Mr. Jeetendra Kapoor, Promoter and Non-Executive Chairman
Mr. Jeetendra Kapoor is a celebrated movie star, starring in more than 200 movies in his career of 50 years. He is particularly popular as a romantic lead and for his flair for dance. He is also a reputed TV and film producer. He has won a number of prestigious awards, including the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, Screen Lifetime Achievement Award, Guild Award for Lifetime Achievement and several other lifetime achievement awards, as well as the Legend of Indian Cinema Award in 2004, the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award in 2014 and the Raj Kapoor Lifetime Contribution Award by Government of Maharashtra in 2016 among many other achievements and awards. He also frequently attends industry events as guest of honor.
Mrs. Shobha Kapoor, Promoter and Managing Director
Mrs. Shobha Kapoor has been in charge of Company’s operational management and efficiency and in controlling ‘on set’ activity. She has won a number of prestigious awards including CEO of the Year (Indian Telly Awards), Businesswoman of the Year (The Economic Times) and numerous Best Producer awards for various TV shows produced by our Company.
Ms. Ektaa R. Kapoor, Promoter and Joint Managing Director
Ms. Ektaa R. Kapoor undertakes the day-to-day creative direction of TV shows and movies produced by our Company. She has won a number of prestigious awards including the Economic Times (Businesswoman of the Year 2002), Ernst & Young (Entrepreneur of the Year 2001) and the American Biographical Institute (Woman of the Year 2001). She was also placed at the first position among the ‘50 Most Influential Women’ in the Indian marketing, advertising and media ecosystems by IMPACT magazine in 2016. She also featured in Top 50 powerful women in India by Fortune India in the year 2014 and 2015. Ms. Ektaa R. Kapoor has also won numerous prestigious awards in the year 2017 as Business Today’s Most Powerful Women in Indian Business Awards, Khaas Rishta Award 2017, 25 Most Powerful Women in India Business, ITA Awards as Sterling Icon of Entertainment, Variety’s (500 Most Influential people in the world), was awarded with IWM (IndianWikiMedia) Digital Awards as Web Person of the year and also honored with FLO Icon Award at the 34th Annual session of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Ladies Organization. Recently she was also awarded as the Content Creator at Economic Times Business icon awards of the year, Content Powerhouse at ET Edge Maharashtrian Awards, ‘Icon of Excellence’ at Forbes Tycoons of Tomorrow Awards, Outlook Speakout Awards for her outstanding achievements in the television and film industries and Most Powerful Business Women by Fortune 50-Most Powerful Women in Business Awards. In the year 2020, she has also won Padma Shri Award. In the year 2021, she won Hall of Fame Award at Indian Television Awards and Industry Leadership Award for ALTT Digital at Midday Hitlist OTT Awards. In May 2023, she was the only Indian to feature in the Hollywood Reporters “The 40 Most Influential Women In International Film List”
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Sarda, Independent Director
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Sarda is a commerce graduate. He is chairman of the Sarda Group of Companies and of the Governing Board of the Ecole Mondiale World School. He possesses rich experience across multiple industry verticals including paper, engineering, construction, academics and real estate.
Mr. Duraiswamy Gunaseela Rajan, Independent Director
Mr. Duraiswamy Gunaseela Rajan is a Chartered Accountant by profession and is a Life & Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Mr. Rajan served as a Partner at Lovelock & Lewes (now part of Price Waterhouse) from 1967 and was the Senior Partner (Chairman) of the firm from 1984 till 1990. He also served as the Chairman of the Direct Taxation Committee of the Southern India Chamber of Commerce & Industry and was a Member of the Board of Governors of The Doon School, Dehradun. He was also President of the Management Consultants Association of India and the Chairman of Indian Paint Association – Southern Region. Presently, he is adviser, consultant and director/member of supervisory board of various domestic and international groups. He has recently been appointed as the Chairman of PBG Associates Limited, a firm registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mr. Devender Kumar Vasal, Independent Director
Mr. Devender Kumar Vasal holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Delhi. He has over 36 years of rich experience in the Finance, Capital Markets, Banking, General Corporate Advice and Regulatory Practices. He was a Senior Partner at DSK Legal, Executive Vice President and Head of Legal & Compliance at Development Credit Bank Limited, Head of Legal (India Region – including certain proximate territories) at Standard Chartered Bank, Senior Manager Legal at Bank of Baroda, Head of Legal at what is now HDFC Bank. He also held the position of Group General Legal Counsel at Sterlite group, now known as the Vedanta Resources PLC.
