Based in New Delhi, Sharad joined OCCRP in 2021 as an ID researcher. He has extensive experience as a reporter and researcher in South Asia.
He previously worked as the deputy editor of investigations at The Hindu, where he was the winner of the National Award in Investigations in 2015. He was also twice the winner of the Red Ink Award for Excellence in Indian Journalism in 2015 and 2017. Sharad has worked on editorial teams at a number of different national and international newspapers, including The Hindu, the Times of India, the Indian Express, Forbes Middle East, and Emirates Today