Palki Sharma Upadhyay is a distinguished Indian journalist and news anchor with a notable career in the field of media. She was born on May 29, 1982, in Pilani, Rajasthan, and has gained recognition for her contributions to prominent news organizations.
Wiki / Biography
|Real Name||Palki Sharma Upadhyay|
|Date of Birth||May 29, 1982|
|Age (as of 2023)||41 Years|
|Profession(s)||Journalist, News Anchor & Designer|
|Known For||Palki Sharma Upadhyay is a journalist at Firstpost and formerly served as a news anchor and Managing Editor at ‘World Is One News’ (WION).|
|Birthplace||Pilani, Rajasthan, India|
|Home town||Delhi, India|
|School||Loreto Convent, Tara Hall, Shimla|
|College/University||• ICG Institute for Educational Research & Development|
• Alliance Francaise de, Delhi
|Education Qualification||• Master’s Degree in Communication and Journalism from ICG|
• Certified C1 French Learner from Alliance Francaise de, Delhi
|Hobbies||Reading books, Cooking, and Interior Designing|
Physical Stats & More
Her figure measurements are approximately 32-26-30. She has black eyes and black hair.
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 170 cm|
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 65 kg|
in pounds– 143 lbs
Relationship and Family
|Husband||Sanket Upadhyay (Journalist)|
|Children||Daughter– Manya Upadhyay|
|Parents||Father– Name Not Known|
Mother– Name Not Known
|Siblings||Sister– Sanchita Sharma|
Early Life and Education
Palki Sharma Upadhyay was born on May 29, 1982, in Pilani, Rajasthan, India. She was raised in a well-to-do family, with her father being a renowned Indian cricketer and her mother being a well-known beautician.
She completed her schooling at Loreto Convent, Tara Hall, Shimla. For her higher education, she attended the ICG Institute for Educational Research & Development and the Alliance Francaise de, Delhi. Palki holds a Master’s Degree in Communication and Journalism from ICG and is a Certified C1 French Learner from Alliance Francaise de, Delhi.
Apart from her academic pursuits, Palki had a wide range of interests, including reading books, cooking, and interior designing.
Career of Palki Sharma
Palki’s career in journalism commenced in 2002 when she joined Doordarshan, India’s largest broadcasting television network, as a news anchor. Here, she hosted both regional and national television programs and played a pivotal role in shortlisting, formatting, and writing stories on current affairs.
- In 2004, she transitioned to Hindustan Times as a Staff Writer, where her focus was on crafting stories concerning civic and social issues. She also took on additional responsibilities, including reviewing films and copy-editing segments of the Jaipur edition.
- In May 2005 marked a significant move in Palki’s career as she joined ‘CNN-News18,’ India’s largest English-language news television channel, as an Anchor and Senior Editor. Over the span of a decade, she hosted various news and chat shows and conducted interviews with prominent personalities from diverse fields. Palki’s contributions extended beyond anchoring; she was actively involved in writing, formatting, and presenting news segments. She also showcased her literary prowess by reviewing books for IBNLive.com and engaging in live online chats on current affairs.
- In 2016, Palki transitioned to the iTV Network news channel, where she continued to excel as an anchor and journalist. Her hosting of daily debates and discussions on various topics, particularly in the realm of politics and policies, garnered attention. Palki also played a significant role in guiding and training her colleagues and conducted impactful interviews with trending personalities, contributing substantially to daily news plans.
- On 26 January 2023, Palki Sharma Upadhyay joined Firstpost as the Managing Editor. She is currently working on a new show called ‘Vantage,’ which is owned by the Network18 Group.
In recognition of her excellence in news reading, Palki was honored with the Best News Reader Award in 2007. Additionally, her work on ‘Gravitas’ earned her the ‘Best International News Show‘ in English award at the News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) in 2020.
Palki’s Favourites and Choices
|Books||• Indian Summer by Alex Von Tunzelmann|
• Angela’s Ashes by Frank Mc Court
• The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
• In Other Rooms and Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
• Love In A Blue Time by Hanif Kureishi
Few Lesser Known Facts about Palki Sharma
- Palki Upadhyay has a penchant for painting pots during her leisure time, showcasing her artistic versatility.
- Her deep appreciation for sarees led her to establish her own saree brand, ‘Revya,’ featuring unique and personalized designs.
- Palki was the first Indian correspondent to cover Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in the United States, highlighting her commitment to reporting on global events.
- She drew inspiration from her parent’s love story and expressed her desire to write about it if the opportunity arose in the future.
- Palki Upadhyay’s diverse talents extend beyond journalism, encompassing her love for books, cooking, and interior design.
- She made a significant impact as the Managing Editor at ‘WION,’ an Indian multinational English news channel, before stepping down on September 2, 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Who is Palki Sharma Upadhyay?
Palki Sharma Upadhyay is a renowned Indian journalist and news anchor, recognized for her prominent role as the lead anchor at Firstpost and previously at WION.
- Where was Palki Sharma born?
Palki Sharma was born in Pilani, Rajasthan.
- Why did Palki Sharma Upadhyay leave WION?
Palki Sharma confirmed her departure from WION through a Twitter announcement, but the exact reasons behind her resignation remain undisclosed.
- Where is Palki Sharma Upadhyay currently employed?
Palki Sharma is presently serving as the Managing Editor at Firstpost, where she is responsible for a new show called ‘Vantage.’ Firstpost is part of the Network18 Group.
- What is Palki Sharma doing at the moment?
Palki Sharma Upadhyay is actively fulfilling her role as the Managing Editor at Firstpost, a news portal owned by the Network18 Media Group, which is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries.