Sudhir Chaudhary, the editor-in-chief & host of a prime time show Daily News & Analysis at Zee News started his career as a journalist in the 1990s. He was born on 7th June 1974 at Hodal Town in Palwal District, Haryana. This article covers Sudhir Chaudhary’s biography, his wiki, lifestyle, career, controversies, family, wife, salary, etc.
Born in a middle-class family, Sudhir has struggled hard to reach this position. He has faced many difficulties in his personal and professional life too. At Present, Sudhir Chaudhary is one of the most known journalist in India. The neutral talking behavior of Sudhir has won many hearts.
Sudhir Chaudhary Quick Facts
|Journalist, Editor-in-chief, Anchor
|Date of Birth
|7 June 1974
|Palwal District, Haryana
|Father – Name Not Disclosed
Mother – Name Not Disclosed
Wife – Niti Chaudhary
Son – Name Not Disclosed
|1. Ramnath Goenka Award for
Excellence in Journalism, for an interviewing
the friend of Delhi December 16 gang-rape victim
|Schooling (Not Known)
Diploma in Journalism (Institue of Mass Communication,
Bachler of Arts (Delhi University)
|Height: 1.72 m
|2007: Fake Sting Against Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya Teacher
2012: Blackmailing charges and arrest
2016: Dhulagarh Riot Coverage
2020: Allegations against Mahua Moitra,
Accusations if Sudhir is Islamophobia
|1990s: Live Television Reporting & 24 hours News Television
2001: Covered the Vajpayee–Musharraf Indo-Pak Meeting At Islamabad
2003: Left Zee News & Joined Sahara Samay (Hindi News Channel)
2012: Rejoin Zee News & Host Daily News & Analysis Prime News Show
|33 Lakh INR Per Month (Approximately)
|4 Cr Annually
|Social Media Profiles
|Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Note: Above data is collected from various sources on internet. It might be inaccurate also.
Sudhir Chaudhary Controversies
Once in a lifetime many journalists becomes a part of controversy. Sudhir Chaudhary have also been in controversies regarding his profession. They are:
1. Fake Sting Against Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya Teacher
In 2007, when Sudhir Chaudhary was the CEO of Live India media website. The channel conducted a sting operation on Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya teacher, Uma Khurana, calling her a pimp for forcing students into prostitution. As a result, she was beaten by mob & sent into judicial custody thereafter. Then, Uma Khurana filed a case against the media. However, it was then settled outside the court and the case was withdrawn later.
2. Blackmailing Charges & Arrest
In November 2012, Congress MP and businessman, Naveen Jindal filed a complaint against two journalists who tried to extort Rs. 100 Crore worth of advertisements from the Jindal group in exchange for showing stories that linked the group with the 2012 Coalgate scam. Under that Sudhir Chaudhary & his colleague, Sameer Ahluwalia were arrested & sent to Tihar jail for 14-day judicial custody. However, they came out on bail. Then, in July 2016 Supreme court ordered both the journalists to provide voice samples to the investigating agencies for further investigation. Later on, in July 2018, the Jindal group wrote a letter to the investigation agency requesting to close the case & withdraw allegations against the journalists.
3. Allegations Against Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra
Sudhir accused Mahua Moitra of plagiarising speech of Truman Longman pointing out early signs of fascism in India. However, Longman and Moitra both had denied of plagiarising the speech. After this, Mahua Moitra filed a criminal defamation case against Sudhir Chaudhary which later on solved when he showed regret on his prime show & accepted that only a part of Moitra’s speech was broadcast. Later on, Zee Media also filed a defamation case against her for calling it ‘chor’ and ‘paid’ news.
4. Dhulagarh Riot Coverage
In December 2016, a case was filed against Sudhir Chaudhary & Tanmay Mukherjee, Zee News West Bengal correspondent & cameraman for dhulagarh riot coverage. Both of them were booked under section 153A of IPC.
5. Accusations of Islamophobia
On 10 April 2020, sudhir said on his show DNA that the “Tablighi Jamaat betrayed the nation.”
In May 2020, Adv P Gavas (state joint secretary of the All India Youth Federation (AIYF) of the CPI in Kerala) filed an FIR against Sudhir Chaudhary at Kozhikode Kasaba Police Station, Kerala for his show of 11 March 2020. In that show, sudhir discussed “types of jihads”.
Sudhir Chaudhary Family
Being a journalist there are many threats to their family members. So, their family names are not disclosed. Similar case is with this journalist also. He haven’t disclosed anything about his father, mother, & son too. However, Sudhir Chaudhary wife name is known i.e. Niti Choudhary.
Also, Sudhir never posted any family photo on instagram too. Apart from this, you will see his photos with various politicians & celebrities. At present, his official instagram account has 590 posts, 583k followers, and 27 following.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many people’s have shown interest in knowing about Sudhir Choudhary in detail. So, we decided to create a separate section for all asked question.
On 25th may 2019, Sudhir Chaudhary interviewed Smriti Irani won the lok sabha elections in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. You can watch the complete interview here.
His way of conducting the news is very polite. Also, he doesn’t provide any news without confirmation on his prime show Daily News & Analysis.
The Sudhir Chaudhary wife’s name is Niti Chaudhary. However, their marriage date is not confirmed.
Sudhir chaudhary’s salary is approximately 30 Lakh INR per month and his net worth is around 10 Lakh USD equivalent to 7.41 crores INR.