PROFESSIONAL LIFE

Amit Khanna has been involved with Media since school. He has worked in theatre, Radio, Television, Journalism, Films & new media for four decades.

Son of : Hem & Jawaharlal Khanna
Date of Birth : 1st March, 1951 (Delhi)
Marital Status : Bachelor

- Passed I.S.C. in 1st Division from St. Columbia's School (New Delhi) in 1967.
- B.A. (Hons.) in English from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi (1968-71)

- Plus Channel (India) Ltd. 1990-2000

- Business Plus, People Plus, Bollywood Plus
  (Video News Magazines : 1990 - 92)
- Plus News Bank
  (Print feature syndicate : 1990 - 2000)
- Tempus
  (Monthly Magazine           : 1969 - 1971)
- Take-2
  (Entertainment Weekly Broadsheet - 1982)

- Probe India 1987 - 89
- Online – Singapore 1995 - 97
- Economic Times 1997 - 2000

- Various Magazines & Periodicals
- Has written over 700 articles in National & International Paper
- Contributor – Encyclopedia Britannica

- Media Musing : Various National Papers (1993 – 97)
- Enterprise : Economic Times (1999 – 2000)
- Freeze Frames : Business Standard (2002 - 2008)

- Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) (1997)

- Media Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)  

- National Committee of Media & Entertainment of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)
- Convergence Committee, Federation of Indian Chambers & Commerce Industry (2002 - 2011)
- e-Entertainment @lliance (Alliance of FICCI, NASSCOM & TIE) (2000 - )

- All India Film Producers Council (2001 – 02) & (2003 – 06)
- The Film Producers Guild of India Ltd. (2001 – 02) & (2003 – 06)
- Earth Communications Office India Association (2001 - )

- Film Producers Guild of India Ltd. (1995 – 2000)
- Association of Motion Pictures & (1985 – 2000)
- TV Programme Producers  

- Film Producers Guild of India Ltd (1997 – 82)
- All India Film Producers Council (1997 – 82)

- Xaviers Institute of Communications
- F.T.I.I., (Pune), Sophia College, Indian Institute of Event Management.
- Several Universities & Colleges
- Mentor, X – Media Lab, Sydney, Australia

- Attended over 100 Seminars & Conferences on Media and related issues, worldwide.
- International World Congress on Authors' Rights, Paris, (1989)
- WIPO – Conference on E-commerce – Geneva (2001)
- Jury International Emmy Awards (1991)
- NATPE, Las Vegas (2001)
- MIPCOM / MIP TV (1992 onwards)
- Cannes Film Festival (1992 onwards)
- Moscow Film Festival (1987, 1997)
- Leader – Indian Entertainment Delegation to Japan & U.S. (2001)
- Leader – Indian Film Delegation to U.K. & Switzerland (2002)
- Leader – Indian Film Delegation to South Africa (2004)
A leading spokes person of the Indian Entertainment Industry since 1980.

- UPFJA : 1976 & 1981
- CINEGOERS : 1979
- BFJA : 1980
- LIONS CLUB : 1986
- UPTRON : 1987
- BHAIRAVI : 1996
  (Best Lyrics – National Award) :  
- GUDIA : 1996
  (Best Hindi Film – National Award) :  
- SARDARI BEGUM : 1997
  (Best Urdu Film – National Award) :  
- T.V. Personality of the Year : 1997
  (Times Magazine) :  
1. Industry Leadership Award at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)
2. First Leadership Award at Indian Film Festival of Houston
3. Life Time Achievement Award for Television (UPTRON) & CMO Council Masterbrand

- BHAIRAVI
- Madrid Intl. Film Festival 1996
- Cairo Intl. Film Festival 1996
- GUDIA
- Uncertain Regard - 50th Cannes May 96
- Edinburgh Aug 96
- Montreal Aug 96
- Quebec Aug 96
- Festival dei 5 Countries Rome Oct 96
- Bite the Mango Oct 96
- London Nov 96
- Argentina Nov 96
- Rennes, France Jan 97
- SAAZ
- The Penang Pearl Awards Aug 97
- SARDARI BEGUM
- Indian Panorama Jan 97
- Tashkent Film Festival May 97
- Munich Film Festival Jun 97
- Moscow Film Festival Jul 97
- MontrealWorld Film Festival Aug 97

- Radio & TV Advertising Practitioners Association : (1982 – 1995)
- Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA) : (1984 - )
- Executive Committee of Film Federation of India : (1985 - 2000)
  (Apex body of Indian Film Industry)  
- Selection Panel of Indian Panorama : (1985,1989,1993)
- Film Import Selection Committee, Govt. of India. : (1988 – 1990)
- Governing Council of Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) : (1988 – 1990)
- Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Western Panel : (1990 – 1994)
- Appraisal Committee of Ministry of Environment & Forests : (1990 – 1994)
- Governing Council, Satyajit Ray Film & TV Institute : (1994 – 1996)
- Executive Committee of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) : (1999 – 2000)
- Advisory Group to the Minister of Information & Broadcasting : (1999 - 2003)
- Export Promotion Forum, Ministry of Information & : (1999 - 2002)
  Broadcasting, Govt. of India.  
- National Executive, Federation of Indian Chambers of : (2001 - )
  Commerce & Industry (FICCI)  
- Expert Group of GATS, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, : (2002 - 2005)
  Govt. of India  
- Executive Committee of Indo European Centre, Paris : (2003 – 2005)
  (Think Tank)  
- Steering Committee of International Film Festival of India : (2003 – 2007)
- Prime Minister's Committee on Information, Communication : (2005 - )
  & Entertainment (ICE), Planning Commission, Govt. of India.  
- Service Council, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) : (2005 - )
- Sub Group on Broadband Development, Ministry of : (2007 - )
  Communications & IT, Govt. of India.  
- Working Group for Eleventh Five Year & Twelfth Five Year : (2007 - )
- Plan on Information & Broadcasting Sector, Govt. of India.  
- Advisory Board of the Forum d'Avignon, Paris. : (2009 - )

Chairman
Reliance Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
1st Floor, 49/50, Maruti Chambers,
Fun Republic Lane,
Near YashRaj Studios,
Veera Desai Extension Road,
Andheri (West),
Mumbai – 400 053.