SAHARA STAR, 16 JANUARY 2019

Ajay Bhalwankar

Business Head, Sony Marathi & Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)

Having been with Sony Pictures Networks since 2014, Ajay Bhalwankar is heading SPN’s Marathi channel. Ajay has also served as chief creative director for SPN’s flagship GEC, Sony Entertainment Television (SET).

Prior to joining SPN, Ajay worked in various capacities across broadcasters and channels like Zee TV, Music Asia amongst others where he launched Marathi & Hindi channels besides producing Marathi films and setting up a film production studio. At Zee Network he was content head – Hindi GECs and had been instrumental in delivering quality content with exceptionally popular shows and remarkable characters across a bouquet of genres. He has also worked as a journalist with Mumbai’s leading Marathi newspaper ‘Aapla Mahanagar’ and fortnightly sports magazine ‘Ekach Shatkar’.

Ajay has an M.A. in French Literature from the University of Mumbai and a management degree from MICA, Ahmedabad. An ardent movie buff, he  loves watching films in different genres, besides reading books on history, poetry and philosophy. During the weekends he loves to spend quality time with his family and go on road trips with them.