Aman Chopra is an Indian journalist. As of 2022, he is working as a news editor at News18 India, a media television channel owned by Network18 Media & Investments Limited, based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Aman Chopra was born in Delhi. He did his schooling at Ravindra Public School Pitampura, Delhi. He pursued a Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC) from Tecnia Institute Of Advanced Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. Thereafter, he attended the University of Delhi to pursue a Post Graduation Diploma in Public Relations. Later, he did an MA in Mass Communication at Lovely Professional University. Chopra was a theatre artist in his college days and took part in a number of plays. While in college, he also worked as a freelance anchor.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Aman Chopra’s father, Virender Chopra, is an interior designer. His mother’s name is Rita Chopra. He has a younger sister named Shruti Chopra Sachdeva.
In 2014, he got married to Saloni Sablok, Head Designer at Designoholic, an interior designer film in Noida. Together, they have a son, Kabir Chopra.
Aman Chopra started his career with print media. He then joined a PR agency for a short while and then switched to electronic media. In electronic media, he began his career as a news reporter with IBN7 (now News18 India). He worked there for a while and then joined ‘CNEB.’ Aman worked at CNEB for around four years. Next, he worked at Rajya Sabha TV for around four years. He also worked with ‘News Express’ for some time. He was associated with ABP News for around five years.
During his tenure at ABP, Aman did different kinds of bulletins like ‘Aaj Ki Tarikh,’ ‘ Ghanti Bajao,’ ‘Rath Yatra,’ and ‘Kaun Banega Mukhyamantri.’ Having a good hold on political news, Aman hosted a political debate at 7 pm every day on ABP News. In November 2017, Chopra joined Zee News as a Senior News Anchor, where he hosted the popular show ‘Taal Thok Ke.’
In September 2021, he resigned from his position at Zee News and subsequently joined News18 India.
He was also briefly associated with the Trinity Institute Of Professional Studies, Delhi, Arena Animation, Delhi, Aakriti Art & Animation, Noida, and Net4News.
Alleged to Promote Religious Animosity
In April 2022, the Rajasthan Police registered two separate FIRs against News18 anchor Aman Chopra for promoting religious animosity by peddling fake news. Reportedly, he compared the demolition of a 300-year-old temple in Alwar to the partial demolition of a mosque in Jahangirpuri while hosting a live show.
During the show, he said,
The revenge of Jahangirpuri by attacking Mahadev. Please listen to me carefully what I am about to say.”
Could this be a coincidence two days ago, a bulldozer was used on the premises of a mosque in Jahangirpuri and today three temples were demolished in Rajasthan’s Alwar. One temple was 300 years old. Was it to avenge Jahangirpuri?”
Chopra ignored the fact that the temple was razed at the behest of the BJP-run municipal corporation in Alwar. Soon after the show was broadcast, #ArrestAmanChopra started trending on Twitter. later, two FIRs were registered in the Bundi and Dungarpur districts under sections 153 (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 295 (Injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class), 295-A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings), 120 B (Punishment of criminal conspiracy), 124 A (Sedition) and 67 (Imprisonment for non-payment of fine).
- Quote: “It’s better 2 fight 4 something…Then living 4 nothing…”
- Colour: Black
- He is often spotted consuming alcohol on various occasions.
- In 2019, he received a Star Performer of the Year Award from Zee News.
- Aman holds an experience of more than 20 years in the field of Print, PR Agencies, and Electronic Media.