Karan Thapar Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Tiranga TV

Karan Thapar

Karan Thapar Biography

Karan Thapar is an Indian Journalist. Thapar has hosted many talk shows which have received many awards. Karan Thapar has interviewed many prominent politicians and celebrities in India. He has authored two books and is currently working with Tiranga TV.

Karan Thapar Age

Karan Thapar was born on 5 November 1955, in Srinagar. He is 67 years old. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Karan Thapar Height

Thapar stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches.

Karan Thapar Education

He pursued his Bachelor in Economics and Political Philosophy from the Pembroke College of Cambridge University, England in 1977. Thapar has also obtained a doctorate in International Relations from St. Anthony’s College, a constituent college of Oxford University, England.

Karan Thapar  Family

Karan was born and raised in Srinagar by his caring parents Pran Nath Thapar and Bimla Thapar. He has three sisters namely Shobha Thapar, Premila Thapar, and Kiran Thapar.

Karan Thapar Wife

He was married to Nisha Thapar. His beloved wife died of Encephalitis on 3 December 1982 at the age of 33. Karan is a widower and did not remarry.

Karan Thapar Salary

Karan earns an annual salary of 32.3 L.

Karan Thapar Net Worth

Thapar has an approximate net worth of $ 5 million.

Karan Thapar Career

Karan started his career in Lagos, Nigeria with The Times UK. He worked there till 1981 and was promoted to The Lead Writer of The Times. His association with print media ended in 1982 when Karan quit the Times and moved to The United Kingdom, to work with London Weekend Television. He served there for a decade before moving to India in 1991.

In India, He joined the Hindustan Times Television Group as an Executive Producer and was an integral part of the channel. Over the next decade, Karan also served with other channels such as Home TV, Star TV, United Television, and others before starting his own production house- Infotainment Television, in 2001; which produced content for other news channels and media houses.

His company produced shows for many channels including the BBC. Thapar joined CNN IBN as an anchor and has interviewed people such as Narendra Modi, Amitabh Bachchan, Barrack Obama, Jayalalithaa, Aishwarya Rai, and many more.

On 28 March 2014, He quit CNN IBN, after 14 years. He joined India Today in April 2014, as a news anchor. He hosted the shows “Nothing But The Truth” and “To The Point”. Karan Thapar also writes a column in the Indian Express.

In 2019, Karan left India TV and joined Tiranga TV; which is owned by Harvest TV and backed by Kapil Sibal. Tiranga TV was started in 2019 and Barkha Dutt and Karan Thapar were hired to give the channel attention and a good start.

Read Also

Rahul Kanwil Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, India Today

Shekhar Gupta Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Indian Express