Date of Birth: 22 September
Birth Place: Haryana, India
Alma mater: Gita Niketan Awasiya Vidyalaya at Kurukshetra (B.A.)
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology at Hisar (MSc)
Occupation: Journalist,editor, news anchor, columnist
Years active: 2003–present
Rohit Sardana is an Indian journalist, editor, columnist, anchor and media personality. He hosted Taal Thok Ke, a debate programme which discusses contemporary social issues in India on Zee News. He works for Aaj Tak and hosts the debate show Dangal. He is a recipient of the 2018 Ganesh Vidyarthi Puraskar Award.
Early life and education
Sardana was born in Haryana, India. He did his secondary schooling from Gita Niketan Awasiya Vidyalaya, Kurukshetra, Haryana. He has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. From 2000 to 2002, Sardana completed his academic work to earn a post-graduate degree in mass communication from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology.
From March 2002 to July 2003, Sardana worked as a copy-editor. As a trainee copy-editor, Sardana was exposed to the technicalities of anchoring, copy writing, editing, production and post-production work. Along with learning these skills, Sardana studied the functioning of a 24-hour news channel. Sardana worked as an assistant producer at Sahara Samay from 2003 to 2004.
Since 2004, Sardana was with Zee News in the capacity of an executive editor, anchor, news presenter and host for the network's Hindi language programmes. He is now a senior anchor at Aaj Tak. Sardana formerly worked with the ETV Network and Akashvani.
Sardana formerly produced Karmakshetra, among the first Hindi-language news programmes whose primary objective was reporting, for an Indian audience, the state of political accountability in India. The programme question-answer format focuses on Members of Parliament (MP) with Sardana variously challenging and questioning the MP's using a detailed report of their work. The final segment of the programme culminates with a detailed "report card" on the work of the MP's for their respective constituency in advance of the 2014 Indian general elections.
Awards and recognitions
- Sansui Best News Program Award
- Best News Anchor Award from Delhi Education Society
- Madhav Jyoti Samman for Excellence in Journalism
- Ganesh Vidyarthi Puraskar
In November 2017, Sardana got multiple threats from several Islamic organisations against his tweet. Several people from politics, film industry, and social media came in his support.
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