Sumit Awasthi is a seasoned journalist who previously worked with ABP News Channel. However, he left the channel for personal reasons and is currently working as a Deputy Managing Editor at News 18.

Sumit’s expertise and dedication to his craft have made him one of the most respected journalists in the industry.

Here we are going to talk about Sumit Awasthi’s biography, here we will discuss Sumit Awasthi Wiki, Age, Children, Wife, Family, Biography & More


Sumit Awasthi Biography (ABP News)
Sumit Awasthi Biography

Sumit Awasthi (सुमित अवस्थी) is a well-known news anchor in India. He is one of the top news anchors in India with more than 20 years of experience in journalism. He was (born in 1973, Age:50 years) Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. Sumit inherited his oratory skills from his father, Suresh Awasthi, who was also a journalist.

Sumit completed his primary education at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Indore and later graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Holkar Science College, also located in Indore. However, his passion for journalism led him to pursue a degree in the field, which he eventually earned from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan in Delhi.

Although Sumit came from a family with a background in journalism, he initially aimed to join the Indian Army during his school years. He took the army exams, but his skills and intelligence ultimately led him to pursue a career in journalism.

Real Full NameSumit Awasthi
Full Name in Hindiसुमित अवस्थी
Profession/OccupationNews Anchor, Journalist
Age50 years
Date of Birth23rd April 1973
Mother TongueHindi
Zodiac/Sun SignSaggitarius
Birth Place/ Home TownGautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Current AddressDelhi, India
School Kendriya Vidyalaya, Indore
College Holkar Science College, Indore Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi 
Degree/Graduation Degree in Science, Mass Media (Journalism)
HobbiesGardening, Playing Snooker, Traveling
Personal Details of Sumit Awasthi

Physical Appearance

Sumit Awasthi Physical Stats
HeightIn Centimeters: 173 cm
In Meters: 1.73m
In Feet: 5’8″
Weight 70Kg
Eye Color Black

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Family, Wife

Born to former journalist Sumit Awasthi, who worked at All India Radio and hosted ‘Aakashvaani’ and was also linked to ‘Bhartiya Suchna Seva,’ Sumit didn’t have to look far for inspiration in journalism. However, journalism wasn’t his first choice.

Sumit is married to Alokananda Sen Awasthi. The couple is blessed with two sons, one of whose name is Satwick Awasthi.

Parent’s NameFather: Suresh Awasthi
Sumit Awasthi Father
Mother: Sheela Kapoor Awasthi
SpouseAlokananda Sen Awasthi
ChildrenSatwick Awasthi

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Career, Shows

Awasthi started his career as a newspaper writer. During this time, he wrote for newspapers like Jansutta, Pioneer, and NavaBharat Times, among many others. His career as a television anchor began with Zee News in 1997. After about 17 years of association with the channel, Awasthi moved on to work with News18India in 2014, followed by AajTak and IBN-7.

Sumit has had a long and illustrious career as a journalist, and in his over two decades of experience, he has worked with big news channels such as New18India, Zee News, AajTak, Indian Express, and ABP News.

Sumit Awasthi is currently working with ABP News, where he hosts the Primetime show ‘India Chahta Hai,’ which showcases notable stories of importance and covers them in-depth.

He finally joined ABP Network in 2018 and has been working there ever since. Sumit has some popular Primetime shows to his cap, which include ‘Dastak’ on AajTak. 

Sumit has, over the years, proved to be an excellent journalist and has bagged prestigious awards in the field, including ‘Madhavi Jyoti Puruskar’ for the best journalist in 2012 and “Dadsaheb Phalke Excellence Awards‘ in 2019.

Sumit Awasthi won Dadasaheb Phalke Awards
Sumit Awasthi won Dadasaheb Phalke Awards

Sumit Awasthi Salary, Net Worth

Sumit Awasthi Net Worth$3-5 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees3 Crores
SalaryYet to Update
Sumit Awasthi Net Worth and Salary

Favorite Things of Sumit Awasthi

Favourite Actors Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite Destinations Goa, London, Dubai
Favourite Colour Blue, Black
Favourite HobbyPlaying Snooker, Gardening and Traveling
Favorite Things of Sumit Awasthi

Sumit Awasthi Social Media Profiles

InstagramInstagram Profile @beingawasthisumit
TwitterTwitter Profile @awasthis
FacebookFacebook Profile @awasthis7
Sumit Awasthi Social Media Handles

Facts about Sumit Awasthi

  • Sumit wanted to Join the Indian Army as his primary career, for he appeared twice but couldn’t make it. 
  • Awasthi initiated the show ‘Shabash India’ to highlight positive improvements in India and Indian hidden talents for the first time.
  • Sumit initially got a degree in Science to pursue engineering but later got one in Journalism to join the field. 
  • Murli Manohar Joshi, an important person in the BJP, was being interviewed by Awasthi. During the interview, Joshi got upset and wanted to control the questions that were being asked. He even took the camera and deleted part of the interview.
  • He has made several expert appearances on the renowned game show, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’.
  • Awasthi hosted a TV show called ‘Shabaash India‘ that aimed to highlight positive events occurring in society.


Who is Sumit Awasthi father?

Sumit Awasthi’s father’s name is Suresh Awasthi, he worked as a journalist in ‘Bhartiya Suchna Sewa’ at All India Radio.

Which channel Sumit Awasthi joined?

Sumit Awasthi is a well-known journalist in India, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He started his career with Zee News and has since worked with some of the top news channels in the country. Most recently, he joined Network 18 (IBN7) as Deputy Managing Editor.

What is Summit Awasthi’s salary per month?

According to sources, Sumit Awasthi’s estimated net worth is $3-$5 million approx., but his exact salary per month is not known.