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Ronnie Screwvala

Ronnie Screwvala (born 8 September 1956) is an Indian entrepreneur, investor, and film producer known for his contributions to media, entertainment, and education sectors in India.

Early Life and Education

Ronnie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) into a Parsi family. He attended Cathedral and John Connon School and later Sydenham College in Mumbai. During his school days, Screwvala developed a keen interest in theatre and acted in professional plays with Bombay theatre.

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Ronnie’s Early life

Career Highlights

Ronnie has had a diverse career spanning various industries:

Year Career Highlights
1981 Pioneered Cable TV in India
1990-2012 Founded UTV Software Communications
2013 Co-founded The Swades Foundation
2015 Co-founded UpGrad
2017 Founded U Sports
2018 Founded RSVP Movies
2018 Founded Unilazer Ventures

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UTV Software Communications

Ronnie founded UTV Software Communications, which grew into a prominent media conglomerate in India, encompassing a leading movie studio, games studio, and creative content company. UTV was eventually acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2012.

The Swades Foundation

Founded in 2013 by Ronnie and Zarina Mehta, The Swades Foundation aims to uplift rural India by focusing on water, sanitation, health, education, and livelihood opportunities.

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Ronnie Screwvala UpGrad

Screwvala co-founded UpGrad, one of India’s largest online education companies specializing in higher education and skill development across various sectors.

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U Sports

Screwvala co-founded U Sports, focusing on promoting and managing talent in sports like Kabaddi, eSports, and football in India.

RSVP Movies

RSVP Movies marks Ronnie Screwvala’s return to the media and entertainment industry, focusing on developing original scripts and content for movies and digital platforms.

Unilazer Ventures

Through Unilazer Ventures, Screwvala invests in Indian start-ups, focusing on early-stage investments and significant minority stakes across diverse sectors.

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Ronnie Screwvala movies list

Here are some notable films produced or co-produced by Ronnie:

Year Title
2006 Rang De Basanti
2008 Jodhaa Akbar
2010 Udaan
2012 Barfi!
2019 Uri: The Surgical Strike

Personal Life

Ronnie is married to Zarina Mehta, who co-founded UTV and now co-trusts The Swades Foundation. He has a daughter, Trishya Screwvala, from his first marriage to Manjula Nanavati.

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Awards

Ronnie Screwvala’s contributions have been recognized with several awards, including National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards for his films.

Ronnie Screwvala Net Worth

Ronnie Screwvala’s net worth is substantial, reflecting his successful ventures in media, entertainment, and investments in Indian startups. Exact figures can vary due to market changes and investments.

Ronnie Movies

Ronnie has produced/co-produced notable Bollywood films including:

  • Rang De Basanti (2006)
  • Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
  • Barfi! (2012)
  • Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
  • Mission Majnu (2023)

Ronnie Screwvala Shark Tank

Ronnie, a highly successful entrepreneur and film producer with a staggering net worth of Rs 12,800 crore, has joined the panel of sharks for Season 3 of Shark Tank India.

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Ronnie Screwvala Daughter

Trishya Screwvala, Ronnie’s daughter, leads The Lighthouse Project, a nonprofit focusing on education and youth development.

Ronnie Screwvala Wife

Ronnie Screwvala’s wife, Zarina Mehta, co-founded UTV with him and co-trusts The Swades Foundation, supporting their philanthropic efforts.

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Ronnie Screwvala Book

Ronnie authored “Dream with Your Eyes Open,” offering insights into entrepreneurship and his journey in India’s media and entertainment industry.

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