Rajdeep's initial schooling was done in Mumbai. The talented Sardesai underwent two years of ISC from The Cathedral. He pursued his bachelor in Economics from St. Xavier College. This super intelligent fellow had number of more degrees to add to his resume like B.A, M.A. and BCL (bachelor of civil law). He was also a member of Christian Church Choirs.
The brilliant news anchor started his carrier in journalism in 1994 as Political Editor of NDTV, India. He served the position of the Managing Editor of both NDTV 24X7 and NDTV India but later he quit NDTV to start his own new company, Global Broadcast News (GBN) in collaboration with CNN and TV18. Rajdeep Sardesai worked with The Times of India for six long years and also hosted India Today Television.
His first book ‘’The Election that Changed India’’ was released on 1 November 2014 and was well accoladed. He also co-authored the chapter ‘’The Truth Hurts: Gujarat and the role of media’’ from the book “Gujarat: The making of a tragedy” based Gujarat riots. Many English dailies and well renowned magazines have a dedicated column for him.
He has been conferred with various prestigious awards. In 2008, he was awarded the highest civilian award given by government of India i.e. PADMA SHRI. In 2006 he received INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS award and the RAMNATH GOENKA EXELLENCE award in 2006 for the coverage of Gujarat riots. He also received THE ASIAN TELEVISION AWARD for his successful talk show presentation.