Shereen Bhan: Pioneering Indian Journalism and Business Reporting

Shereen Bhan

Shereen Bhan

Shereen Bhan, born on August 20, 1976, is a distinguished Indian journalist and news anchor currently serving as the Managing Editor of CNBC-TV18. With a career spanning over two decades, Bhan has significantly contributed to shaping the landscape of business journalism in India. Her estimated net worth is $5 Million.

This article delves into her early life, career achievements, and the impact she has made on the media industry.

Early and Personal Life

Born into a Kashmiri Hindu family of the Bhan clan, Shereen Bhan received her education at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Kashmir and Air Force Bal Bharati School in New Delhi. She graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, with a degree in Philosophy and pursued a master's in Communication Studies from the University of Pune, specialising in film and television.


Shereen Bhan's journey in journalism began as a news-researcher for Karan Thapar in Infotainment Television. She then joined UTV's News and Current Affairs division, where she produced notable shows like "We the People" for Star TV and "Line of Fire" for SAB TV. Joining CNBC-TV18 in December 2000 marked a significant turning point in her career.

Over the years, Bhan has played a crucial role in breaking news stories that have reshaped India's economic landscape. Her extensive experience includes tracking corporate and policy news, making her a respected figure in business journalism. She is the Anchor and editor of "Young Turks," a long-running show focused on entrepreneurs, and hosts "Overdrive," a show recognised with the 'Best Auto Show' award at the News Television Awards for three consecutive years.

Shereen Bhan's influence extends beyond traditional news reporting; she heads CNBC-TV18's special feature programming, presenting pioneering shows such as "Ministers of Change" and "What Women Really Want." Her commitment to quality journalism is evident through the awards she has received, including the 'Best Business Talk Show' at the News Television Awards and the 'FICCI Woman of the Year' award in 2005.

Notable Awards and Recognition

  • FICCI Woman of the Year (2005)

  • Featured among the 20 Beautiful Faces by Femina (2005)

  • Verve magazine cover feature (December 2008)

  • Among the 50 Most Beautiful Women in Vogue (October 2008)

  • Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (2009)

  • Nominated for Best News Presenter or Anchor at the 26th Asian Television Awards (2021)


Shereen Bhan's journey from a news researcher to the Managing Editor of CNBC-TV18 is a testament to her dedication, expertise, and contribution to Indian journalism. Her influence in business reporting and special feature programming has earned her numerous accolades, making her a trailblazer and an inspiration for aspiring journalists in the country. Shereen Bhan continues to shape the future of Indian media with her commitment to excellence and passion for delivering impactful news stories.

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