Mr. Arun Kumar Purwar, Independent Director
Mr. Arun Kumar Purwar is the Chairman and Independent Director of IIFL Finance Limited, Jindal Panther Cement as well as ERoute Technologies Private Limited. He is as an Independent Director in Companies across diverse sectors like Finance, Pharma, Media, Engineering consultancy, Investment Banking & Fintech sectors. He also acts as an advisor to Mizuho Securities, Japan. He was Chairman of the State Bank of India (“SBI”) from 2002 to 2006 and Chairman of the Indian Bank Association during 2005 to 2006. He has previously held positions such as Managing Director of State Bank of Patiala and has been associated in the setting up of SBI Life. Post his retirement from SBI, he was associated with a leading industry house in setting up the first healthcare focused private equity fund as well as a non-banking finance company focused on funding real estate projects as well as educational institutions. He has won a number of awards including the CEO of the year award from the Institute of Technology and Management (2004), “Outstanding Achiever of the Year” award from the Indian Banks’ Association (2004) and “Finance Man of the Year” Award by the Bombay Management Association in 2006.
Dr. Archana Hingorani, Independent Director
Dr. Archana Hingorani serves as a Director on the Boards of Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited, Den Networks Limited, 5Paisa Capital Limited, SIDBI Venture Capital Limited, Grindwell Norton Limited and SBI Mutual Fund Trustee Company Private Limited. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from the University of Mumbai, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, USA and a Doctorate Degree in Philosophy from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, USA. She has 30 years of experience in financial services and private equity fund investment. She is currently a Managing Partner at Siana Capital, an investment firm focused on technology and innovation and a Visiting Distinguished Professor for Private Equity at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, USA. She has been the recipient of various awards such as ‘Ten most influential women in private real estate investing’ by PERE in 2010, ‘Most Powerful Women’ in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Fortune India, ‘Most Powerful Women’ in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Business Today, ‘25 Most Influential Women in Asia Asset Management’ by Asian Investor in May, 2014 and ‘Distinguished International Alumnus’ in the year 2016 by the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, USA. In sum, she has over 38 years’ experience in the financial services business, teaching and research.
Mr. Ashutosh Khanna, Independent Director
Mr. Ashutosh Khanna is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ at New Delhi and leads the Consumer Markets Practice in South Asia. With more than 15 years of executive search experience, Mr. Khanna works closely with C-suite clients to find talent solutions that address increasingly complex business challenges. Starting with FMCG and then marketing services, Mr. Khanna’s involvement has largely been within the consumer sector. His body of work includes board advisory and executive search for CEO and functional leaders. He leverages the deep relationships he formed within the marketing and advertising sectors to work with clients on senior-level searches in the consumer goods, retail, marketing services, and travel and hospitality sectors as well as digital native companies. In addition to executive search and advisory work, he finds satisfaction in building employer branding for start-ups with local and regional business locations. Prior to Heidrick & Struggles, Mr. Khanna was associated with another global executive search firm for 15 years. Before that, he was COO, India at Grey Worldwide, and with Bayer, Lowe Lintas, and WPP in several P&L roles. He has been awarded as “Top 20 Most Influential Advertising Professionals by Economic Times, 2006”
Ms. Priyanka Chaudhary, Non-Executive Director
Ms. Priyanka Chaudhary is a Senior Vice President at Reliance Industries. Currently, she is the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Jio Studios, which is the media business of Reliance Industries Limited. Her role encompasses working closely with the leadership team to build the media and entertainment business through organic growth and inorganic partnerships as well as synergizing with investee companies to consolidate Reliance’s position in the fragmented USD 25 Billion media and entertainment industry in India. Priyanka also occupies a seat on the Board of Viacom18 Media Private Limited. Prior to this, Ms. Chaudhary worked at Grant Thornton where she worked in leadership positions in finance and accounting with a specific focus on TMT. She holds graduate degrees in International Finance and Accounting from National American University, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the ACCA, UK.
Ms. Jyoti Deshpande, Non-Executive Director
Ms. Jyoti Deshpande is an industry veteran with over three decades of experience in the media and entertainment business.
Jyoti joined Reliance Industries in 2018 as President, Chairman’s Office- Media Platform & Content. Since its inception, Jyoti established Jio Studios as a key player in the entertainment value chain. Under her leadership, Jio Studios currently has over 100 marquee projects in multiple Indian languages in various stages of development to be released in the next two years. In her previous company, Jyoti had successfully built a formidable media & content distribution business, produced over 250 films and pioneered ErosNow’s early entry into the OTT space.
In 2021, Jyoti was appointed as CEO of Viacom18 to drive its transition into a truly integrated media company across broadcast and digital and across entertainment and sports in over 8 languages. This makes her the first woman leader to be named CEO of a Big 4 media company in India. She also serves on the boards of Network18, Balaji Telefilms and JioSaavn.
An industry captain, Jyoti also serves as the Chairman, Media & Entertainment Committee, FICCI and works alongside the government and industry colleagues to champion relevant initiatives. She regularly features among Fortune India as well as Business Today’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business lists, both of which celebrate the journeys and triumphs of women who not only impact their organization but are also thought leaders in their industry.
Jyoti believes in the power of positive thinking and practices Vipassana meditation. She’s an avid movie buff and equally follows sports passionately.