Rajdeep Sardesai

Renowned Journalist, Author, News Anchor, Founder- Ibn18 Network


Rajdeep Sardesai has 26 years of journalistic experience in print and TV, he was the managing editor of the NDTV network before he set up the IBN18 network with channels like CNN IBN as founder editor. 

An Oxford blue at cricket, he completed his Masters and LLB from Oxford University after graduating in economics from St. Xavier's College in Mumbai.

He began his career with the Times of India and was the city editor of its Mumbai edition at the age of 26. He is presently a consulting editor with the India Today Group and anchors a prime time show on India Today.

He also writes a fortnightly column across several newspapers, including the Hindustan Times and his programme ‘Big Fight’ has won the ‘Asian TV award’ for ‘Best Talk Show’ twice in a row. 

His book ‘2014: the Election That Changed India’ is a national bestseller that has been translated into half a dozen languages and and his second book, ‘Democracy’s Eleven’ was shortlisted by MCC Lords as the cricket book of the year.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Specialising in national politics, Rajdeep has won numerous awards for journalistic excellence including the prestigious ‘Padma Shri’ for Journalism in 2008.

He has also won the ‘International Broadcasters Award’ for his coverage of the 2002 Gujarat riots and the ‘Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award’ in 2007. 

He has also been awarded the ‘Asian Television Awards 2014’ for ‘Best News Presenter in Asia’ for the coverage of the 2014 general elections. 

He has been ‘News Anchor of the Year’ at the ‘Indian Television Academy’ for eight of the last ten years.

He has been the President of the Editors Guild of India and was also chosen as a ‘Global Leader for Tomorrow’ by the ‘World Economic Forum’ in 2000.

Why Rajdeep Sardesai ?

Rajdeep Sardesai continues to be a respected voice in Indian media, known for his dedication to ethical journalism and his contribution to shaping the discourse on politics and current affairs in India. With over 9.1 million followers, he ranks among the most followed verified journalists on Twitter from across the globe. 

His vast experience in journalism, coupled with his exceptional communication skills and in-depth knowledge of a wide range of subjects, makes him an excellent choice as a keynote speaker and moderator for corporate events.

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