Short biography of journalist Rohit Sardana


GUWAHATI: Rohit Sardana, a well-known face on Indian news television passed away on Friday.

Rohit Sardana was working for Aaj Tak and anchored a popular show ‘Dangal’ that featured debates on current affairs.

He earlier worked with Zee News, where he used to host the debate-based show ‘Taal Thok Ke’.

Rohit Sardana’s Biography

Early life, education:

According to Wikipedia, Rohit was born on September 22, 1979 in Palwal, Hodal in Haryana. He pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and later did a post-graduate degree in mass communication from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology from 2000-2002.


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Career in journalism:

Rohit Sardana worked as a copy-editor from March 2002 to July 2003 and explored the technicalities of anchoring, copywriting, editing, production and post-production work. He also learned the functioning of a 24-hour news channel and later was appointed as an assistant producer at Sahara Samay for one year from 2003 to 2004.

In 2004, he joined Zee News as an executive editor, anchor, news presenter and host for the network’s Hindi language programmes.

Rohit Sardana joined Aaj Tak in 2017 as a senior anchor and he was the host of many famous shows on Aaj Tak. The most popular was the daily debate show “Dangal” where he discussed with various political parties and personalities on different current affairs topics. Along with Anjana Om Kashyap, Chitra Tripathi he was the leading anchor at AajTak. 

Sardana has also worked with ETV Network and Akashvani and he is also the formal producer of Karmakshetra which is one of the first Hindi-language news programmes with the primary objective of reporting for the Indian audience and the state of political accountability in India. (

Rohit was also awarded the Ganesh Vidyarthi Puraskar Award in 2018 which is an annual journalism award conferred by the President of India.