Neeraj Roy

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Neeraj Roy
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Neeraj Roy with Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan at the launch of a social networking community
Born (1967-08-13) August 13, 1967 (age 47) [1]
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Residence Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Occupation Managing director & CEO Hungama

Neeraj Roy (born August 13, 1967) is an Indian businessman. He is the managing director and CEO of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment,[2][3] which owns Hungama.com and Bollywood Hungama, and managing director of ArtistAloud.com. Under his leadership, Hungama today is South Asia’s largest digital and mobile entertainment company. He is also the chairman of the Asia board of the Mobile Entertainment Forum,[4] and was recently voted amongst the ‘50 Most influential People in Mobile Entertainment’ globally. Roy was also awarded the Sun Microsystems-Economic Times Young Leader award in 2001 and voted as one of 25 young leaders in the new millennium by Business India. He is also a speaker at various international forums and on several domestic and international committees advising on the global mobile entertainment opportunity.

Early life and education[edit]

Roy is from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, where his father established the El Chico espresso and snack bar. At the age of eight he was sent boarding school at St. Joseph's College, Nainital, where he completed his schooling. Later he graduated from Allahabad University where he topped his class[1] He moved to Mumbai in 1988 to take an MBA at Sydenham Institute of Management Studies.SIMSREE.[5][6] Roy wanted to be an entrepreneur from his early days in business school.

Career[edit]

Roy began his career in the hospitality industry with the Taj Group of hotels. After a successful decade, he moved on to establish Hungama.com in 1999. Today, Hungama is the largest aggregator, developer and publisher of Bollywood and South Asian entertainment content in the world, having worldwide exclusive rights to over half a million music and video titles.[citation needed]

Roy is known as an innovator and is sought for his vision in the digital and mobile entertainment industry. He has built a business and a team that are highly motivated and believes in his vision.[citation needed]

He has recently[when?] invested in the online venture nautanki.tv, the CEO of which is Sunil R Nair, an ex-employee of Hungama.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Raunaq Roy, who edits Indiawali Brides and Beautiful People. The couple have a daughter, Kyra, and live in Juhu, Mumbai.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Value before Valuation". Forbes India. July 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Firms test the mobile’s future as ad platform". Mint. May 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Aptech, Hungama join hands for Education". Business Standard. April 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ Mobile Entertainment Forum
  5. ^ "Neeraj Roy, MD & CEO of Hungama on his entrepreneurial journey, challenges and what it has meant to take his own path". yourstory. January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Immense Opportunities..". techshout. July 13, 2007. 
  7. ^ "The Sunshine Leos". DNA. June 16, 2006. 

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