Shobhana Bhartia Net Worth, Wiki, Biography, Twitter, Age

Published Date   02nd Sep. 2017, 00:31 am
Shobhana Bhartia Net Worth, Wiki, Biography, Twitter, Age
Quick Info
Birth Name: Shobhana Bhartia
Nationality: Indian
Net Worth: Rs.56, 220,000.00

Shobhana Bhartia is renowned all over the world because of her work as the Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times group, one of the India’s largest newspaper and media houses. Shobhana Bhartia net worth is known to be huge and amassed from the success of Hindustan Times, making it the most successful newspaper in India. The best women media person of India, Shobhana Bhartia bio is given below.


The very talented and distinguished Indian Media Executive Shobhana Bhartia is known best for her noteworthy career at the Hindustan Times. Shobhana Bhartia serves the newspaper company as the Chairperson and Editorial Director. Shobhana Bhartia net worth has made her one of the world’s most powerful women. Shobhana Bhartia wiki has most of her details presented. Shobhana Bhartia bio can be found on various social media sites with her personal and professional details.

Early Life and Education

Shobhana Bhartia was born in the year 1957. She is the daughter of the industrialist KK Birla and the grand-daughter of GD Birla. The Birla family is one of the famous industrialist families of India. She was brought up in Kolkata. Shobhana Bhartia went to Loreto House for her schooling.  She completed her graduation from Calcutta University.

Media career

Shobhana Bhartia inherited the Hindustan Times Media from her father. The KK Birla family owned most of the shares in HT media. After completion of her graduation, Shobhana Bhartia joined Hindustan Times in 1986. She joined the Media directly as the Chief Executive because of her family’s influence. At the time she joined the Media, she became one of the youngest and the first woman chief executive of a national newspaper. Shobhana Bhartia is solely credited for the transformation of the Hindustan Times into a bright and young paper, suitable for the current generation. Shobhana Bhartia, not just only works in the editorial field but also looks after the Media’s financial aspects as well. The most outstanding work she did as the Media’s Chairperson is raising Rs. 4 billion through a public equity launch of Hindustan Times Media in September 2005. Shobhana’s career in The Hindustan Times has been highly appreciated and respected over the time she has worked actively.

Political Career

According to the very famous Shobhana Bhartia wiki, she is also actively connected to Indian Politics. Her father, KK Birla, is a Congress party loyalist. Shobhana Bhartia is also closely associated with the Congress party because of her father’s background. Shobhana Bhartia was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament in February 2006. She was recommended by the ruling United Progressive Alliance headed by Sonia Gandhi. The nomination was reserved for important people contributing towards the field of literature, science, art and social service. This was challenged in the Supreme Court of India as she was not actually a journalist but a media executive. And she was also politically affiliated with one of the political party, Indian National Congress. But the court dismissed the appeal itself saying that the scope of social service was broad enough to include her. Later, Shobhana Bhartia was approved as a member of the Rajya Sabha and she served it from 2006 to 2012. Shobhana Bhartia introduced The Child Marriage (Abolition) and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2006 in the Indian Parliament.

Net Worth and Salary

Shobhana Bhartia net worth is huge from all the compensation she receives from being the Chairperson and Editorial Director of the successful Hindustan Times Media. Shobhana Bhartia net worth is also accumulated from the compensation she receives for being an active member of various other Boards too. Shobhana Bhartia net worth is calculated at Rs.56, 220,000 as of Fiscal Year 2016. Shobhana Bhartia net worth is likely to increase in the following years because of her various investments in different industries. Shobhana Bhartia net worth is most likely to increase in the upcoming days due to her promising future endeavors.

Personal Life

Shobhana Bhartia is a married woman. She is married to Shyam Sunder Bhartia.  He is the Chairman of a pharmaceutical firm, named Jubilant Life Science Limited. Together the couple has two children. Their son Shamit Bhartia is also a Director of the HT Media group. Her whole family is associated with a different business. Shobhana Bhartia currently resides in Delhi, India. Shobhana Bhartia wiki has more detailed information about her personal life. Shobhana is reluctant on bringing her family life in front of the public since she is mostly focused on her work.

Body Measurements

Shobhana Bhartia age at current is 60. Shobhana Bhartia age has not stopped her from being a media tycoon. She is still leading her company effectively towards growth. Shobhana Bhartia has brown color skinned as she is of Indian background. Shobhana Bhartia has maintained her body even after going through maternity twice. She is aging gracefully.

Awards and Recognition 

Shobhana Bhartia has received numerous honors and awards over the years due to her remarkable career. Shobhana Bhartia was one of the first Padma Shri award nominees in 2005. The award was given for journalism. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Business Woman of the Year which was presented by Ph.D. Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and National Press India Award. She has also received the Global Leader of Tomorrow award from the World Economic Forum. Other similar awards she has won include Business Woman award, the Delhi Women of the Decade Achievers Award 2013 and The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence awards 2007. Forbes listed Shobhana Bhartia as the 93rd most powerful woman in the year 2016.  She was also named one of Forbes Asia’s 50 Women in the Mix. Shobhana Bhartia has been a huge inspiration and an idol to the younger generation of women who want to work as hard and achieve as much success as she has in the field of business and journalism.

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