The name - Shri Subhash Chandra, can be summarized in three simple terms - Visionary, Father of Indian Television and Philanthropist.
Subhash Ji is the Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha from his home state Haryana.
Subhash Ji is also the founder of India’s first private satellite television company ZEE Entertainment a part of the multifaceted conglomerate Essel Group, which is now in its 91st year with an annual turnover of $3.6 billion. Essel Group, which has its interest in Media & Entertainment, Education, Infrastructure, Financial Services, has created an empire over $ 10 billion.
Rightly referred as ‘The Father of Indian Television’, Subhash Ji’s pioneering vision has gifted India, not just its first private satellite television but an entire industry which generates employment for more than 5 Million people.
Indian Satellite Television industry is celebrating its silver jubilee this year & ZEE which started this industry, 25 years ago, now caters to over 1.3 billion viewers from 172 countries in more than 19 languages.
Having established the presence in the entertainment industry with ZEE, Subhash Ji further revolutionized the news ecosystem by launching India's first 24 hours private news channel, Zee News.
In May 2017, on the completion of 90 years of Essel Group, amidst the presence of the President of India and Prime Minister of India, Subhash Ji announced a fund of Rs. 5000 crores of his family wealth for the Subhash Chandra Foundation, which is aimed towards capacity building of India.
Subhash Ji shares his rich experience gained from over 51 years of his business on the Subhash Chandra Show, which is watched by millions of viewers across the country. With this popular show, he is now a guiding force for the youth of the nation, enriching and empowering their lives.
Subhash Ji is an educationist, who is also the Chairman of Ekal Global, which works for the under-privileged children, especially in the tribal areas. Ekal Abhiyan started in 1989 and it presently runs 65,177 schools India and 1900 in Nepal. It has so far reached the lives of around 18 lakh children, especially in the Naxal hit areas, and envisions of starting 1,00,000 schools.
Subhash Ji firmly believes in giving back to the society. Mandi Adampur, the grain market that was founded by his grandfather in 1926 and later where Subhash Ji was born in 1950, 67 years later is now one of the 5 villages adopted by him in Hisar, Haryana.
He is a practitioner of Vipassana - the most ancient techniques of meditation, and a moving force in bringing back this age-old tradition of meditation to its roots, i.e. India.
For his contributions to the industry, Subhash Ji has been awarded the International Emmy Directorate Award at their 39th International Emmy Awards night in New York. He has also been honoured with the Doctorate of Business Administration by the University of East London.
Subhash Ji’s vision is to take India to a global stage and to eradicate the challenges faced by the nation at a domestic and at an international level. A global leader who takes immense pride in his roots and his country, a firm a believer of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (One World – One Family), and an author of the bestseller ‘The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time’, Subhash Ji is working towards helping India face and eradicate its challenges to create a better tomorrow.
He is leader, who has proven his potential to nurture the nation, and elevate it globally. A leader, who has the power to fight against all odds, and solve the challenges the nation currently faces.