Dr. Subhash Chandra

Dr. Subhash Chandra

Dr. Subhash Chandra

Founder and Chairman of Essel Group

Subhash (born 30 November 1950), full name Subhash Chandra Goel, is an Indian media mogul, businessman, television personality, motivational speaker and philanthropist. He is chairman of India’s largest TV channel network Zee Media, Essel Group and is an Indian conglomerate.

His channel Zee TV competes with, among others, Sony Entertainment Television and STAR Plus. His TV channels, numbering up to 70, including those in local language Hindi reach 959 millions people spread over 169 countries.  He launched India’s first satellite TV channel, Zee TV, in 1992. Other interests include packaging, theme parks, lotteries and cinema multiplexes. In 2005, in collaboration with Dainik Bhaskar group, Subhash Chadra launched an English daily, DNA, in Mumbai to challenge the well settled The Times of India newspaper and the competition was one of the biggest newspaper battles of Mumbai and sustaining earlier losses, the newspaper eventually turned around.