October 22, 1965 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Executive, Political Activist, CEO|
Sameer Nair (born 1965) is a Senior Indian media executive and business professional currently serving as Group CEO of Balaji Telefilms.
Nair received his Higher Secondary Certificate from Wilson High School in Mumbai. From 1982 to 1984, Nair studied physics at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He later earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Madras via correspondence courses while studying hotel management at the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Mumbai.
He was the CEO of Star Entertainment India, the entertainment wing of the STAR India Network. He is also the former CEO of Imagine TV. In 2001, Rupert Murdoch hired Nair as programming chief for Star TV in India as part of a revamping to get the network to appeal more to a middle-class Indian audience. Previously, the network lacked Hindi-language programming in favor of foreign programs.
Sameer jumped into politics in India and joined Aam Adami Party (AAP) 
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