Rajdeep Sardesai is an Indian news anchor and author. He is a consulting editor at the India Today group, and hosts India Today Television. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Global Broadcast News, that includes CNN-IBN. His notable works include Newsman: Tracking India in the Modern Era, 2014: The Election that Changed India and Democracy's XI. He was awarded with the fourth highest civilian award Padma Shree in 2008.