Barkha is now aged 44 years old but information about her love affairs and married life has not been shared in the media yet. Her nationality is Indian and she has Indian ethnicity.
Barkha was once enrolled at St. Stephen's College, Delhi where she majored in English literature. After that she joined Jamia Millia Islamia Mass Communication Research Center and earned her Master's in Mass Communications. She has been pursuing her professional career from the early 1990s. In 1991, she joined NDTV and she got her rise in fame as a journalist after she became the head the English news wing of the organization. She is best known for being the reporter of the Kargil conflict. In 1999, she interviewed with Captain Vikram Batra and this interview raised her to prominence. She is also famous for covering the news about the conflicts in Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. She also covered the events of 2002 Gujarat violence. As a journalist, she has also appeared in several movies. In 2004, she starred in the movie Lakshya where she played a female journalist reporting on the 1999 Kargil Conflict. The actual figure about her net worth and salary is unknown.