Karan Thapar, the man behind many path-breaking interviews with former president R. Venkatraman, former prime ministers of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto and Moin Quereshi, is the only Indian television professional who has worked for ten years in television outside India. Associated with London Weekend Television, U.K as a correspondent, producer, editor and presenter, he played a major role in establishing H.T. Vision Limited, the first television venture by the K.K. Birla group.
The author of books like Devil's Advocate, Sunday Sentiments, and More than Salt and Pepper, he currently heads Infotainment Television (ITV), a television production house making programmes for BBC, Channel NewsAsia, CNBC, CNN-IBN and Doordarshan.
Among the numerous prestigious awards he has won, the Onida Pinnacle Award for Best Current Affairs Presenter for the programme, The Chat Show, the Videocon Screen Award for Best Current Affairs Presenter for In Focus with Karan and the International Press Institute – India Award for Excellence in Journalism are only a few.