Subrata Roy is married Swapna in 1974 and they have two sons. He possesses a huge private property at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh called Sahara City. He is well known for his flashy lifestyle. His rise is also associated with his close proximity with Amar Singh, a business man and political leader of Samajwadi Party and its President and founder, Mulayam Singh Yadav. He is the Managing Worker & Chairman, Sahara India Pariwar, a large business conglomerate involved in entertainment, housing, media and aviation industries.
Education & Carrier of Subrata Roy
Subrata Roy received his Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, in 1996 at National Institute of Technology Durgapur and MS, Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, USA, in 2007.
He launched Sahara TV in 2000 as a 24-hour Hindi entertainment channel which was later renamed as SaharaOne in 2004 consisting of SaharaOne Television and SaharaOne Motion Pictures. FILMY is another film based channel that operationalised in 2006.
Important Works of Subrata Roy
Subrata started off in 1978 with a small para-banking firm. In 1978 he founded Sahara in Uttar Pradesh. The Sahara Group now known as Sahara India Pariwar has become a large business conglomerate involved in entertainment, housing, media and aviation industries. The backbone of the Sahara Group is Sahara India Financial Corporation Limited [SIFO]. Its aviation wing, Sahara Airlines, was sold off to Jet Airways. The Group also sponsors Indian cricket and hockey teams. The Group plans to diversify into housing finance, life insurance, healthcare, consumer products and sportswear.
Awards/Achievements for Subrata Roy
Subrata Roy won the Academy Award from Indian Television Academy for his contribution to Indian Television.