Gitikka has been awarded by EEMA, the Indian live industry's apex body, the Best Anchor Female India Award at the EEMAX Spotlight Awards. She has been named Best Emcee India at the first edition of the Live Quotient Awards and was also awarded the Best Emcee Award at the BW Applause Awards, presented by the Business World Group. She has been honored with the Bharat Nirman Award for her contribution to anchoring in India.
Gitikka Ganju Dhar's timeless appeal as an anchor can be best experienced live, whether you watch her talking the stage or observe her expounding words during a shoot, you can sense the magic in the air. Now counting her 18th year as a Television Anchor, Live Host and Content Writer, she is one of India's leading live talents and an orator of distinguished reputation.
Late APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India once remarked, "She is an exceptionally talented anchor."
India’s most versatile anchor, Gitikka’s career is truly the hallmark of excellence. The intellectual quotient she brings to the job is unparalleled. Her sheer talent and skill are admired by one and all. She is idolized by the young blood entering the Indian live industry. In a category wherein the shelf life of an anchor is conventionally a few years, she has sailed on, delivering stellar work year after year, admired and applauded by all. She is a veteran of more than two dozen television shows and more than three thousand live events across the globe.
Her spontaneity, dynamic personality, vibrance, the ability to rule the stage, her audience too and her legendary professionalism mark her a cut above the rest. Whether a corporate, government, lifestyle, sport or social event she always raises the bar and takes proceedings to different level altogether. Over the years, despite being pampered with captions like, The Queen of Indian Stage, A Talk Evangelist and the Sachin Tendulkar of live hosts in India, she remains pragmatic and grounded. When the role of an anchor is crucial to the execution of an event or show, she is chosen to value-add to the proceedings.
She is also a sought after Content Curator, Moderator and Writer and is India's preferred anchor for content based summits and government events that involve the presence of Heads of State. Gitikka is also regularly seen as actor in advertisements and films. Hailing from Kashmir, now based in Mumbai, she is mother to a daughter, wife to a senior banker and daughter of a retired Indian Armed Forces officer and Economics Professor. A trained Bharatnatyam dancer, she comes armed with a degree in Business Management from Delhi University and a post-graduate degree in Mass Communication from The Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia. She was consulting faculty for the subject of anchoring with ISOMES, Delhi. Gitikka is also a prolific writer for leading industry platforms and publications.