He had developed and executed strategies and plans to fulfill business objectives with bottom-line impact in some of the biggest content giants in India like Sony Pictures Networks, Endemol Shine, CA Media, etc. He is a True problem-solver and ``Big Picture`` thinker in all aspects of his professional life.
Presently he is working with Banijay Asia as Senior Vice President,2018.
Girish is an astute and result oriented professional with rich experiences of over 20years in Television, Sports as well as Films. He is a keen planner and well versed with team building. An effective communicator with analytical, problem solving and organizational abilities. Like listening to music and he is a fitness freak.
At Banijay Asia, Rajesh is responsible for developing the scripted slate for Banijay Asia.
Life Mein Ek Baar on Fox Life, Coke Studio and Unplugged for MTV India and the more recent Comicstaan on Amazon Prime are some of the Non-scripted shows that he has enjoyed the most to be a part of. Heroes on Channel V was the first scripted show where he was nominated in the Best Director Category at the Indian Television Academy Awards (ITA) while directing Swim Team which was one of the longest running scripted format (246 episodes) made him win the hearts of India’s youth. Niche Programming, developing and directing content for the Youth is what catches Khuzema's interest the most and, of course, juggling between Scripted and Non-scripted has always nurtured his skills and given him a more holistic view on the craft we do.
His vision is to create engaging Interactive content that brings an exciting change in viewing habits of the consumer.
From creating a pitch with a seed of thought till delivering the show on air, both development & execution are his strengths.
Across his career, Karan has tapped into various genres such as Reality TV, Sports, Comedy, Adventure, Food, Dating etc. and has gained expertise for adapting international formats like Master-chef, Fear Factor, Bigg Brother, Ice Road Truckers, and creating original content with successful shows like Mission Frontline (Winner 26th Asian Television Awards – Best Infotainment) , Comicstaan, Arrived, Into the wild with Bear Grylls , Taste Match (Winner 22nd Asian Television Awards – Best Talk Show) for the Indian Market.
Having been with Banijay Asia since its inception in 2018, Karan has earned a reputation for being someone who brings new dynamics into broadcasts, remains in-tune with current trends & viewer interests.
A National Institute of Fashion Technology alumini, he has spent over a decade in fashion, apparel retail, brand management and advertising, working for the best clothing brands in the world and eventually rising to the position of Vice President - creatives and marketing (for the youth streetwear brand Riot). In the 13th year of his arguably successful career, he decided to quit and walk the clichéd path of ‘following his passion’.
In the last 12 years of his hustle in the entertainment business out of which 7 were spent as a freelancer, he has written and directed an award winning short(In Continuum, winner best short at RIFF, Jaipur, 2015), written an Indie Marathi film(Kalti, 2016), been a creative producer on about 15 TV films for the Zee Theatre project streaming on Zee5 where classic stage plays like Henry Ibsen’s Dolls House, Rabindra Nath Tagore’s Chokher Bali(which he also wrote the Hindi adaptation for), Mahesh Dattani’s Final Solutions & The Big Fat City, Ranjit Kapur’s Wrong Turn and many others were adapted for the screen, wrote the period political drama series ‘Union of India’ (being produced by BANIJAYAsia & streaming soon on Jio Cinema) and freelanced as a writer and development resource with BANIJAY Asia before coming on board full time in January,2019.
Although an all-rounder who is equally at ease in writing rooms and filming sets, his real interest and strengths lie in developing factual content, book adaptations and human stories. You can find him deep diving into books or the internet researching on ideas if he is not catching up on the latest OTT release.