Son of Shri Onkar Chand Sharma; born on 9th October, 1962 at Sangroor, Punjab; Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Advt.; married to Dr. Simmi Agnihotri; one daughter; Journalist.
Senior Correspondent, Janasatta (Indian Express Group) for ten years at Shimla and three years at Delhi; Member : Press Accreditation Committee (H.P. Govt.), ii) State Press Advisory Committee, iii) Press Gallery Committee State Legislative Assembly, and iv) Govt. Pahari Language Committee; General Secretary, i) Press Club, Shimla, ii) PCC; and Chairman, Media Cell PCC.
Elected to State Legislative Assembly in March 2003; reelected in 2007 from Santokhgarh Assembly Constituency which after delimitation has renamed. Remained Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Chairman, Housing Board, March 2003 to August 18, 2005; and Member, Subordinate Legislation, General Development, Public Accounts and Human Development Committees during 2008-2012.
Elected to the State Legislative Assembly for the third time in 2012; and inducted into Council Minister as Industry Minister with additional charge of Labor & Employment, Parliamentary Affairs, Information & Public Relations.
- Additional Charges: Labor & Employment, Parliamentary Affairs, Information & Public Relations.
- Languages Known : Hindi and English.
- Favorite Pastime : Writing, reading, listening to music and playing badminton.
- Awards: Recipient of the best coverage award for reporting Assembly proceedings during the year 1994-95.