Karan Thapar

Karan Thapar trained as a correspondent, producer, editor and presenter in the United Kingdom. He currently heads Infotainment Television, a production house that makes programmes for the BBC, Channel NewsAsia, CNBC, CNN News 18 and Doordarshan. Perhaps the most prestigious programme Thapar has presented is the BBC series HARDtalk INDIA, modelled on the lines of the BBC’s long standing programme. His other accolades include numerous Asian Television Awards, the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award and, most recently, the 2017 G.K. Reddy Memorial Award for Excellence in Journalism. Since 2004, Thapar has presented India Tonight on CNBC. In 2006, he launched the primetime interview programme Devil’s Advocate on CNN News 18. Also a columnist, he writes for the Hindustan Times. His ‘Sunday Sentiments’ columns have been published as two books along with a collection of his ‘Face to Face’ interviews for the BBC.