Neelam/Neelum Sharma Wiki, Age, Death, Husband, Family & More

Neelum Sharma

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Neelum Sharma was one of the most popular Indian News Anchors who got fame from DD National’s prime time news show, mainly during 1995-2005. Neelum was also one of the founding members of DD News.

Wiki/Biography

Neelum was born in 1969 (age: 50 years, at the time of death). Neelum completed her graduation from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi. After her graduation, she did a diploma course in Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi and then she did masters in Journalism from Mass Communication Research Centre – Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.

Family, Caste & Husband

Neelum was born into a Brahmin family, she spent most of her life in New Delhi. She is survived by a husband and a 15-year old son.

Career

Neelum started her career as a news anchor in the year 1995 with Doordarshan and became a household name with the DD National’s prime time news show.

Neelum Sharma, anchoring on DD INDIA

Neelum Sharma, anchoring on DD INDIA

Apart from working as a news anchor, Neelum also hosted, wrote and directed a few shows for DD News, few of her most popular shows on DD News include ‘Charcha Mein’, ‘Ehsaas’ and ‘Tejaswini.’

Neelum Sharma. hosting the show, 'Tejaswini' on DD News

Neelum Sharma. hosting the show, ‘Tejaswini’ on DD News

She was also one of the founding members of Doordarshan’s news channel, DD News. Until her death in 2019, she worked for two and a half decades with Doordarshan.

Neelum became one of the most popular faces of Doordarshan, apart from her anchoring skills, she was also appreciated for her traditional attire look- a silk saree, a bindi with open hair.

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Neelum Sharma, anchoring a news show on DD News

Neelum Sharma, anchoring a news show on DD News

Neelum Sharma, anchoring a news show on DD INDIA

Neelum Sharma, anchoring a news show on DD INDIA

Awards

• Aadhi Abadi Women Achievers Awards 2010

• Media Maharathi 2013

• KPS Gill “Fearless Indian” award for excellence in journalism 2017

• Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019

Neelum Sharma, receiving Nari Shakti Award from President, Ramnath Kovind

Neelum Sharma, receiving Nari Shakti Puraskar from President, Ramnath Kovind

Death

On 17 August 2019, Neelum Sharma died of Bronchopneumonia (A type of pneumonia, a condition that causes inflammation of the lungs) in a private hospital in Noida. Doordarshan News officially tweeted about the demise of Neelum.

Here is a short news bulletin clip from DD News featuring Neelum Sharma:

DD News paid tribute to their most popular news anchor with a special show, here is the video:

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