Palki Sharma Upadhyay is an Indian journalist, news anchor, and designer who has worked with some of the biggest news channels in India and internationally. She has worked with channels like CNN-IBN, WION, Firspost, and more.

She is one of the most known faces of Indian Journalism and it is obvious that people would want to know more about her. Here we will be discussing Palki Sharma Upadhyay Bio, her age, height, her education, her husband, and other things.

Palki Sharma Upadhyay Biography

Palki Sharma Upadhyay was born on 29th May 1982(Age: 41 years old) in Pilani, Rajasthan. She has around two decades of experience in the field of journalism which makes her a veteran in the field.

She did her schooling at Loreto Convent, Tata Hall, which is in Shimla. Following her schooling, she pursued a Master’s Degree in Communication and Journalism at ICG Institute of Educational Research & Development in Jaipur. She was also a certified C1 French Lerner as she attend a program at Alliance Francaise de, Delhi and upon completing it she was certified for the same.

Palki Sharma Upadhyay is an accomplished journalist who continues to bring important stories from around the world to light through her work.

Full NamePalki Sharma Upadhyay
Full Name in Hindiपालकी शर्मा उपाध्याय
ProfessionJournalist, News Anchor, Designer
Age41 years old
Date of Birth29th May 1982
Mother TongueHindi
Zodiac/Sun SignGemini
Birth Place/ Home TownPilani, Rajasthan, India
Current AddressDelhi, India
School Loreto Convent, Tara Hall, Shimla
College ICG Institute for Educational Research & Development
Alliance Francaise de, Delhi
Degree/Graduation Master’s Degree in Communication and Journalism
Certified C1 French Learner
HobbiesReading books, Cooking, and Interior Designing
Personal Information of Palki Sharma Upadhyay

Palki Sharma Upadhyay Husband, Family

Palki Sharma was born in Pilani, Rajasthan, she comes from a well-to-do family, there is not much information available regarding the name of her father and mother, but according to the sources, it is said that her father is a former Indian cricket player and her mother is a beautician in Delhi. 

Palki Sharma is married to Sanket Upadhyay who is also a very famous Journalist and works as a senior Journalist at NDTV. They got married in 2008 and have two children, a boy, whose is not made public, and a girl, named Manya Upadhyay and she has a sister named Sanchita Upadhyay.

Parent’s NameFather: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
SiblingsSister: Sanchita Upadhyay
Palki Sharma with her Sister
Relationship StatusMarried (m. 2008)
HusbandSanket Upadhyay (journalist)
Palki Sharma with her Husband
ChildrenDaughter: Manya Upadhyay
Palki Sharma with her daughter - Manya Upadhyay
Son: Name not known
Family Information about Palki Sharma

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Palki Sharma’s Height, Weight and Physical Stats

Palki Sharma Upadhyay Biography
Height in centimeters170 cm
Height in meters1.70 m
Height in Feet Inches5’7”
Weight65 Kgs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Physical Stats

Palki Sharma Upadhyay Net Worth and Salary

Net Worth in Dollar (Approx.)$ 700k-3 Million
Salary (Approx.)INR 20 Lakhs
Palki Sharma Upadhyay Salary and Net Worth

Palki Sharma Upadhyay Career

Palki Sharma Upadhyay did her graduation in mass communication and journalism and she went to start her career in News anchoring with India’s largest broadcasting TV network Doordarshan. In there she had to shortlist the current news and write stories for it. At Doordarshan, she hosted the regional as well as the national news.

Hindustan Times

After starting with Doordarshan in 2004 she joined another news channel called “Hindustan Times”. She worked for civic and social content as a staff writer. There she did copy-editing works and also reviewed films.

CNN-NEWS 18 Network

After completing one year at Hindustan time, in the year 2005, she went on to join CNN-News 18, which was India’s largest English news channel at that time. On that channel, she worked as a senior anchor and editor.

iTV Network

She worked at CNN-Nws for about 10 years where she interviewed many famous personalities. Not only anchoring she also did book reviews for She then went on to join the iTV Network channel in 2016 where she worked as an anchor and journalist for about a year.


