Gaurav Sawant is an Indian journalist and author. He is the Senior Managing Editor of India Today Television.
Gaurav Chitranjan Sawant was born on 28th February. His zodiac sign is Pisces. Gaurav Sawant received his education in Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country. He studied at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history. Gaurav Sawant worked for The Indian Express from 1994 to 2002, first as a reporter and then as a special correspondent. From 2002 to 2008, he served as a senior special correspondent for Star News, a subsidiary of ABP.com.
Height (approximately): 5′7″
Hair color: black
Eye color: black
Parents and siblings
Gaurav Sawant’s father’s name is Chitranjan Naresh Sawant. He is a retired Brigadier in the Indian Army. After retiring from the military, he became a Supreme Court advocate, film producer, television producer, author and commentator. His mother’s name is Sudha Sawant. Gaurav has two sisters, Dr. Richa Sawant, a lecturer at Delhi University, and Shikha Sawant, who works in Germany.
wife and children
Gaurav Sawant’s husband Aditi Arora Sawant is a journalist and news anchor. Aditi Arora is a lifestyle reporter for Star News, a subsidiary of ABP Network. They were married on January 15, 2004. Gaurav and Aditi have a daughter named Vidushi.
Gaurav Sawant follows Hinduism.
Gaurav Sawant started his career as a crime reporter in 1994 with The Indian Express. He joined The Indian Express as an intern. In 1999, he was assigned to cover the Kargil War. While covering the Kargil War, he spent more than two months on the battlefield. He worked at The Indian Express until 2002, rising from intern to reporter and then to special correspondent. He then joined ABP Network and worked at Star News. Here he began his career as a television reporter. In 2003, he covered the Iraq War. In 2008, Gaurav started working at Today Network as a Senior Managing Editor. Gaurav Sawant has covered contentious areas such as the Libyan civil war, Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, North Africa, UN operations in Sierra Leone and Lebanon, the 2022 war in Ukraine, and more.
Gaurav Sawant was the first journalist to report live on the Dalbuk-Shyok-Dhaulabeg Oldi Road (DS DBO Road) during the India-China conflict in 2020 and the first A reporter who performed a double free fall, tandem jump and parachute jump six times with the Indian Navy at INS Dega (Naval Air Station) in Visakhapatnam. He also hosts a show called Desh Ka Gaurav on Tez channel. Gaurav Sawant travels across India and the world to cover events such as Bastille Day in Paris, France, the 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquake, and more.
Gaurav Sawant is the author of Dateline Kargil: A Correspondent’s Nine-week Account from the Battlefront (2000). The book outlines the experience of reporting from the Kargil war zone in 1999.
Gaurav Sawant has also created the comic series Veer Gatha: Stories of Param Vir Chakra Winners. The script is written by Gaurav Sawant and features Major Somnath Sharma, Major Shaitan Singh, CQMH Abdul Hami CQMH Abdul Hamid, Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal and Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey, who received India’s highest military award, the param Veer Chakra.
Sexual Harassment Allegations
Two journalists have accused Gaurav Sawant of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement. The first allegation was made by Vidya Krishnan, former health and science editor of The Hindu and a regular contributor to Caravan magazine. In the November 2018 issue of Caravan, Krishnan detailed an incident that occurred in 2003 while she was working for Vanguard. She alleged that Sawant harassed her during a reporting assignment in Beas, Punjab. Another senior journalist Kanika Gahlaut revealed that Sawant targeted her during a one-day meeting. In a tweet, Sawant dismissed Krishnan’s allegations as baseless and claimed that he intended to take “full legal action”.
The article published by Caravan is irresponsible, baseless and completely wrong. I am talking to my attorney and will be taking full legal action. Thank you so much to my family, friends and viewers for their support.
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) November 12, 2018
Krishnan alleged that Sawant touched her inappropriately while they were traveling in a jeep with a group of journalists, Caravan reported. Despite her discomfort, he persisted. Later that night, Krishnan claims Sawant texted her expressing a desire to visit her room. Despite her refusal, Sawant entered her room and sexually harassed her. Sawant reportedly screamed and left the room. Krishnan confided the incident to her boyfriend and he corroborated her story. Sawant’s employer India Today issued a statement to NDTV in response to The Caravan’s article, saying they were unable to comment or investigate the matter as Sawant was not part of the organization when the incident occurred. They mentioned that they had asked Sawant to provide them with an explanation. Gaurav Sawant filed a defamation notice against Vidya Krishnan and Caravan magazine.
Awards, Honors, Achievements
- Gaurav Sawant was the first journalist to be awarded the ‘Wings’ of the Indian Navy in 2007.
Finally found! An old photo of me skydiving in December 2007. 5+1 with Indian Navy at INS DEGA in Visakhapatnam pic.twitter.com/EorqGMokWF
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) December 26, 2015
- Gaurav Sawant and Shiv Aroor won the Best Current Affairs Program award at the 2012 National Television Awards for their show Inside Libya.
- Gaurav Sawant won the ENBA Award for Best Journalism 2019 – Domestic (Chandrayaan 2) and International (Howdy Modi).
- Gaurav Sawant won the 2020 ENBA Best Primetime Late Show Award.
- In the ENBA 2022, Gaurav Sawant won the awards for Best Anchor, Best Primetime Evening Show and Best In-depth Drama in the English Division.
Gaurav Sawant owns a Suzuki V-Strom and a Royal Enfield classic car.
Gaurav Sawant’s first car was Toyota Qualis.
- Gaurav Sawant hit the gym and posted his efforts on his Instagram account.
- Gaurav Sawant loves reading and reads books in various genres in English and Hindi.
- Gaurav Sawant loves traveling and credits his journalism career for helping him travel frequently.
- Gaurav Sawant is active on his Twitter account (@gauravcsawant) with 1.4 million followers.