Nachiket Pantvaidya joins Asianet News Media & Entertainment as MD


One of the most dynamic and result oriented professionals in Indian Media & Entertainment, Nachiket Pantvaidya, has joined Asianet News Media & Entertainment (AMEL) as Managing Director. Nachi, as he is fondly called, brings a rare wealth of rewarding experience across a diverse spectrum of verticals and kinds of media entities which gives him a comprehensive and unique understanding of the M&E industry.

Nachiket was Group Chief Operating Officer of Balaji Telefilms and CEO of ALTBalaji. He joined ALTBalaji in December 2015 and drove it to be counted amongst the leading players in the country. 

Under his leadership, the company grew to get recognized as one of India’s Top 100 most-admired brands of 2020 by White Page International. Nachiket oversaw the P&L department of the company and also its Content, Marketing, Distribution and Revenues.

Nachiket has been a part of some of the most renowned companies in the entertainment industry and has held prime leadership positions at Sony Entertainment Television, which he helped launch in India with a select team of top professionals; Star Plus, Star Pravah and Fox Television Studios. His career includes working with industry leaders like Disney and BBC as well.

Image-Rajesh-Kalra-Executive-Chairman-of-AMEL-mediabrief.jpgRajesh Kalra, Executive Chairman of AMEL, said, “I am delighted to welcome a leader likeNachiket to the AMEL family. With his background and significant achievements to boot, he adds significantly to the capability of this wonderful team that is poised to take a leadership position in all its areas of functioning.”