Sonia Singh is an Indian journalist who is the editorial director and president of the NDTV, an Indian news channel. The ethics committee of the NDTV channel is managed by Sonia Singh. She presents a show on NDTV that discusses and clarifies the national issues and seeks probable solutions for the same.
Sonia Singh was born on Monday, 21 September 1970 (age 50 years; as of 2021) in New Delhi, India. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She did her schooling at the Convent of Jesus and Mary in New Delhi. She went on to pursue a degree in English Literature at St. Stephens College, Delhi after completing her school education. Thereafter, she obtained a 3-month scholarship from the Government of Italy to study Italian at Perugia. Later, she obtained a journalism course in broadcast at Cardiff, Wales.
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Parents & Siblings
Her parents’ names are not known.
Husband & Children
Sonia Singh got married to Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh, a Congress leader, in December 2002.
She has three daughters named Yaamini (16), Suhaani (12) and Raagini (9).
At the beginning of her career, she presented news on a news show titled The World This Week on Doordarshan. Sonia Singh started her journalism career as a researcher at the NDTV news channel in 1992. She managed crucial news reporting including 26/11, the attack on the Indian Parliament, the Kargil war, Jessica Lall case, Kandahar hijack during her career at NDTV. In journalism, various honourable awards and achievements were presented to Sonia Singh for instance Best Anchor, FICCI Young Achiever, Best Talk show, and Best Editor in Chief award. Apart from journalism, Sonia Singh is also an author. She released her book named Defining India, Through Their Eyes in 2019. Her book narrates the influence of the perspectives of the great Indian personalities who have come up with to India’s growth. The names of the shows that are hosted by Sonia Singh on NDTV are Your Call, India Decides and The NDTV Dialogues.
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- She is the receiver of the Chevening Scholarship. During her studies in the UK, she got a chance to meet Queen Elizabeth. She shared a picture of her while meeting Queen Elizabeth on her social media account.
- Sonia Singh interviewed Rhea Chakraborty on NDTV in 2020 after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput when no one was providing a public platform to an accused. Rhea Chakraborty was the main accused in the death and murder mystery of Sushant Singh Rajput.
- Sonia Singh was a camera-shy person at the beginning of her journalism career. In an interview, she revealed that she always felt uncomfortable on camera, but, with time streaming, she familiarised herself with the camera.
- According to Sonia Singh, Television was the main asset to Indian democracy. In a conversation with a magazine, she stated,
Television has been a huge asset to Indian democracy. However, where my worries are is that we cannot become a mouthpiece to the powerful. That is something that we must guard against as it challenges the very notion of our democracy.”
During the same interview, she recalled an incident about the spiritual guru Dalai Lama when he was demanding refuge from the countries Tibet, Bhutan and India while he was on the border of these countries. She revealed,
He got a call from India to come to the country and how that one moment changed the course of history.”
- In an interview with the Verve magazine, Sonia Singh narrated an incident when she interviewed Dalai Lama for her book, and at that moment, she got inspired by his words. She spelt out,
He was just so fascinating — his youthfulness, his vibrancy and his sense of fun was really interesting. For someone who you’d expect to be holy and spiritual, he is very much in touch with his fun side. I am not very religious or spiritual, but he has such an aura of compassion. He just seemed like such a good person, which in this world you rarely find. My conversation with him was very special.”
She further revealed her love for reading fiction books. She unfolded,
I read all kinds of fiction, but chick lit is how I relax, especially the Irish kind. My guilty secret is Maeve Binchy and even though everyone tells me that one is supposed to stop reading her when one is 25, when I’ve had a stressful day at work and I want to know that everything is well with the world, I come back and read her books.”