Who is Amit Khanna?

Amit Khanna

Former CEO of Reliance Entertainment.

He started his film career as an Executive Producer with Actor – Producer, Dev Anand's Nav Ketan in 1971.
He has written lyrics for 400 film & non-film songs including many all-time hits as well as a dozen feature film scripts which include award winning films like Saaransh.
He also directed India’s first music video with Nazia & Zoeb Hassan in 1984.
He pioneered Business News on Indian Television.
In 1980, he produced his first feature film Man Pasand.
In the Eighties, he wrote and directed critically acclaimed films Sheeshay ka Ghar and Shesh and several documentaries.
One of the first independent Producers of TV programming in India, Amit Khanna, set up PLUS CHANNEL in 1990, India's first entertainment conglomerate where he produced 10 feature films, over 3000 hours of original TV programming and over 1000 music albums in various genres and languages. Amit Khanna has been involved with media since school.
He has worked in Theatre, Radio, Television, Journalism, Films and new Media.
He is a pioneer in the Converged Media space.
He writes extensively on Media in various magazines and newspapers including Times of India, Hindustan Times, Economic Times, DNA & Business Standard and several websites He is a Chairman - Convergence Committee of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry).
He is a Member – Prime Minister’s Committee on Information, Communication & Entertainment (ICE), and Member - CII’s Entertainment & Media Committee.
He is the President – Earth Communications Office (an Environment - NGO).
He was the President - All India Film Producers Council, Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd., for three terms and Vice President of Association of Motion Picture & TV Program Producers for 17 years.
He has been on the Governing Councils of the Film Institutes in both Pune & Kolkatta.
He was the first Indian to serve on the international Emmy’s Jury.
He has also been on the Jury of film festivals.
Besides serving on various International, Government and Trade organizations and Institutions, he has won several awards including three national awards for films.