Shekhar Gupta

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Shekhar Gupta is an Indian Journalist. Shekhar Gupta was born on 26 August 1957 in Palwal, Haryana and his real age is 63 years 7 months .

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63 years, 7 months, 18 days, 19 hours, 49 minutes, 33 seconds.
23241 Total days

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Article Type: Biography
Category: Journalist
NameShekhar Gupta
Real NameShekhar Gupta
Pet / Nick NameNot Such
OriginPalwal, Haryana

Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign

Shekhar Gupta Age (Current)63 years 7 months 18 days old
Date Of Birth (DOB)-- 08/26/1957 (M/D/Y)
BirthplacePalwal, Haryana
Zodiac SignVIRGO
Star Sign (Nakshatra)Not Sure

Death Details

Alive Or DeadAlive
Date Of Death (DOD)-- (M/D/Y)
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Personality, Physical Appearance

Body, Height, Weight

Body TypeSlim
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Zero SizeN/A
Shekhar Gupta's Height5 feet 4 inches / 162 Centimeters
Weight65 kg / 143.325 lbs

Face Properties

Face ShapeOval
Eye ColourBlack Eyes
Nose TypeSharp
Hair ColourBlack
Hair LengthMedium Length
Dimple StatusNo


CharacterGood Human
PositiveHumble, Kind
NegativeNot Known

Father / Mother, Family Details

Shekhar Gupta FatherNot Known
MotherNot Known
No. Of. Brothers0
No. Of. Sisters0
Brother(s)Not Known
Sister(s)Not Known

Family Photos and Details

Father – Not Known

Mother – Not Known

Siblings – Not Known

Relationship, Affairs, Wife / Husband, Girlfriends / Boyfriends

Shekhar Gupta Relationship StatusEngaged
Interested InNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Marital TypeNot Sure
SpouseWife - Neelam Jolly (Social Worker)

Affairs/Girlfriends – Neelam Jolly

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Son / Daughter, Children Details

No.Of. Male Kids0
No.Of. Female Kids0

Kids – Not Known

Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known

Shekhar Gupta's CasteFather - Not Known
Mother - Same As Fathers
CommunityNot Known
Mother TongueNot Revealed Yet
Languages KnownEnglish, Hindi, Punjabi

Address, Native, Hometown, Current City

Native / OriginPalwal, Haryana
Home TownPalwal, Haryana
Shekhar Gupta's Current CityPalwal, Haryana
AddressNot Known

Education, Qualification

SchoolSaraswati Shishu Mandir, Palwal Vidya Mandir School, Punjab
CollegeSchool of Communication Studies, Panjab University
Shekhar Gupta's QualificationBachelor of Journalism
Other Education NotesNot Known


Life Style

Does Shekhar Gupta, Consume Alcohol?Not Sure Yet
Does Shekhar Gupta, Smoke Cigarettes?No
Will Drive?Yes
Is Shekhar Gupta, Swims?Yes
Is Shekhar Gupta, Yoga Practitioner?Not Sure Yet
Does Gym?Yes
Is Shekhar Gupta, a Jogger?Not Sure Yet
Eating Habit?Vegetarian

Hobbies, Interests

Shekhar Gupta's HobbiesInternet Surfing, Movies
FoodContinental, Gujarati
MusicFilm songs, Indian classical
SportsBadminton, Cricket
  • His wife Neelam Jolly owns and runs an NGO, Vishwas. It is supported by a lot of renowned people in the media industry such as Arun Shourie, Lord Meghnad Desai among many more.
  • In 2014, Shekhar Gupta compiled all the famous writings from his column in The Indian Express, National Interest, in a book named “Anticipating India”.
Shekhar Gupta At The Launch Of His Book Anticipating India
  • In 2017, he launched a book, which had 25 of the most impactful political interviews from his talk show, Walk The Talk, which had marked a political change, not only in India but also around the world.
Shekhar Gupta’s Book Walk The Talk

Favourites and Preferences

Favourite ActorNot Known
Favourite ActressesNot Known
Favourite Film(s)Not Known
Favourite Director(s)Don't Know
Favourite FoodNot Known
Favourite DrinkNot Known
Favourite FruitNot Known
Preferred OutfitNot Known
Preferred PerfumeNot Known
Favourite Destination(s)Not Known
Shekhar Gupta's Favourite ColourNot Known
Favourite MusicianNot Revealed Yet
Favourite Singer(s)No Such
Favourite Song(s)Not Known
Favourite Sport(s)Not Revealed Yet

Gossips, Controversies

  • In 2010, Shekhar Gupta closed down his company Greenpine Agro after he was accused by the former Army General, VK Singh of tax evasion, fraud, and being involved in the Commonwealth Games Scam, as Gupta had not filed tax for many years, and then he filed 8 years of his company’s balance sheets on a single day on 18 January 2010. Gupta closed down the company on 30 August 2010, by filing for EES (Early Exit Scheme).
  • In May 2012, Shekhar sued the founder of the Outlook India magazine, Vinod Mehta. In an interview to the Open Magazine, Mehta said that Shekhar had written an article earlier in 2012 deliberately to damage the reputation of the former Army Chief General, VK Singh. In reaction to this statement, Gupta sued Vinod Mehta and the Open magazine. This issue was hyped as many people stated that Gupta reacted immaturely to this whole situation.
  • In 2017, Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen accused Shekhar of changing the headline of one of her articles to create a rift between communities. The heading of the article offended many people in India. The headline after being changed was- “Why are Hindus Trying to prove that they can become ISIS-like extremists”. She posted a screenshot of a conversation regarding this with Shekhar Gupta after the heading was changed.
  • In a leaked document in April 2019, he was named in the Enforcement Directorate’s supplementary charge sheet. It stated that the main accused of the Augusta Westland Scam, Christian Michel, paid Shekhar Gupta through a broker, to tone down the “Augusta Westland Chopper Scam” news and to influence the public opinion.

Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets

Shekhar Gupta's Salary(As the Editor-in-Chief and the CEO of Indian Express) INR 10 crores per annum
Net Worth(approx)

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Shekhar started as a cub reporter in 1977 in The Indian Express, Chandigarh. He worked 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, he 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.

Shekhar Gupta With Rajkummar Rao In Walk The Talk

In 2015 he 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, he 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.

His talk show, Walk The Talk, was renamed as “Off The Cuff” but it still aired on NDTV 24×7, although, the ownership rights were under Shekhar’s company, The Print. The format of the show was modified; the show is now filmed in front of a live audience instead of a one on one interview, and live interaction with the audience is also introduced after the interview concluded.

Shekhar Gupta In Off The Cuff

Honors, Awards

  • He was honoured with the 1984 American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) fellowship at the Tufts University and The New York Times
  • He received the Inlaks “Young Journalist of the Year” Award in 1985
  • The GK Reddy Award for Journalism in 1997
  • The Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Memorial Award for National Integration in 2006
  • He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the UPA government in 2009 for his contribution to journalism.
Shekhar Gupta Receiving The Padma Bhushan From Former President Pratibha Patil


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Shekhar Gupta With His Wife Neelam Jolly




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