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Ajay Bhalwankar

Business Head, Sony Marathi & Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)

Business Head, Sony Marathi
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)

Having been with Sony Pictures Networks India since 2014, Ajay Bhalwankar is heading SPN’s
Marathi Channel. Ajay has also served as Chief Creative Director for SPN’s flagship GEC,
Sony Entertainment Television (SET).

Prior to joining SPNI, Ajay worked in various capacities across broadcasters and channels like
Zee TV, Music Asia amongst others where he launched Marathi & Hindi channels besides
producing Marathi films and setting up a film production studio. At Zee Network he was content
head – Hindi GECs and had been instrumental in delivering quality content with exceptionally
popular shows and remarkable characters across a bouquet of genres. He has also worked as
a journalist with Mumbai’s leading Marathi newspaper ‘Aapla Mahanagar’ and fortnightly sports
magazine ‘Ekach Shatkar’.

Ajay has an M.A. in French Literature from the University of Mumbai and a management degree
from MICA, Ahmedabad. An ardent movie buff, he loves watching films in different genres,
besides reading books on history, poetry, and philosophy. During the weekends he loves to
spend quality time with his family and go on road trips with them.