An experienced journalist, new anchor, ex consulting editor and founder of multilingual news platform ‘Editorji’, Vikram Chandra’s work is distinguished and is amongst the leading journalists of India.
Vikram received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He studied at Oxford University on an Inlaks scholarship along with working as a ‘Features Editor’ for Oxford Newspaper. He pursued mass media at Stanford University.
In 1991, Vikram began his career in television journalism with a TV news magazine Newstrack. He has been associated with New Delhi Television Limited(NDTV) since 1994 and has worked prime time 9 O'Clock News and Gadget Guru(along with Rajiv Makhni) which was a technology review show. He is popular for his award-winning anchor position on The Big Fight, one of India's top rated talk and current affairs shows.
In 2000, Vikram was imperative in setting up NDTV.com, which became one of the top news websites in the country. In 2007, he was named as the CEO of NDTV Networks and in 2011, CEO of NDTV group.
He resigned from NDTV in 2016 and founded ‘Editorji’, a team of 70 content creators and journalists publishing original videos, along with curating from news wires such as ANI, AP, and AFP. Editorji creates around 200 videos in English and Hindi daily, each with an average duration of 10 minutes, across categories like politics, sports, and entertainment.
Along with his work, he is also a great supporter of other NDTV campaigns like Support my School, Our Girls Our Pride, Save our Tigers and Banega Swachh India, accompanied by Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Priyanka Chopra and Kajol.
As a reporter, his work of covering exclusive footage of the army camps organized at the Saltoro Heights in Siachen, his report on Kargil War in 1999 and the coverage of war and conflicts held in Kashmir garnered him a lot of praise.
Vikram has worked on various Greenathons, which is a media campaign to develop rural areas by providing the needful electrical facilities and financial solar lanterns providing lights at homes.
In the year 2000, Vikram Chandra’s book “The Srinagar Conspiracy” was published which became the best seller in a very short period of time.
Awards and Accomplishments
Awards and Accomplishments
- He has twice won the Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Award Award for ‘Best Anchor for a Talk Show’ for The Big Fight in 2005 and in 2008.
- Chandra received the designation ‘Global Leader for Tomorrow’ from the World Economic Forum in 2007 and was also selected as a Young Global Leader.
- He has received the ‘Teacher’s Achievement Award’ for Communication’ amongst other coveted recognitions.
- The app ‘Editorji’ has been downloaded around 1 million times.
Why Vikram Chandra ?
Vikram Chandra’s work and experience over the years have not only proved his passion but also shows his valuable contribution to the media world. His extensive knowledge in business and digital media showcases his expertise and credibility in the industry . Vikram has interviewed mega famous personalities like King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch and Shimon Peres which endorses his position as a top notch journalist.