SAHARA STAR, 16 JANUARY 2019

J D MAJETHIA

Producer, Actor, Director & Writer, Hats Off Productions

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
o Jamnadas Majethia (JD) has completed a Masters in Management Studies from the Mumbai
University [ KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies].
o He graduated from Narsee Monjee College Of Commerce and Economics
o Schooled at Balbharti High School
ACHIEVEMENTS :
o Recognition and accolades for his outstanding acting ability were strewn on his path right
from young age; he won more than 20 awards for acting in inter-collegiate drama
competitions in short span of 4 years. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Gujarat
State Award for his role in the path breaking Gujarati film ‘Dariya Chhoru’ and ‘Sangeet
Natya Academy Award’ for his play ‘Suryavanshi’ and was honored with ‘Maharathi Of
Gujarat Award 2008’. During Sabarmati Festival 2016, he along with his Khichdi Team
had been felicitated by Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel .
o His experience gained as a producer, producing entertainment software, leads him to be a
leader of Television Producers Association and he is serving as the Co-Chairman of IFTPC
(Indian Film And Tv Producers Council) since last 6 years.
o He had been elected as a General Secretary of Student’s Council in Junior and Senior college
in Narsee Monjee College Of Commerce and Economics which has proved of his unique
ability of being successful leader.
o Also he was the only one in the history of Narsee Monjee College Of Commerce and
Economics who had received The Best Student Award in Junior as well as Senior/Degree
college.

JD, the founder of HATS OFF PRODUCTIONS LTD, is a well-established producer and a brilliant actor. His acting career, spanning over 20 years, has seen him play an amazing
range of roles in theatre, television serials and feature films. An actor par excellence, he
has also earned a name as a reputed producer of plays, TV serials and now feature films. What
sets him apart is his dynamism in everything he attempts. For JD, showbiz comes rather naturally
and he effortlessly wears different hats at different times proving his versatility as a producer,
director and an actor. He is the one who brought a change in Bollywood thinking by making
‘Khichdi the Movie’. It was first ever TV show in India which graduated into a movie. The
Chief Minister of Gujarat Shree Narendra Modi also watched the premier along with him and
complimented the fruitful efforts made to entertain people. After adding one more feather in his
Hat by entering into Bollywood by producing his first film ‘Khichdi the Movie’, he is currently
working on transporting his largely popular plays to films which have a huge potential for their

own forthcoming films as a very successful film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar
‘Waqt : the Race Against Time’ was made from his play “Aavjo Vahal Fari Malishu”.
Before embarking on his own with HATS OFF PRODUCTIONS LTD in 1995, JD was
no stranger to the media world as his stint as a Marketing Executive with Mudra
Communications, where he handled sponsored programmes for Mudra Videotech. This
grounding only helped him gain a holistic view of the media industry.
As a talented creative producer in the television industry, his in-depth involvement and
understanding of stories, concepts, characterizations and other creative aspects of television
production makes him stand out in a class apart from the normal breed of producers today.

JD has worked continuously for the growth and enhancement of HATS OFF
PRODUCTIONS LTD and desires to continue to produce a multitude of TV serials for various
channels. It was no surprise then to the industry when Hats Off Productions Ltd won the 14 th
Lions Gold Awards 2007 for Lions Favorite Television Production House category.
There is no looking back by this powerhouse of talent as he groomed his company into
television production and also working hard of making it big in Bollywood as well. Thus he,
being an icon of Gujarat in Tellywood as well as Bollywood industry, he portrays and enlighten
Gujarat, its people, its culture, values & customs by producing entertainment software with the
essence of Gujarati culture and work towards promoting Gujarat worldwide through
entertainment media like no one else does. He has brought a change the way Gujaratis are
perceived now.

EXPERIENCE:
 Acted in a number of Gujarati plays, a few Gujarati serials and Gujarati films.
 Modeled in Ad films for more than 75 brands (Bristol Cigarettes, Suzuki Samurai, LG
TV etc.)
 Acted in Hindi serials like Chanakya, Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka, Karishma Ka Karishma
Khichdi, Baa Bahoo Aur Baby, Survivor any many more . Also acted in his 1 st produced
film ‘Khihcdi The Moive’.
 Produced Gujarati plays: ‘Ladakvaya’ (90 Shows), ‘Thank You Kokila’ (225 shows),
‘Ek Bijane Gamta Rahiye’ (275 shows), and ‘Aavjo Vhala Fari Malishu’ (240
shows).
Recently HATS OFF PRODUCTIONS LIMITED under his supervision produced season 2 of
its very popular family comedy ‘Khichdi’ which aired on Star Plus every weekend and also
produced web series for season 2 of ‘Sarabhi VS Sarabhi Take 2’ for Hotstar .
In past too under his supervision his banner Hats Off Productions Ltd has produced many
popular series like ‘Baa Bahoo Aur Baby’ an emotional family drama, which aired on Star

Plus, ‘Jasuben Jayantilal Joshi Ki Joint Family’ also an emotional family drama which is
telecast on NDTV Imagine, ‘Shree’ a supernatural love story and ‘Mera Naam Karengi
Roshan’ which were on aired on ZEE TV every Monday to Thursday. The popular comedy
serial ‘Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai’, ‘Khichdi’, ‘Instant Khichdi’ and a family drama ‘Resham
Dankh’, ‘Bhure Bhi Hum Bhale bhi Hum’ for Star Plus, ‘Remote Control’ a comic middle
class family drama for 9X, weekly serial ‘Ek Packet Umeed’ for NDTV Imagine which had a
social message and won the Telly Award 2008 in the best weekly program category. Also had
“Behenein’, a powerful family oriented show on Star Plus , ‘Sukh By Chance’ an entertaining
family drama for Sony TV, a complete family comedy ‘Mrs. Tendulkar’ and ‘Chintu Chinki
Aur Ek Badi Si Love Story’ for SAB TV , ‘Choti Si Zindagi’ a social drama based on an
orphanage and spreading the message of hope on Zee TV , ‘Ek Dusare Se Karte Hain Pyaar
Hum’ a sweet family drama on Star Plus, ‘Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka’ a path braking drama on
Sony TV , ‘Alaxmi-Hamari Bahu Ka Super Parivaar’ on Life Ok . ‘R K Laxman Ki
Duniya’ a comedy way to express a common man problem on SAB TV and ‘Bh Se Bhade’ a
comedy way to express a common man solving problem of others on weekends on Zee TV.
‘Mahi Sagar’ & ‘Naya Mahisagar ‘ a daily drama aired on Big Magic and also produced
Marathi show ‘Madhuri Middle Class’ which aired every Wed-Thur 9.30pm on Star Pravah,
‘Badi Doorse Aaye Hain’ a 1 st ever alien comedy and ‘Khidki’ based on reality funny incidents
of viewers for SAB, followed by a weekend family series ‘Bakula Bua Ka Bhoot’ aired on &
TV.

Also have made the show “Kudkudiya House No. 43” (previously Batliwalla House No 43)
for Sony TV which was an adaption of very popular British Television show ‘The Kumars at
No. 42’. Have also made 49 episodes “Main Office Tere Aangan Ki” for Sahara Manoranjan
(Sahara Tv) which was a no.1 weekly show of the channel.
Till now HATS OFF PRODUCTIONS LTD has produced more than 25 shows of different
goners for various channels mostly based on Gujarati culture as a backdrop of the show and
many more to come;