Asianet News Media and Entertainment appoints Nachiket Pantvaidya as MD

Nachiket Pantvaidya

Prior to joining Asianet News Media & Entertainment as MD, Nachiket Pantvaidya was the Group COO of Balaji Telefilms and CEO of ALTBalaji.

Asianet News Media & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (AMEL) has announced that Nachiket Pantvaidya has joined as the Managing Director. AMEL has multiple digital brands in its portfolio including,, etc, and serves consumers in multiple languages.

Pantvaidya was the Group Chief Operating Officer of Balaji Telefilms and CEO of ALTBalaji. He is a respected leader in the Indian TV and entertainment Industry. Having worked across all its facets, he has a comprehensive understanding of the industry.

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Under Nachiket’s leadership, ALTBalaji grew to get recognized as one of India’s most-admired brands of 2020 by White Page International. He also oversaw the P&L department of the company and also its Content, Marketing, Distribution, and Revenues. Further, he has been a part of the companies like Sony Entertainment Television, Star Plus, Star Pravah, and Fox Television Studios in the entertainment industry and has held prime leadership positions at these places. His career includes working with industry leaders like Disney and BBC, as well.

Rajesh Kalra, Executive Chairman, AMEL said, “I am delighted to welcome a leader like Nachiket 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.”



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