Shekhar Gupta Biography
Shekhar Gupta is a prominent Indian journalist. Gupta was the Editor-in-Chief and the CEO of the Indian Express for 13 years, but, he quit in 2015. He then started his digital media news company, The Print, and is also its Editor-in-Chief.
Shekhar Gupta Age
Shekhar Gupta was born on 26 August 1957, in Palwal, Haryana. He is 65 years old.
Shekhar Gupta Height
Gupta stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches.
Shekhar Gupta Family
Shekhar was born and raised by his caring parents in Palwal, Haryana. However, information regarding his family members is ongoing and this section will be updated as soon as we have clear information.
Shekhar Gupta Wife
He is married to his pretty wife Neelam Jolly.
Shekhar Gupta Salary
Shekhar receives an annual salary of Rs 10 crore per year.
Shekhar Gupta Net Worth
Gupta has an approximate net worth of $5 million.
Shekhar Gupta Career
He started as a cub reporter in 1977 in The Indian Express, Chandigarh. Shekhar served there for 6 years and resigned in 1983 to join India Today as a reporter. There, He covered a lot of big stories such as Operation Bluestar, the Gulf War of 1991, and the Nellie massacre in Assam, among many more.
In 1995, Gupta joined The Indian Express again and eventually became the Editor-in-Chief and the CEO. He had a weekly column in The Indian Express called National Interest. He also did a talk show with NDTV 24×7 named- “Walk The Talk”. It was very popular and aired for around 15 years, with more than 600 being guests invited to the show.
In 2015, Shekhar quit The Indian Express and joined India Today as the Editor-in-Chief, but, he left after a very short term of just two months. In 2017, Gupta started a new venture with Barkha Dutt and started a new digital media company named, The Print. Even though Barkha Dutt and Shekhar Gupta announced the venture together, Barkha was never involved in The Print, She wasn’t even named in the company records and 6 months after The Print started, her name was dropped from the company website too.