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Subhash Chandra and Family

Subhash Chandra and Family

Dr. Subhash Chandra is credited with starting India’s first ever satellite television entertainment channel, Zee TV in 1992. He also started India’s privately-owned news channel, Zee News. Dr. Chandra is an Independent Member of the Rajya Sabha, (Upper House of the Indian Parliament), a seat he won, in 2016, with the help of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers in the state of Haryana. BJP has been the ruling party in the country since 2014.


Dr. Subhash Chandra is part of the Goenka business family. His brothers Laxmi Narain Goel, Jawahar Goel and Ashok Goel head different businesses of the Essel Group. Jawahar Goel is the Chairman and Managing Director of Dish TV India, Ltd. Dish TV is the Direct-to-Home (DTH) Entertainment Company, and is in the distribution space. Dr. Chandra is the non-Executive Director of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, that owns the entertainment arm, Zee TV. His son, Punit Goenka is the Managing Director of and CEO of the company. Dr. Chandra’s second son, Amit Goenka is the CEO of the company’s international broadcast business.

Media Companies / Groups
Media Outlets


Infrastructure Outsourcing

Cyquator Technologies

Specialty Packaging

Essel Propack Limited


Essel Infraprojects Limited

Integrated Utilities

Smart Utilities

Lifestyle Malls

E-City Real Estates Private Limited

PNG and CNG Projects

Siti Energy Limited

Property Management

E-City Property Management and Services Private Limited


Zee Learn Limited

HR Solutions


Precious Metals

Shirpur Gold Refinery

Financial Services

Essel Finance

Oil and Gas & Potash Mining

Essel Group ME

Multi System Operator

Siti Networks Limited

Film Production and Distribution

Zee Studios

Over-The-Top and Live TV



Diligent Media Corporation Limited

Direct-To-Home Service

Dish TV India Limited

Family & Friends

Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

Laxmi Narain Goel

Subhash Chandra’s brother, Chairman, Suncity Projects Private Limited

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Most data on the Essel Group is publicly available. Zee Media Corporation Limited (ZMCL) is a company that owns the Hindi news channel, Zee News. ZMCL is owned by the Essel Group of companies that have diverse business interests. All of the Group‚Äôs businesses are headed by some member of the Subhash Chandra Family including his brothers ‚Äď Laxmi Narain Goel, Jawahar Goel, and Ashok Goel, his sons ‚Äď Punit Goenka and Amit Goenka and his nephews- Gaurav Goel, Atul Goel, Gagan Goel, Arpit Goel and Ankit Goel.
The company was written to, seeking confirmation of all the details pertaining to the channel and the Company, via email on the 15th January 2019, and a courier on the 1st February 2019. There has been no response from the company.

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