Sumit Awasthi Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Sumit Awasthi

Sumit Awasthi is a well-known journalist in India. He has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and is one of the top-most news anchors in India.

Wiki/Biography

Sumit Awasthi was born in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. He did his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Indore. He attended Holkar Science College, Indore to pursue his graduation in science. [1]LinkedIn Later, he did his post-graduation in Journalism from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper

Sumit Awasthi

Family & Caste

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Suresh Awasthi, who worked as a journalist in ‘Bhartiya Suchna Sewa’ at All India Radio.

A Childhood Picture of Sumit Awasthi With His Mother

A Childhood Picture of Sumit Awasthi With His Mother

Sumit Awasthi's Parents

Sumit Awasthi’s Parents

Sumit Awasthi's Parents and Sons

Sumit Awasthi’s Parents and Sons

Relationships, Wife & Children

Sumit is married to Alokananda Sen Awasthi, and the couple is blessed with two sons. One of his sons’ name is Satwick Awasthi.

Sumit Awasthi With His Wife

Sumit Awasthi With His Wife

Sumit Awasthi With His Wife and Children

Sumit Awasthi With His Wife and Children

Sumit Awasthi With His Son

Sumit Awasthi With His Son

Career

He started his career as a writer in newspapers, like Pioneer, Navbharat Times, and Jansatta.

An Old Picture of Sumit Awasthi With Other Reporters

An Old Picture of Sumit Awasthi With Other Reporters

After completing his post-graduation in journalism, he did an internship in Jansatta. His career as a journalist and anchor started with Zee News in 1997. Later, he worked with one of the top-most news channels in India, like Aaj Tak and IBN 7. In November 2018, he joined the ABP news channel as a consulting editor.

 

Facts/Trivia

  • While he was in school, he wanted to join the Indian Army, he attempted the entrance exam twice but failed to clear the exams.
  • Once he was interviewing the BJP’s veteran leader, Murli Manohar Joshi, who asked Sumit to ask questions according to him. Later, Joshi took the camera and deleted the clip.
  • He received ‘Madhav Jyoti Puraskar,’ one of the biggest awards in the field of journalism; as the best correspondent in 2012.
  • He has received many other prestigious awards in the field of Journalism, out of which one is the ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award’ which he received in 2019.

    Sumit Awasthi Receiving Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award

    Sumit Awasthi Receiving Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award

  • His hobbies include travelling, gardening, and playing snooker.
  • He has appeared as an expert in many episodes of Kaun Banega Crorepati.

    Sumit Awasthi on KBC

    Sumit Awasthi on KBC

  • He follows a non-vegetarian diet.

    Sumit Awasthi's Instagram Post

    Sumit Awasthi’s Instagram Post

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