and NDTV India and was responsible for overseeing the news policy for both. He hosted popular shows like The Big Fight at NDTV.

He quit NDTV on 17 April 2005 to start his own company, Global Broadcast News (GBN), in collaboration with the American giant CNNand  Raghav Bahl’s  TV 18. The latter broadcasts the Indian Edition (in English) 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 was named CNN-IBN. It went on air on 17 December 2005.  Channel 7has also come under this umbrella after Sardesai’s company bought a 46 percent stake in the channel. Channel 7 was later renamed IBN7.

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. The board of RIL approved funding of up to ₹40 billion (US$500 million) to Independent Media Trust (IMT), of which RIL is the sole beneficiary, for acquisition of control in Network 18 and its subsidiaries. Subsequently, on 1 July 2014, Sardesai, editor-in-chief of CNN-IBN, along with the entire founding team — editorial and managerial — resigned from the Network 18 group.


  • The Padma Shri, awarded by the Govt of India, in 2008.
  • The International Broadcasters award for coverage of the 2002 Gujarat riots and the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism award for 2006.
  • In ENBA award 2020 Rajdeep Sardesai received lifetime achievement award.
Rajdeep Sardesai
Rajdeep Sardesai

Rajdeep Sardesai Net Worth

The net worth of Rajdeep Sardesai is Rs 40 Crores which is $5 Million. It has also been observed that the net worth of Rajdeep has always seen a growing. Rajdeep Sardesai is one of the most recognised television personalities in India.


His news channel is the highest among the TRP’s as compared to other news channels in India. Also, he is one of the highest individual taxpayers in the country.

Rajdeep Sardesai
Rajdeep Sardesai

Net Worth$5 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees40 Crores INR
Monthly Income And SalaryRs 50 Lakhs+
Income SourceIndian Journalist

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Why Rajdeep Sardesai left NDTV?
Ans. He hosted popular shows like The Big Fight at NDTV. 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.

2.How much does Rajdeep earn ?
Ans. .Rajdeep Sardesai earns an estimated salary of Rs 5 Crore Per Year.

3.What is the full name Rajdeep?
Ans. The full name of Rajdeep is Rajdeep Dilip Sardesai .

4. What is net worth of Rajdeep Sardesai ?
Ans. Rajdeep Sardesai’s net worth is 40 Crores INR.

5. Who is the wife of Rajdeep Sardesai?
Ans. Sagarika Ghose is the wife of Rajdeep Sardesai.