Rajdeep Sardesai is senior journalist, author, tv news presenter. His latest book, 2019: How Modi won India,was published in November 2019. His previous books include 2014: The Election that changed India which is a national best seller that has been translated into half a dozen languages, His book Democracy’s Eleven: The Great Story of Indian cricket was shortlisted by MCC Lords as cricket book of the year in 2017-18 .
Currently working as the consulting editor and lead news anchor of the India Today group, he has over three decades of journalistic experience in print and television. He was the founder editor of the IBN 18 network which included CNN IBN, IBN 7 and IBN Lokmat.
During his long career in journalism, he has covered major national and international stories, specialising in national politics. He has won more than 50 awards for journalistic excellence including the prestigious Padma Shri for Journalism in 2008. The first Indian to win the Asian Television award for both talk show and news presentation, he has been News Anchor of the year at the Indian Television Academy a record ten times. He has been the President of the Editors Guild of India and was also chosen as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. Sardesai writes a fortnightly column across several newspapers, including The Hindustan Times and Dainik Bhaskar.