Sanjay Nandan dreams to sleep during the day time and run in the night. And loves oral history( that’s the way he makes his gup-shup sound academic & intense). Sanjay devotes much of his free time in speculating on moves of politicians across nation.
Being an avid traveler Sanjay can always find reasons to travel. He is a keen listener and has spent much of his journalistic time in North-Eastern India, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi in search of stories ranging from politics, crime, and social issues. His much-acclaimed series ‘Ramrajya’ took him to more than 8 countries. For Ramrajya Sanjay was awarded Ramnath Goenka Award For excellence in Journalism for The Year 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
With over 20 years of industry experience he is one of those dynamic media professionals who combines excellent editorial and production abilities. Sanjay conceptualized and produced two seasons of path-breaking Series on post Independent India, “Pradhanmantri” hosted by Shekhar Kapoor. This series created a genre in Indian News Television and set standards that have become a norm for good storytelling. This Series was followed by highly acclaimed and awarded “Bharatvarsh”- Story of India was a story of India told through 10 great lives of India. Sanjay Nandan in the series, “Bharatvarsh” captured the essence of “Indianess” through the story of ten great lives.
From India’s first private satellite channel, to India’s first 24-hour news channel, to India’s first fully-digital professionally managed news channel, he has been part of all significant technological, editorial and ideological paradigm shifts to have swept Indian media during the past two decades.