Palki Sharma Reporting with Wion
Palki Sharma Reporting with Wion

After working at iTV for like a year she decided to quit and join the WION, i.e. (World Is One News) where she hosted the prime-time show called the “Gravitas”. On the 2nd Sept 2022, she decided to quit WION and at that time she was in the position of Managing Editor.

It was a moment of shock when the audience got to know that Palki Sharma left WION, they were surprised by her decision, but she soon announced that she will be bringing something new to the table.


Turned out she had joined Firstpost and would be hosting a show called Vintage, which she announced using her social media handles. 

Vintage is one of its kind show, here Palki Sharma presents the global news from the viewpoint of India, the first episode of this show was aired on 26th January 2023.

The case of Zee News and Palki Sharma Upadhyay

In September, Sharma stepped down from her position at Zee News and later joined TV18 Broadcast Limited as a Managing Editor. Zee News accused her of breaking the mandatory notice policy and the non-compete agreement and possessing “confidential information” that she could use to advantage Zee News competitors. 

Zee News requested the court to prohibit her from joining or working for TV18. Zee petitioned the High Court for a permanent injunction to be issued against Palki Sharma, prohibiting her from disclosing any confidential or proprietary information to any organization and from working for any competing business until June 2023. 

On November 22, 2022, Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani of the Delhi High Court declined to prevent journalist and former Wion News Managing Editor, Palki Sharma Upadhyay, from joining Network 18. However, the court recorded a commitment from Upadhyay’s counsel that she will not reveal any confidential or sensitive information that she was aware of during her time at Zee to any third party.

Palki Sharma Upadhyay Social Media Profiles

InstagramInstagram Profile@palkisharmaupadhyay
TwitterTwitter Profile@palkisu
FacebookFacebook Profile@palkisupadhyay
Palki Sharma Social Media Profile

Palki Sharma Upadhyay Favorite

Favorite BooksLove In A Blue Time
Indian Summer
In Other Rooms and Other Wonders
The Bluest Eye
Angela’s Ashes
Favorite WritersDaniyal Mueenuddin
Alex Von Tunzelmann
Frank Mc Court
Hanif Kureishi
Toni Morrison
Favorite ColorWhite
Favorite FoodFrench Fries, Sashimi, Burger
Favorite BeverageCoffee
Favorite AttireSaree
Favourite SingerLata Mangeshkar
Favourite ActorAshutosh Rana
Favourite ActressAkshita Mudgal
Favorite Things of Palki Sharma

Facts about Palki Sharma Upadhyay

  • In 2007, she was honored with the award for Best News Reader. 
  • She used to host “Gravitas,” India’s exclusive prime-time show that offers international news and perspectives at WION.
  • In 2020, she received the award for “Best International News Show” in English for “Gravitas” at the News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA).
  • She ventured into the world of fashion with her own saree brand called Reyva. Her eye for exquisite sarees was evident through her designer collection.
  • In her free time, she indulges in the art of painting pots. She’s known to be a multi-talented woman who likes to stay engaged with various artistic endeavors.
  • Palki S Upadhyay is recognized for her coverage of the Iraqi refugee crisis and the Tibetan community in India.
  • She also made history as the first Indian correspondent to cover Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in the United States.


Who is Palki Sharma’s husband?

Her husband name is Sanket Upadhyay and he is working NDTV.

How old is Palki Sharma?

Right now she is 41 years old.

Did Palki Sharma Upadhyay left WION?

Yes she left the WION where she worked as a managing editor till September 2022.

Where is Palki Sharma from?

She is from Pilani, Rajasthan.

where is Palki Sharma now?

She is working as a managing editor at Firtspost, with a show called “Vantage”

Who is the Palki Sharma?

Palki Sharma Upadhyay was a key figure at WION, where her journalistic prowess and engaging reporting left a lasting impression. Now, as the managing editor at Firstpost