Keynote

Sameer Nair

CEO, Applause Entertainment

Sameer Nair,
Chief Executive Officer, Applause Entertainment

Sameer Nair is a media & entertainment industry pioneer, credited with leading the content team that built Star TV in the early days, including greenlighting Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, now credited as a turning point in India’s television history.

As Chief Executive of Applause Entertainment for the past two years, Sameer is leading the next phase of the Indian content boom with shows such as The Office, Hostages , Criminal Justice and Mayangari – City of Dreams for Disney’s Indian streaming platform Hotstar, and Mind the Malhotras for Amazon Prime Video.

Over the past three decades, Sameer has also worked for Balaji Telefilms and NDTV Imagine.