Amol Rajan Biography
Amol Rajan is an Indian-born British journalist and broadcaster working for BBC’s as media editor. Prior to joining the BBC, he spent just under three years as editor of The Independent and was for many years a columnist for the Evening Standard and a restaurant critic for The Independent on Sunday.
Amol Rajan Age
Amol Varadarajan was born on 4th July, 1983, Calcutta, India.
Amol Rajan Height
Amol stand at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Amol Rajan Education
He went to state school and educated at Graveney School and read English at Downing College, Cambridge.
Amol Rajan Nationality
He is a British Nationality.
Amol Rajan Parents
Rajan was born to a mother from Poona and a Tamil father from Combaconum. Due to Tamil naming customs, Rajan was born V. Amol, with the V. for his father’s given name of Varadarajan. This name was modified to Amol Varadarajan when he came to England, and the family later changed their surname to Rajan.
Amol Rajan Siblings
Amol has eleven siblings. He has not provided any information about his siblings to the public.
Amol Rajan Wife
Rajan is married to Charlotte Faircloth. Charlotte Faircloth began her Mildred Blaxter fellowship in July 2010 at the University of Kent, after completing her doctorate at Cambridge. She finished it slightly early, in May 2011, upon being awarded a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship. She became Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences at Roehampton University, and is now Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science at University College London.
Amol Rajan Children
Amol Rajan and his wife Charlotte live in London with their three children.
Amol Rajan BBC
Rajan has provided holiday cover for several presenters on BBC Radio 2 from 2017. Rajan has occasionally presented The One Show. From May 2017, he has presented The Media Show on BBC Radio 4 in succession to Steve Hewlett. Rajan joined the presenting team of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 in 2021. In August 2022, it was announced that Rajan will take over from Jeremy Paxman as the host of University Challenge from autumn 2023 onwards.
Rajan’s role as editor-at-large for The Independent website ended after he was appointed the BBC’s first Media Editor in November 2016, and he assumed his new post on 12 December. He has also hosted The Big Debate on the BBC Asian Network.
He joined The Independent newspaper in August 2007, where he was over the next few years a news reporter, sports correspondent, columnist, comment editor, and editor of Independent Voices. He has also written a Monday column for the London Evening Standard and restaurant criticism for The Independent on Sunday, and has contributed to The Salisbury Review.
He also narrated the BBC podcast Harry, Meghan and the Media, which was released in January 2022. In November 2021, the BBC broadcast The Princes and the Press, a two-part documentary presented by Rajan that explored the relationship between the royal family and the media.
Amol Rajan Salary
He earns an estimated annual salary of USD 100,000.
Amol Rajan Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.
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