There are several professions in India and yet the majority of the students across the country choose Engineering as they think it is the best profession. If not Engineer, Doctor is the best career option and that’s what the society thinks.
‘Job crisis’ – an apparently disheartening term that has followed Indian youths around like a shadow. This is the bitter reality. Youths struggle to get a decent job in today’s world, a reality which is hard to accept. Even if they are seen working in some companies, their work standards are of poor quality.
Millions of students study in different colleges with intentions to get a good job. But the reality is that there are a majority of degree holders with no jobs. But this is nothing new as the problem has been existing for a long time.
The job searching trend never seems to end here. 7,000 engineers, graduates, and diploma-holders have applied for 549 posts of sanitary workers in the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation (CCMC). This is the present-day scenario.
However, today’s youths must wake up and realize there are plenty of professions in India. Chartered Accountant, Lawyer, Journalist, Consultant, Aviator, Secretary, Scientist, Civil servant, Army officer, Sales management, Chef, Surveyor, Tradesman, Engineering technician, Professor, Drafter, Computer operator, Stationary engineer, Technical writer, Comedian, News anchor, Reporter, Civil engineer, Merchant, Sailor, Hawker and so on.
After reading this article, you might consider a totally different profession. If you are reading this article right now, you may become the next news anchor. The salaries mentioned here are obviously much more than the average salaries earned by news anchors but you can still manage to get there if you defy all the odds and touch the pinnacle of success.
In this article, we have listed the highest paid news anchors in India.
Estimated annual salary: Rs. 2.16 – 2.40 Crore
Hailing from Motihari, East Champaran district in the Indian state of Bihar, Ravish Kumar is a journalist by profession. He is also an author and a popular media personality. Ravish Kumar is also the Managing Editor of NDTV India, the Hindi news channel of the NDTV news network where he hosts a variety of prime slot programs like the channel’s weekday show Prime Time and Ravish Ki Report.
It is worth mentioning here that he has written some books which received good reviews. The books include Ishq Mein Shahar Hona, Dekhate Rahiye, Ravishpanti, The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the Nation, Bolna Hi Hai : Loktantra, Sanskriti Aur Rashtra Ke Bare Mein
Estimated annual salary: Rs. 3 Crore INR
Born in Haryana, Sudhir Chaudhary is a famous Indian journalist. Interestingly, he studied from the same college as Ravish. It is worth mentioning here that Sudhir has been awarded the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards.
He is the editor-in-chief (current) of Zee News where he hosts the high TRP prime-time show Daily News And Analysis on Zee News.
Estimated annual salary: Rs. 3.40 Crore
Sweta Singh is also born in Bihar. Her journey is quite different from other news anchors. She always dreamt of becoming a documentary filmmaker but eventually ended up becoming a journalist and news presenter.
Currently, she is the Executive Editor of Special Programming at Aaj Tak and is famous for her excellent sports news coverage.
Estimated annual salary: Rs. 3.60 Crore
Rajat Sharma is the oldest one to get featured in the list of highest paid news anchors of India. Life hasn’t been easy as Rajat faced so many struggles in his career and today, he is one of the highest paid news anchors. He is the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India TV.
The ever-so-famous news anchor is also the inventor of the famous TV show “Aap Ki Adalat” where he asks difficult and challenging questions to ministers including celebrities in front of a live audience. Much to his excellence in the field, he was awarded Padma Bhushan for his contribution in the field of Journalism in 2015.
Estimated annual salary: Rs. 4 Crore INR
Nidhi Razdan is the highest paid news anchor of India. The Delhi born is a NDTV Senior Editor and famous news anchor of NDTV’s 24×7 news show Left, Right & Centre.
The program is broadcasted live from a New Delhi studio every evening. All important debates and discussions beyond breaking news stories will be covered.
Quite interestingly, Nidhi Razdan also went to the same college as Ravish Kumar and Sudhir Chaudhary, which is the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Delhi. However, Nidhi Razdan, who happens to be a Kashmiri Pundit, has quit her job and left NDTV for the reason we have mentioned in the article we covered in July. Click Here to read it