Karan Thapar

Profession: Journalist


Father of Karan Thapar

Pran Nath Thapar (Former Indian Army Personnel)

Mother of Karan Thapar

Bimla Thapar

Sisters of Karan Thapar

Shobha Thapar, Premila Thapar, Kiran Thapar

Controversy of Karan Thapar

His column in the Indian Express, titled 'The mysterious Jadhav,' which is about the death sentence given to Kulbhushan Jadhav, an alleged Indian spy in Pakistan, sparked the controversy for showing an anti-national stand against his own countrymen on a sensitive issue which could embarrass its own country at the international level.  

Information about Karan Thapar

Does Karan Thapar drink alcohol?: Not Known  In 1982 he joined London Weekend Television in the United Kingdom where he worked for the next 11 years  He graduated with a degree in Economics and Political Philosophy from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1977  He was also associated with India Today and hosted the shows To the Point and Nothing But The Truth.  He began his career in journalism with The Times in Lagos, Nigeria and later worked as their Lead Writer on the Indian subcontinent till 1981  He is currently the President of Infotainment Television  He was associated with CNN-IBN and hosted The Devil's Advocate and The Last Word  he was also President of the Cambridge Union  He is an alumnus of The Doon School in Dehradun and the Stowe School  he wrote an article named "The Mysterious Mr. Jadhav" about the death sentence given to Mr Kulbhushan Yadav  Thapar quit CNN-IBN to joined India Today, where he hosted the show titled To the Point and Nothing But The Truth  He subsequently obtained a doctorate in International Relations from St Antony's College, Oxford  He also writes for The Indian Express, a leading Indian daily, as a columnist  The historian Romila Thapar is his cousin.  Does Karan Thapar smoke?: Not Known  Karan Thapar is the youngest child of former Chief of the Army Staff General Pran Nath Thapar and Bimla Thapar  Karan Thapar is an Indian journalist and television commentator and interviewer working with Tiranga TV.  He moved to India in 1991 and worked with The Hindustan Times Television Group, Home TV and United Television before setting up his own production house in August 2001, Infotainment Television, which makes programmes for amongst others BBC, Doordarshan and Channel News Asia  Thapar is noted for his aggressive interviews with leading politicians and celebrities 


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