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Deepak Chaurasia Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

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Wife: Anasuya Roy
Age: 51 Years
Hometown: Barwani, Madhya Pradesh

Deepak Chaurasia

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionJournalist/News Anchor
Physical Stats
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Journalism
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2015: Best Editor-in-Chief of the Year - Hindi at the ENBA Awards
Deepak Chaurasia (right) being given Best Hindi Editor-in-Chief of the Year Award
2016: Giants International Award
2017: Achievement & Excellence Award in Media
2019: Suryadatta National Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 December 1972 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023)51 Years
BirthplaceSendhwa, Barwani, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac signCapricorn
SignatureDeepak Chaurasia signature
NationalityIndian
HometownBarwani, Madhya Pradesh
SchoolGovernment High School, Sendhwa
College/University• Government Holkar Science College, Indore
• Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi
Educational Qualification• Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Indore)
• Diploma in Mass Communication (Delhi; 1991-1992 batch)
ReligionHinduism
CasteChaurasia (OBC - Other Backward Classes)
Food HabitVegetarian
Hobbies• Cooking
Deepak Chaurasia cooking at his home
• Travelling
Deepak Chaurasia during a trip
ControversiesLegal trouble over sting operation

In November 2013, a sting operation of several leaders of Aam Aadmi Party (AAM) went viral in which they were seen promising help in land deals and other financial dealing in return for cash donations for the party. The sting was done by a news agency named Media Sarkar, and it's CEO, Anuranjan Jha, released the video to the media, and it was broadcast by India News editor-in-chief Deepak Chaurasia and CEO Vinod Sharma on their news channel. Later, AAP national secretary Pankaj Gupta filed a defamation case against Deepak and his associates and alleged in their petition that they faked the sting operation to harm party's image. AAP leaders also alleged that Chaurasia and other violated the code of conduct set by Election Commission. Chaurasia later claimed that AAP has personally targeted him as no case was filed against other news channels which also broadcasted the video.

Fake stories in Asaram Bapu Case

On 15 December 2013, Sanjay Patel of Gurugram, Haryana filed a FIR at Palam Vihar PS, Gurgaon against Deepak Chaurasia, Chitra Tripathi, Ajit Anjum, and 5 others under Section 469, 471, 120B (conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code, 67B of Information Technology (IT) Act and under Section 13-C of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act. Patel alleged that Chaurasia and others tampered with documents regarding the Asaram Bapu case during their TV show 'Salakhein.' Patel also alleged that a fake video of his niece was shown during the show in which Asaram Bapu was shown touching the child inappropriately. Patel said that Bapu kept his hand on his niece's shoulder but the video showed otherwise and accused them of broadcasting ‘edited,’ ‘obscene’ videos of a child and linking them to the Asaram rape case. On 2 November 2022, a special POCSO court in Gurugram issued a non-bailable warrant against Deepak Chaurasia for ‘intentionally avoiding’ POCSO trial which was later stayed by The Punjab & Haryana High Court.

Death threat calls

In September 2016, Deepak Chaurasia's wife registered a FIR at Safdarjung Police Station in Delhi. She alleged that then-Delhi Tourism and Water Resources Minister, Kapil Mishra, made the phone numbers of Chaurasia public on his Twitter account after which Chaurasia got threat calls and messages between 11 pm and 4 am on the night of 13 September 2016. Reportedly, before this incident happened, Chaurasia made the phone numbers of Kapil Mishra public on his show on the news channel India News. Chaurasia claimed that those phone numbers were available on the website of Delhi government, and they showed it during the news show as they wanted to show that they invited the AAP spokesperson to the debate. Mishra later deleted the tweet. His name was also not mentioned in the FIR.

Drunk during a news show

In December 2021, he was heavily trolled on social media when he appeared in an drunk state on-air while paying tribute to Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat who died in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on 8 December 2021 along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 more. In the viral video, Chaurasia was spotted speaking in such a way that made several social media users wonder if he was drunk. In the video, Chaurasia can also be heard referring to General Bipin Rawat as VP Singh. Later, he claimed that he took some painkillers due to which his voice changed a little bit for a few days.
Social MediaInstagram
Facebook, Facebook
YouTube
Twitter
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseAnasuya Roy (Journalist)
Deepak Chaurasia with his wife
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- 2
• Alokrita
• Taara (adopted)
Deepak Chaurasia with his daughters
ParentsFather- Lakshman Prasad Chaurasia (deceased, school principal)
Deepak Chaurasia's father
Deepak Chaurasia's mother
SiblingsSister- Archana Chaurasia (elder, married to Ashok Chaurasia)
Deepak Chaurasia (second from left) with his sister, Archana, (extreme right) and her husband (extreme left)

Deepak Chaurasia

Some Lesser Known Facts About Deepak Chaurasia

  • Deepak Chaurasia completed his education in different schools near his village Sendhwa in the Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh.

    A collage of childhood photos of Deepak Chaurasia

    A collage of childhood photos of Deepak Chaurasia

  • After completing his graduation, he made up his mind to become a journalist. He was later given a Chevening scholarship for a year to study in the United Kingdom.
  • He first started working as a journalist in 1993 with the newspaper Sanjha Lokswami.
  • He later served as a news correspondent in various newspapers and covered many important news including the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from Kashmir Valley in the early 1990s.
  • He later co-founded Aaj Tak in 1995, India’s first private channel broadcast on DD Metro.
  • Deepak joined DD News as a consulting editor in 2003 at the age of 31 years.

    Deepak Chaurasia in his early journalistic career

    Deepak Chaurasia in his early journalistic career

  • He returned to Aaj Tak in July 2004. Chaurasia later joined STAR News which became ABP News. He later served as editor-in-chief of India News.

    Deepak Chaurasia when he joined India News

    Deepak Chaurasia when he joined India News

  • In 2016, he formed a company named ‘DC News and Views Private Limited’ with his wife, Anasuya Roy.
  • He served as editor-in-chief of News Nation between 2019 and 2021. From January 2023 to March 2024, he worked as a consulting editor at Zee News.

    Deepak Chaurasia when he was editor-in-chief of News Nation

    Deepak Chaurasia when he was editor-in-chief of News Nation

  • On the occasion of Rama Navami in 2024, on 17 April 2024, he launched his news website ‘Aage Se Right’ which also made YouTube videos.

  • He has hosted several popular Hindi debate shows including ‘Tonight with Deepak Chaurasia’ on India News, Deepak Chaurasia Show on Zee News, and Deepak Chaurasia Khoj Khabar’ on News Nation.
  • He has conducted interviews with several Indian politicians, celebrities, and sports persons such as Narendra Modi and Akshay Kumar.

    Deepak Chaurasia with Narendra Modi during an interview

    Deepak Chaurasia with Narendra Modi during an interview

  • In his journalistic career of more than 3 decades, he has done ground reporting of many important events including the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.

    Deepak Chaurasia (below) while reporting the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks

    Deepak Chaurasia (below) while reporting the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks

  • Chaurasia has been accused of hosting news shows while being drunk. Many people have criticised him for such episodes.

  • In 2024, he was one of the contestants in the popular Indian reality show ‘Bigg Boss OTT Season 3’ aired on Jio Cinema. He told his fans that he would reveal complete details of many incidents from his journalistic career in the show.

    Deepak Chaurasia during an episode of Bigg Boss OTT Season 3

    Deepak Chaurasia during an episode of Bigg Boss OTT Season 3