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 Name||Palki Sharma Upadhyay|
|Full Name in Hindi||पालकी शर्मा उपाध्याय|
|Profession||Journalist, News Anchor, Designer|
|Age||41 years old|
|Date of Birth||29th May 1982|
|Birth Place/ Home Town||Pilani, Rajasthan, India|
|Current Address||Delhi, 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
|Hobbies||Reading books, Cooking, and Interior Designing|
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 Name||Father: Not Known|
Mother: Not Known
|Siblings||Sister: Sanchita Upadhyay|
|Relationship Status||Married (m. 2008)|
|Husband||Sanket Upadhyay (journalist)|
|Children||Daughter: Manya Upadhyay|
Son: Name not known
Palki Sharma’s Height, Weight and Physical Stats
|Height in centimeters||170 cm|
|Height in meters||1.70 m|
|Height in Feet Inches||5’7”|
Palki Sharma Upadhyay Net Worth and Salary
|Net Worth in Dollar (Approx.)||$ 700k-3 Million|
|Salary (Approx.)||INR 20 Lakhs|
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.
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.
She worked at CNN-Nws for about 10 years where she interviewed many famous personalities. Not only anchoring she also did book reviews for IBNLive.com. She then went on to join the iTV Network channel in 2016 where she worked as an anchor and journalist for about a year.
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
Palki Sharma Upadhyay Favorite
|Favorite Books||Love In A Blue Time|
In Other Rooms and Other Wonders
The Bluest Eye
|Favorite Writers||Daniyal Mueenuddin|
Alex Von Tunzelmann
Frank Mc Court
|Favorite Food||French Fries, Sashimi, Burger|
|Favourite Singer||Lata Mangeshkar|
|Favourite Actor||Ashutosh Rana|
|Favourite Actress||Akshita Mudgal|
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.
Her husband name is Sanket Upadhyay and he is working NDTV.
Right now she is 41 years old.
Yes she left the WION where she worked as a managing editor till September 2022.
She is from Pilani, Rajasthan.
She is working as a managing editor at Firtspost, with a show called “Vantage”
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