Palki Sharma Upadhyay

Palki Sharma Upadhyay

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Updated On December 8, 2021
Pilani, India
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Pilani, India

Palki Sharma Upadhyay is an Indian news reporter and Journalist. She is best famous as CNN news 18 network’s Anchor and Editor chief. Likewise, Palki Sharma Upadhyay currently works as the Chief Editor for WION.

Early Life and Childhood

Palki Sharma Upadhyay was born in the year 1982 and celebrates her birthday on the 29th of May every year. Likewise, she was born in Pilani, Rajasthan, India. The journalist is 39 years old at the moment. Moreover, she belongs to Indian nationality and was born under the star sign Gemini.

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Palki with her mother(source: Instagram)

Moving on to her family, she was born to a Hindu brahmin family. The journalist has not revealed the names of her parents. However, she does posts pictures of her parents on her social media occasionally. Similarly, there is no information regarding her siblings on the internet. Thus, it is highly likely that she is the only child of her parents. Since her childhood, she has wanted to be a designer. As a child, she was very outgoing, curious, and creative.


She did her early education at Loreto Convent, Tara Hall in Shimla. Likewise, the journalist went on to attend a local high school. After her high school graduation, she went on to attend ICG Institute for Educational Research and Development Alliance Francaise De located in Delhi. Similarly, she later earned her Master’s Degree in Communication and Journalism from the same institute.

Career and Professional Life

Palki Sharma Upadhyay is an established anchor and Journalist. She started her career In the year 2002. She started her career by appearing on India’s largest broadcasting television network- Doordarshan as a news anchor. In the beginning days, she hosted for the regional and national channels. Moreover, the journalist had been assigned the tasks of shortlisting, formatting, and writing stories on current affairs at Doordarshan. Later In the year 2004, she joined Hindustan Times as Staff Writer. She wrote stories on civic and social issues. Likewise, the journalist worked there for one year and handled tasks such as giving film reviews, copy-editing segments of the Jaipur edition.

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Palki during her television program(Source: Instagram)

Furthermore, In the May of 2005, she joined India’s largest English-language news television channel- CNN-News18. She joined as an Anchor and Senior Editor. In her almost a decade-long career,  she jas anchored various news and chat shows. Likewise, she has also interviewed various country’s famous personalities, including cabinet ministers, opposition leaders, business heads, social activists, artists, authors, sports stars, film stars, and young achievers.

She also did writing, formatting, and presentation work. She has also worked and reviewed books for The professional journalist has conducted live online chats related to various current affairs and public interests. Moreover, the journalist has also reported on Iraqi refugees and Tibetans in India and conducted Obama’s presidential campaign. After a couple of years with CNN, she joined the WION news channel. Similarly, she works as the Chief Editor at WION. She also has a prime-time show on the WION channel named Gravitas.

Awards and Net worth

She has not received any awards to date. Likewise, she has earned a huge reputation and respect in the journalism field. The Journalist has earned a handsome amount of wealth through her almost two-decade-long Journalism career. She enjoys a net worth of $4 million.

Relationship status

Palki Sharma Upadhyay is married to Sanket Upadhyay. The pair married each other in 2008. Likewise, Sanket also happens to be a Journalist. The pair has a daughter too.

The news reporter has not been involved in any scandals and controversies. Likewise, she has maintained a clean internet profile and has stayed miles away from the internet.

Body measurements and Social media

Palki Sharma Upadhyay stands tall at 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 55 kg. Likewise, her body measurements(chest-waist-hips) are 34-28-35 respectively. She has black hair with a pair of dark brown eyes.

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Palki on her vacation at the lap of Mt Everest(Source: Instagram)

She is active on Twitter and Instagram. She has over 245k followers on Twitter and 97k followers on Instagram.

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