Media’s Shobhna Bhartia

May/18/2022 / by Team SEEMA
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About Shobhna Bhartia

Enterpreneur Shobhna Bhartia is now Chancellor of the BITS School of Management and Pro-Chancellor of BITS-Pilani (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani) which had founding by her grandfather. She is currently the chairperson of Endeavor India.

HT Media publishes the English abd Hindi-language dailies Hindustan Times and HT Mumbai, and the business paper, Mint. This same group is responsible for four FM radio stations and multiple websites, including job portal, Shine and cinema portal, Desimartini.

Shobhna Bhartia Biography

Born in January of 1957 to a Marwari family, Shobhna Bhartia is the daughter of the industrialist, KK Birla and granddaughter of GD Birla. They are owners of HT Media, one of the largest newspapers and media in India. Growing up in Kolkata, her early schooling was at Loreto House. She graduated from Calcutta University and became involved in the family business.

She launched her career in 1986, as Chief Executive of the Hindustan Times. In 2005, she raised Rs 400 Crore via public equity launch of the HT Media group.

News on Shobhna Bhartia

She was on the list as the 92nd most powerful woman in the World by Forbes in 2017.

During her career, Shobhna received the following awards:

  • The National Press India Award – 1992
  • Global Leader of Tomorrow award by the World Economic Forum – 1996
  • Outstanding Business Woman of the Year award – 2001
  • One of the first Padma Shri award nominees – 2005


Who is she married to?

She has a marriage to Shyam Sunder Bhartia, and they have two children.

Where is she born?

The age of her in 2022 was 65. She was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

What is her net worth?

She has a net worth of more than $830M.

When did she start her career?

HT Media Shobhna Bhartia became the Chief Executive of the Hindustan Times in 1986.


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