Sumit Awasthi Age

49 years

Sumit Awasthi ABP News Anchor
Sumit Awasthi ABP News Anchor
Sumit Awasthi Age49 years
Date of Birth23-04-1973
ProfessionJournalist, Anchor
Nationality Indian
Sumit Awasthi Age

Sumit Awasthi ABP News Anchor Biography

Sumit Awasthi
Sumit Awasthi

Sumit Awasthi (सुमित अवस्थी) is a well-known news anchor in India. Born in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, Sumit contributes to being one of the top journalists in India, was blessed with oratory skills from his father, Suresh Awasthi, who was also a Journalist.

It is interesting to know that despite his hereditary skills in journalism, Awasthi wanted to join the Indian Army during his schooling, which he appeared for, but destiny had other plans for him. Due to his expertise and intelligence, Sumit has also appeared as an expert in many episodes of Kaun Banega Crorepati.

Real Full NameSumit Awasthi
Full Name in Hindiसुमित अवस्थी
Profession/OccupationNews Anchor, Journalist
Age 49 years
Date of Birth23rd April 1973
Mother TongueHindi
Zodiac/Sun SignSaggitarius
Birth Place/ Home TownGautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Current AddressDelhi, India
Personal Information

Physical Stats

Height in centimetres173 cm
Height in meters 1.73 m
Height in Feet Inches 5’8
Weight in Kilograms 70Kg
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Physical Stats

Sumit Awasthi Family, Education

Born to former journalist Sumit Awasthi who worked at All India Radio and hosted ‘Aakashvaani’ and was also linked to ‘Bhartiya Suchna Seva,’ Sumit didn’t have to go far from genetics journalism, however, wasn’t his first choice. Awasthi did his schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Indore, and for his higher education, he attended Holkar Science College, Indore, where he completed his graduation in Science. But as destiny had it for him, he later went on to study Journalism and graduated with a degree in Journalism from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi.

Sumit Child Picture with his mom
Sumit Awasthi Parents
Sumit Awasthi Parents and Son
School  Kendriya Vidyalaya, Indore
College  Holkar Science College, Indore Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi 
Degree/Graduation  Degree in Science, Mass Media (Journalism)
Parent’s Name Suresh Awasthi, Sheela Kapoor Awasthi
Spouse Alokananda Sen Awasthi
Children Satwick Awasthi
Relationship Status Married
Family Information

Relationship Wife, and Children

Sumit is married to Alokananda Sen Awasthi. The couple is blessed with two sons, one of whose names is Satwick Awasthi. Sumit likes to keep his family life personal, hence much isn’t known about it.

Sumit with his wife
Sumit with his wife

Sumit Awasthi Career, Shows and Interviews

Sumit has had a long and illustrious career as a journalist, and in his over two decades of experience, he has worked with big news channels such as New18India, Zee News, AajTak, Indian Express, and ABP News. He’s currently working with ABP News, where he hosts the Primetime show ‘India Chahta Hai,’ which showcases notable stories of importance and covers them in-depth.

The show also sets up debate panels to get to the root of the stories and spread as much awareness as possible. The initiative was made to make this a viewer’s choice show, where the audience has the power to decide the news flow.

Awasthi started his career as a newspaper writer. During this time, he wrote for newspapers like Jansutta, Pioneer, and NavaBharat Times, among many others. His career as a television anchor began with Zee News in 1997. After about seventeen years of association with the channel, Awasthi moved on to work with News18India in 2014, followed by AajTak and IBN-7. He finally joined ABP Network in 2018 and has been working there ever since. Sumit has some popular Primetime shows to his cap, which include ‘Dastak’ on AajTak. 

Sumit has, over the years, proved to be an excellent journalist and has bagged prestigious awards in the field, including ‘Madhavi Jyoti Puruskar’ for the best journalist in 2012 and “Dadsaheb Phalke Excellence Awards‘ in 2019.

Sumit Awasthi wins Dadasaheb Phalke Awards

Sumit Awasthi Salary, Net Worth

Sumit Awasthi Net Worth$2-5 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees3 Crores
Sumit Awasthi Net Worth and Salary

Favorite Things of Sumit Awasthi

Sumit Awasthi with Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite Actors Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite Destinations Goa, London, Dubai
Favourite Colour Blue, Black
Favourite HobbyPlaying Snooker, Gardening and Traveling.
Favorite Things of Sumit Awasthi

Sumit Awasthi Social Media Profiles


Facts about Sumit Awasthi

  • Sumit wanted to Join the Indian Army as his primary career, for he appeared twice but couldn’t make it. 
  • Awasthi initiated the show ‘Shabash India’ to highlight positive improvements in India and Indian hidden talents for the first time.
  • Sumit initially got a degree in Science to pursue engineering but later got one in Journalism to join the field.