Subhash Chandra

About Subhash Chandra

Birth Day: November 30, 1950
Birth Place: Mumbai, India, India
Preceded by: Suresh Prabhu, BJP
Constituency: Haryana State
Political party: Independent
Spouse(s): Sushila Devi
Children: (2) Punit Goenka, Amit Goenka
Mother: Tara Devi Goenka
Father: Nandkishore Goenka
Residence: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation: Chairman of Essel Group
Known for: Media mogul
Net worth: US$ 4.6 billion
Properties: Zee Tv

Subhash Chandra

Subhash Chandra was born on November 30, 1950 in Mumbai, India, India. Media magnate Subhash Chandra's Zee Entertainment Enterprises, is the flagship of his Essel Group, and run by sons Punit and Amit. The television broadcaster's array of 75 channels reaches more than one billion viewers in 171 countries. Zee's presence in Southeast Asia covers Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. The broadcaster sold its Ten Sports Network to Sony Pictures for $385 million in August and agreed to buy television channels and a 49% stake in an FM radio business from fellow billionaire Anil Ambani for a total of $280 million. Essel's infrastructure unit has a joint venture with China's Golden Concord Holdings for a $2 billion solar-equipment project in Andhra Pradesh state in South India. Chandra, who is a member of parliament, has published his autobiography, The Z Factor-My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time.
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Popular As Subhash Chandra
Occupation Media
Age 73 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born November 30, 1950 (Mumbai, India, India)
Birthday November 30
Town/City Mumbai, India, India
Nationality India

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Subhash Chandra’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Subhash Chandra was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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"It is indeed a privilege to be recognized outside one’s country, and in the presence of such highly acclaimed and respected individuals. I thank you all for bestowing this prestigious award that I feel honoured to receive."



Chandra was born in a village in Hisar district, Haryana in a "baniya" family. In 1965, he dropped out of 10th grade to join the family Business of commission agents and traders who procured and supplied rice to Food Corporation of India.


In the 1980s he started Manufacturing flexible packaging (mainly plastic tubes) for goods such as toothpaste under the name Essel Packaging. He followed up with a leisure park EsselWorld in north Mumbai, then known as Bombay.


Chandra launched India's first satellite TV channel, Zee TV, in 1992. The channel competes with, among others, Sony Entertainment Television and STAR Plus. His TV channels, numbering up to 70, including those in local language Hindi, reach 959 million people spread over 169 countries.


In 2005, in collaboration with Dainik Bhaskar group, Chandra launched an English daily, DNA, in Mumbai to challenge the well settled The Times of India newspaper. The competition was one of the biggest newspaper battles of Mumbai. Sustaining earlier losses, the newspaper eventually turned around.


In November 2009, he took over management responsibility of Daily News and Analysis (DNA)), which is among the top eight English dailies in India and one of the fastest growing English newspapers in the country.


The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time is an autobiography of Subhash Chandra. It was co-edited by Pranjal Sharma. The book was launched on 20 January 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7, Race Course Road, New Delhi. The book was also officially unveiled at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival on 21 January 2016.

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