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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeetendra Kapoor

2000 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Sunil Lulla

56 2018 Group Chief Executive Officer

Sanjay Dwivedi

2013 Chief Financial Officer

Nachiket Pantvaidya

2017 Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer - AltBalaji

Simmi Bisht

2013 Chief Compliance Officer, Company Secretary

Ekta Kapoor

37 2009 Joint Managing Director, Executive Director

Shobha Kapoor

63 2009 Managing Director, Executive Director

Tusshar Kapoor

2010 Executive Director

D. Vasal

2014 Additional Director

Jyoti Deshpande

47 2018 Non-Executive Additional Director

Anshuman Thakur

2017 Additional Non-Executive Director

V. Dalal

2014 Additional Independent Director

Arun Purwar

2015 Additional Independent Director

Ashutosh Khanna

2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

D. Rajan

75 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pradeep Sarda

2007 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeetendra Kapoor

Mr. Jeetendra Kapoor is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Balaji Telefilms Limited. He is One of the most popular matinee of Bollywood in 1970s and 1980s, with an experience of four decades. Honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, the Legends of Cinema Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award. Guiding Balaji since 2000. Opened new business avenues with his relationships in the Indian entertainment industry.

Sunil Lulla

Mr. Sunil Lulla has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective May25,2018. Mr. Sunil Lulla is an accomplished veteran with over three decades of experience across media, entertainment and the broadcast industry. He was till recently Chairman and Managing Director of Grey Group India (one of India's leading Ad Agencies). Right from the early days of his career, Mr. Lulla has donned leadership roles as General Manager of HMV (Now Saregama Ltd). He led the successful roll out of MTV in India, turned around entertainment channel SONY and launched the TV Network for Bennett Coleman & Co, The Times Television Network Mr; Lulla has been one of the early Internet explorers with indya.com in 2000. Mr. Lulla has been a prominent member on many boards and forums of the broadcast industry where he has helped shape policies, set industry standards and best practices. He holds a degree in Commerce from Mumbai University and Master's degree in Management Studies from the S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research.

Sanjay Dwivedi

Nachiket Pantvaidya

Mr. Nachiket Pantvaidya serves as Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer - AltBalaji of the Company. Nachiket joined AltBalaji in December 2015 and has very quickly scaled AltBalaji to be one of the leading OTT player in the country with the largest collection of original shows in Hindi and other Indian languages. He brings with him extensive operational experience and an excellent understanding of the entertainment ecosystem having worked across all facets of the media industry. Nachiket has previously worked in senior leadership roles across Sony Entertainment Television, Star TV Network, Fox Television Studio, BBC and Disney. At Balaji Telefilms as Group COO Nachiket will work closely with the television and movies business to drive profitability and operational excellence across the Group. He will help lead the development and implementation of strong processes and controls across the group to deliver on our business plans.

Simmi Bisht

Ekta Kapoor

Ms. Ekta Kapoor is Joint Managing Director, Executive Director of Balaji Telefilms Ltd. She has 16 Years experience. Ms. Kapoor has almost single-handedly revamped India’s television landscape. Balaji’s pioneering shows had enhanced channel revenues, and even today, enjoy a pride of place among the top 2-3 shows on each channel. As the creative force behind Balaji’s success, Ms. Kapoor believes in a hands-on approach to the day-to-day creative direction of each of Balaji’s TV shows and films, routinely putting in 16-18 hours every day. She is Balaji’s principal innovator, whose creative abilities encompass television, motion pictures and new media verticals. Ms. Kapoor’s pioneering work at a young age has earned her several distinguished awards, including The Economic Times (Businesswoman of the Year 2002), Ernst & Young (Entrepreneur of the Year 2001) and the American Biographical Institute (Woman of the Year 2001), among others. Her creative zeal, Balaji has also won every television award in India.

Shobha Kapoor

Mrs. Shobha Kapoor is Managing Director, Executive Director of Balaji Telefilms Limited. She has 16 Years of experience. Mrs. Kapoor played a pivotal role in building the company from humble beginnings in 1994 to India’s television content company today. Since inception, she was responsible for the Company’s operational management, monitoring on-set activity and operational efficiency. Her contribution has created Balaji’s organization and the brand has resulted in a slew of awards, including CEO of the Year (Indian Telly Awards), Businesswoman of the Year (The Economic Times), and Producer awards for television shows produced by Balaji.

Tusshar Kapoor

Mr. Tusshar Kapoor is Executive Director of Balaji Telefilms Ltd., since August 1, 2010. An MBA from Michigan University, U.S.A, Mr. Tusshar Kapoor is an accomplished Bollywood actor. He also devotes time for steering the operations of BMPL. He has won prestigious awards such as the Filmfare Award and the Zee Cine Award for the Best Male Debutant.

D. Vasal

Jyoti Deshpande

Mrs. Jyoti S. Deshpande is Non-Executive Additional Director of the Company. Mrs. Jyoti Deshpande has over 25 years of experience in media and entertainment across advertising, media consulting, television and film. She has been part of the leadership team of Eros International since 2001 and as Group CEO & MD she has spearheaded Eros's growth as a global leader in Indian filmed entertainment. From April 2018, Mrs. Deshpande will join Reliance Industries to head the Media and Entertainment business as President of the Chairman's Office. Reliance Industries Limited is India's largest private sector company, with a consolidated turnover of INR 330,180 crore (USD 50.9 billion), cash profit of INR 42,800 crore (USD 6.6 billion) with business interests spanning hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and 4G digital services. In her new role at Reliance Industries, Mrs. Deshpande will lead the company's initiatives in Media and Entertainment to organically build and grow businesses around the content ecosystem such as Broadcasting, Films, Sports, Music, Digital, Gaming, Animation etc., as well as integrate Reliance Industries' existing media investments such as Viacom, Balaji Telefilms and Eros with a view to build, scale and consolidate the fragmented $20 billion Indian M&E sector. Mrs. Deshpande was featured in the prestigious Fortune India magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business (2017/2015) which celebrates the journeys and triumphs of women who not only impact their organizations but are also thought leaders in their industry.

Anshuman Thakur

V. Dalal

Arun Purwar

Ashutosh Khanna

Mr. Ashutosh Khanna is Non-Executive Independent Director of Balaji Telefilms Ltd. He is based in Korn/ Ferry International’s New Delhi office, from where he heads the firm’s Global Consumer Markets practice. Mr. Khanna leverages the deep relationships he has built within the marketing and advertising fraternity to work closely with clients for senior level placements in the industry.

D. Rajan

Mr. D. G. Rajan is Non-Executive Independent Director of Balaji Telefilms Ltd., since August 31, 2010. He was appointed as Additional Director of the Company on July 19, 2010. Mr. Rajan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was a Partner of Lovelock & Lewes, Chartered Accountants from 1967 and retired therefrom as a Senior Partner in 1990. He was also President of the Management Consultants Association of India and Chairman of the Southern Region of the Indian Paint Association. Presently, he is advisor and management consultant to many domestic and international groups.

Pradeep Sarda

Mr. Pradeep Kumar Sarda is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Balaji Telefilms Ltd. He is Chairman of the Sarda Group of Companies, Mr. Sarda possesses experience across multiple industry verticals, including paper, engineering, construction and real estate. He has been a member of the Board since 2004.