Neelam Sharma (News Anchor) Age, Death, Husband, Biography & More

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Death Date: 17/08/2019
Age: 50 Years
Death Cause: Bronchopneumonia

Neelam Sharma

Real NameNeelum Sharma
ProfessionNews Anchor, Journalist
Famous ForBeing the Doordarshan News Prime Time Anchor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
DebutAs a News Anchor: DD News (1995)
Awards, & Honours• Aadhi Abadi Women Achievers Awards 2010
• Media Maharathi 2013
• KPS Gill "Fearless Indian" award for excellence in journalism 2017
• Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019
Neelum Sharma Receiving Nari Shakti Puraskar from Ramnath Kovind
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear: 1969
BirthplaceNot Known
Date of Death17 August 2019
Place of DeathAt a private hospital in Noida
Age (at the time of death)50 Years
Death CauseBronchopneumonia (A type of pneumonia, a condition that causes inflammation of the lungs)
HometownNew Delhi, India
SchoolNot Known
College/University• Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi (Graduation)
• Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi (Diploma in Journalism)
• Mass Communication Research Centre - Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi (Degree in Journalism)
Educational QualificationMasters in Journalism
HobbiesListening to Music, Reading books and Novels
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Husband/SpouseName Not Known
ChildrenSon- 1 (15-year old)
Daughter- None
ParentsNames Not Known

Neelam Sharma

Some Lesser Known Facts About Neelam Sharma

  • Neelam Sharma was a senior anchor and news presenter of DD News, the national news channel of India run by the government agency, Prasar Bharati.
  • She was considered to be one of the most popular Indian News Anchors, she became the face of Doordarshan with her popular prime time news show on DD National in the 1990s era.
    Neelum Sharma - DD National Prime Time News Show

    Neelum Sharma – DD National Prime Time News Show

    Neelam Sharma, anchoring a news show on DD INDIA

    Neelam Sharma, anchoring a news show on DD INDIA

  • Other than presenting news shows on DD News, she hosted the flagship programs like- Charcha Mein, Ehsaas, Tejaswini, etc.

    Neelum Sharma, hosting 'Tejaswani' on DD News

    Neelum Sharma, hosting ‘Tejaswani’ on DD News

  • From 2012 to 2018, she hosted the annual event ‘Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad’ (Indian Student Parliament) run by MIT-SOG in Pune.
  • She used to appear on her shows in traditional Indian attire- the saree and open hair. Her traditional appearance has been also appreciated by noted media stalwart Amita Malik.
  • Apart from hosting a few shows on DD News, Neelum also wrote and directed a few shows for Doordarshan.
  • On the evening of 17 August 2019, Doordarshan News officially tweeted about the sudden demise of Neelum Sharma.

  • Here is a short clip from Neelum Sharma’s news bulletin show:

  • DD News aired a special tribute show remembering their founding member, Neelum Sharma. Here is the full video of the show, ‘Tejaswini” Neelum Sharma: