Deepak Chaurasia (Bigg Boss OTT 3)

Deepak Chaurasia, a highly respected figure in Indian journalism with decades of experience, has ventured into reality television by joining ‘Bigg Boss OTT 3.’ His illustrious career in the news industry has earned him widespread recognition, leading to his participation in the ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ house.

Deepak Chaurasia (Bigg Boss OTT 3)

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Deepak Chaurasia Biography

Bio/Wiki
Profession Journalist/News Anchor
Physical Stats
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Journalism
Awards, Honours, Achievements • 2015: Best Editor-in-Chief of the Year – Hindi at the ENBA Awards
• 2016: Giants International Award
• 2017: Achievement & Excellence Award in Media
• 2019: Suryadatta National Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth 23 December 1972 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023) 51 Years
Birthplace Sendhwa, Barwani, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Hometown Barwani, Madhya Pradesh
School Government High School, Sendhwa
College/University • Government Holkar Science College, Indore
• Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi
Educational Qualification • Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Indore)
• Diploma in Mass Communication (Delhi; 1991-1992 batch)
Religion Hinduism
Caste Chaurasia (OBC – Other Backward Classes)
Food Habit Vegetarian
Hobbies • Cooking
• Travelling
Controversies Legal trouble over sting operation

In November 2013, a sting operation of several leaders of Aam Aadmi Party (AAM) went viral in which they were seen promising help in land deals and other financial dealing in return for cash donations for the party. The sting was done by a news agency named Media Sarkar, and it’s CEO, Anuranjan Jha, released the video to the media, and it was broadcast by India News editor-in-chief Deepak Chaurasia and CEO Vinod Sharma on their news channel. Later, AAP national secretary Pankaj Gupta filed a defamation case against Deepak and his associates and alleged in their petition that they faked the sting operation to harm party’s image. AAP leaders also alleged that Chaurasia and other violated the code of conduct set by Election Commission. Chaurasia later claimed that AAP has personally targeted him as no case was filed against other news channels which also broadcasted the video.

Fake stories in Asaram Bapu Case

On 15 December 2013, Sanjay Patel of Gurugram, Haryana filed a FIR at Palam Vihar PS, Gurgaon against Deepak Chaurasia, Chitra Tripathi, Ajit Anjum, and 5 others under Section 469, 471, 120B (conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code, 67B of Information Technology (IT) Act and under Section 13-C of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act. Patel alleged that Chaurasia and others tampered with documents regarding the Asaram Bapu case during their TV show ‘Salakhein.’ Patel also alleged that a fake video of his niece was shown during the show in which Asaram Bapu was shown touching the child inappropriately. Patel said that Bapu kept his hand on his niece’s shoulder but the video showed otherwise and accused them of broadcasting ‘edited,’ ‘obscene’ videos of a child and linking them to the Asaram rape case. On 2 November 2022, a special POCSO court in Gurugram issued a non-bailable warrant against Deepak Chaurasia for ‘intentionally avoiding’ POCSO trial which was later stayed by The Punjab & Haryana High Court.

Death threat calls

In September 2016, Deepak Chaurasia’s wife registered a FIR at Safdarjung Police Station in Delhi. She alleged that then-Delhi Tourism and Water Resources Minister, Kapil Mishra, made the phone numbers of Chaurasia public on his Twitter account after which Chaurasia got threat calls and messages between 11 pm and 4 am on the night of 13 September 2016. Reportedly, before this incident happened, Chaurasia made the phone numbers of Kapil Mishra public on his show on the news channel India News. Chaurasia claimed that those phone numbers were available on the website of Delhi government, and they showed it during the news show as they wanted to show that they invited the AAP spokesperson to the debate. Mishra later deleted the tweet. His name was also not mentioned in the FIR.

Drunk during a news show

In December 2021, he was heavily trolled on social media when he appeared in an drunk state on-air while paying tribute to Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat who died in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on 8 December 2021 along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 more. In the viral video, Chaurasia was spotted speaking in such a way that made several social media users wonder if he was drunk. In the video, Chaurasia can also be heard referring to General Bipin Rawat as VP Singh. Later, he claimed that he took some painkillers due to which his voice changed a little bit for a few days.

Social Media • Instagram
• Facebook, Facebook
• YouTube
• Twitter
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Family
Wife/Spouse Anasuya Roy (Journalist)
Children Son– None
Daughter– 2
• Alokrita
• Taara (adopted)
Parents Father– Lakshman Prasad Chaurasia (deceased, school principal)
Siblings Sister– Archana Chaurasia (elder, married to Ashok Chaurasia)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Deepak Chaurasia

  • Deepak Chaurasia completed his education at various schools near his village Sendhwa in the Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • After graduating, he decided to pursue a career in journalism and was awarded a Chevening scholarship to study in the United Kingdom for a year.
  • He began his journalism career in 1993 with the newspaper Sanjha Lokswami.
  • As a news correspondent, he worked for various newspapers and covered significant events, including the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the Kashmir Valley in the early 1990s.
  • In 1995, he co-founded Aaj Tak, India’s first private channel broadcast on DD Metro.