Nitin Kukreja

MUMBAI: Lupa Systems CEO James Murdoch and Uday Shankar, the former chairman and CEO of Star India and president of Walt Disney Asia Pacific, announced Thursday that they are forming a new venture to explore technology and media opportunities in emerging markets.

The new partnership reunites Murdoch and Shankar, who worked together building Star India into the region's largest media company, prior to its sale as part of the merger of 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company. Star now reaches 600m+ viewers every week and operates Hotstar, Asia's leading OTT platform.

Dec 24, 2020 14:12
MUCH HAS BEEN ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT Indian media's biggest executive departure of 2020. The resignation of Uday Shankar as president, The Walt Disney Company APAC and chairman, Star & Disney India, announced October 8, also marks the end of arguably THE defining decade in the evolution of professional Indian sport in the 21st century. 
Mar 19, 2019 13:03
MUMBAI: A day ahead of the schedule set by The Walt Disney Company to close its $71.3 billion acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox (12:02 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 20), comes the confirmation that Rupert Murdoch's youngest son James is independently setting up shop in India.
Dec 28, 2017 10:12
MUMBAI: Star India managing director Sanjay Gupta has confirmed the appointment of Gautam Thakar as chief executive officer - Star Sports.  In his new role, Thakar will lead the sports broadcast business as its CEO. His appointment is effective January 15 2018 and fills a vacancy open since April 1 when Nitin Kukreja resigned from the position.
Dec 11, 2017 15:12
MUMBAI: Nitin Kukreja, former CEO of Star Sports, is ending his sabbatical to take over as chief executive of IQuest Enterprises Private Limited, the investment company that handles all the businesses of serial entrepreneur Nimmagadda Prasad.