Palki Sharma Upadhyay is an Indian journalist who has built a reputation for herself in the news industry. Based in New Delhi, she began her career as an anchor with the Indian state-run broadcasting network Doordarshan in 2002. Over the years of her illustrious career, Palki is best recognized for her work with WION where she was a Managing Editor covering international affairs through the show Gravitas. After three years with WION, she joined Firstpost as a Managing Editor in late 2022. There she oversees the happening around the world and the channel came up with a special show for her called Vantage which premiered on January 26, 2023. She was also with CNN-News18 for a little less than a decade. Plaki has carved a niche for herself, stands apart from the rest in the crowded news industry, and has become a household name. Here’s everything you need to know about Indian journalist Palki Sharma.
Palki Sharma Biography
Palki Sharma Upadhyay
May 29, 1982
40 years old
Pilani, Rajasthan, India
Family and Education
Very little is known about her family and early life. She was raised by her parents in Delhi. Her father is a cricketer and her mother is a beautician. She has a sister named Sanchita and received her school education from Loreto Convent, Tara Hall in Shimla.
Palki holds a Master’s degree in journalism from ICG Institute of Educational Research and Development, Mansarovar Jaipur. she studied French at Alliance Franchise de Delhi where she completed her C1 French Learn.
New Delhi, Delhi, India
5 feet 7 inches or 170 cm
Palki Sharma is married to fellow journalist Sanket Upadhyay. They have two children together, a daughter named Manya Upadhyay and a son.
Career Overview and Net Worth
Palki Sharma has been in the industry for more than two decades with her first job being a news anchor at the Doordarshan, a popular broadcasting network run by the state. She spent roughly two years at Doordarshan where she was assigned several tasks apart from news reading and over a year at Hindustan Times. She worked as a content writer covering current and domestic affairs and film reviews.
She became a prominent face on television during her time with CNN-News18. She worked there for more than 10 years and during her time there, she held different positions like News Anchor and Senior Editor. She covered various shows and interviewed several prominent celebrities, politicians, sports personalities, authors, entrepreneurs, and many more.
Plaki then worked for iTV for a considerable amount of time before joining WION as a Managing Editor and reached new heights with Gravitas where she covered international affairs. The show became a hit among the masses and she received acclaim and accolades as well.
She’s currently with Firstpost where she hosts Vantage – a show that mainly focuses on international affairs.
Palki Sharma Facts
She is also an interior designer.
In 2007, she was bestowed with the Best News Reader Award.
During her time with CNN-NEWS18, she became the first Indian news correspondent to cover Brack Obama’s presidential campaign, reporting starting from the US.
In 2020, she won the Best International News Show for Gravitas at News Broadcasting Awards.
She owns a designer Saree brand called ‘Reyva’.