Babita Sharma is of Indian descent and grew up in Caversham, Berkshire. She attended the University of Wales and graduated with a degree in Journalism, Film and Broadcasting. After completing her education, Babita Sharma began working with BBC Radio Wales and Thames Valley Television. She moved to Dubai, working on radio for Channel 4 FM and for Ajman TV where she presented a weekly music programme. She returned to the UK in 2003 and began her BBC career at BBC Radio Berkshire as a travel presenter and producer. Babita Sharma then moved to the newsroom in Southampton, reporting and producing for BBC South Today. In 2007 she moved onto BBC Spotlight Channel Islands working as a video journalist and regular presenter of the evening bulletin.
Babita Sharma transferred to the BBC News channel in 2008, initially as presenter of the Your Money programme. In early 2009, she assumed the main business role and then moved to BBC News Channel and BBC World News in her current full-time presenting role. In the BBC Word News Programme, for the news studio established in Singapore from 31 July 2015, while Babita Sharma anchored live from the main Broad Casting Centre of BBC in London, Rico Hizon was assigned the broadcasting role from Singapore. The “World Travel Market global trends report 2013”, which was prepared for the World Travel Market and the Euromonitor International was the subject of a panel debate in which Sharma was invited to participate where she observed: “The global economy in 2013 has stabilized compared to 2012 with a 3.1% growth expected for the year. The International Monetary Fund predicts a further 3.8% increase during 2014”.
Babita Sharma also hosts various ceremonies, such as the Angel Film Awards at the Monaco International Film Festival in 2013, 2012 & 2011 and the 2012 Wings of Hope Achievement Award ceremony. Babita Sharma also moderates panel discussions and speaks at conferences, such as the World Travel market.