(Last Updated on : 31/08/2013)
Indian TV producers have brought about many serials and soaps across the years to fulfil the thirst of small screen entertainment. The pre production and production costs are borne by the TV producers. Gajendra Singh is one of the most successful Indian television producer and also a director. He is known for pioneering and popularizing game shows, and musical talent shows in Indian Television. He propounded the talent hunt shows to such a popular destination in today`s television that they are some of the most profit making shows of the medium. To survive in the fleeting world of Indian television all it takes is Success. There is no such thing like `one has to flow with the tide`." Indian TV producers are generally behind conceptualizing the ideas that go behind creating the shows. Creativity has to be built around commercial requirements. Indian TV producers only see to this.
He had a long and successful involvement with Zee TV till 2006. After leaving, Zee TV he started working with the Star TV. His first popular show was Titan Antakshari - Intercollegiate Championship, which is an Indian musical game show that is aired on Zee TV every Friday. The show is a replacement of the Titan Antakshari -L`il Champs. The show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
was first aired on May 1, 1995 and was hosted by Sonu Nigam
. The show was extremely popular at that time and publicized many playback singers in Bollywood. The next production of this talented director is STAR Voice Of India
- the singing talents hunt that premiered on 18 May 2007 and ended on 24 November 2007. It was the first Indian singing competition produced by STAR Plus
Shobha Kapoor is an Indian television and film producer. Other than being the CEO of Balaji Telefilms, a famous TV serial production house in Mumbai
, India, she is the wife of veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra
and mother of producer Ekta Kapoor
. Shobha Kapoor manages the overall administrative and production activities of Balaji Telefilms production house. She also assists her daughter, Ekta Kapoor. She has produced many Hindi soap operas, most popular being "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
", which started its journey on Star plus
TV channel in 2000. Most of the soap operas produced by Shobha Kapoor, are feministic with a female as a protagonist. She has also produced few Bollywood films. She hardly comes in the media and prefers to work in the background. Most of her shows start with the letter "K" due to her superstition belief that it brings her good luck. Her other productions are Hum Paanch, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kuchh Iss Tara, Kkusum, Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil, Kayaamat and others.
Ronnie Screwvala is an Indian film producer of high repute. He is the CEO and Founder Chairman of `UTV Group` and he was named `Esquire`s List of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century` in September 2008. In 1990 he created UTV Software Communications Company and entered into film production, movie distribution, family oriented channels and web content.
Rajiv Mehrotra is the producer of one of India`s longest running talk shows on public television, "In Conversation", that has confronted several incarnations over more than twenty years. The programme is aired on the national public service broadcaster in India Doordarshan News Channel on Saturdays at 9.30 pm. Rajiv Mehrotra has extensive and original experience in virtually all aspects of television and radio production, as director, cinematographer and editor. He has hosted several live and recorded programme genres in English from his early teens. He has been the news-anchor and served as a reporter for public television during the 1980s on assignments in India and abroad.
Sandeep Marwah is a well-known stage, film and television personality. By profession, he is the producer and director of the films, renowned film educator and a world record holder of short films. Sandeep Marwah established the Noida Film City in 1987 and is also the spokesman of film city. Marwah Films & Video Studios complex is his production house. He has been associated with the production of more than 2,500 films and TV programs for over 70 TV channels. He happens to be the current Chairman of Malayalam Communications and thus presents popular Malayalam TV channels like Kairali TV, People TV and Channel We and so on.
Mammootty is an award winning Malayalam film actor and also well-known producer. During a career spanning more than quarter of a century, he has acted in more than 300 films as the lead actor in Malayalam movies. Mammootty has founded a television production company, Megabytes, which has produced many television serials, the first being Jwalayay in the late 1996s, which also happened to be his first project as a producer. Jwalayay became unimaginably famous in Malayalam television. Later, he had started a distribution company named Mammootty Technotainment and it has distributed his Tamil film Karmegham in Kerala. It gets the first share from the distribution rights. The list of Indian TV producers is as follows -