Amit Goenka Age, Family, Biography

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Age: 47 Years
Hometown: Hisar, Haryana
Education: MBA

Amit Goenka

Famous ForKnown for being the Chief Executive of the International Broadcast Business of Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) 5’ 9” (175 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Awards & Honours• Médaille d’Honneur (2011)
Amit Goenka holding the Médailles d’Honneur
• 21st century Icon Awards (2021)
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1977
Age (as of 2024) 47 Years
BirthplaceHisar, Haryana
HometownHisar, Haryana
Educational QualificationMaster of Business Administration [1]Business Today
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
ParentsFather- Subhash Chandra (Politician, Chairman of Essel Group)
Mother- Sushila Devi
Subhash Chandra With His Wife Sushila Devi
SiblingsBrother- Punit Goenka (Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Zee Entertainment Enterprises)
Punit Goenka
Social Media
TwitterAmit Goenka

A photo of Amit Goenka (left) with his brother Punit Goenka

Some Lesser Known Facts About Amit Goenka

  • Amit belongs to a Marwari family.
  • In early 2001, he founded the company Cyquator Technologies Ltd in Mumbai, which specialized in web hosting and e-solutions. After a year, the company had to be downsized because of the dot-com bubble burst.
  • In 2002, he made an interim agreement with his father to look after the Zee Learn business and worked on the business for eight months.
    A logo of Zee Learn
  • After working for Zee Learn, he joined Playwin, an online lottery firm, to gain experience in the business.
  • After he joined Playwin, the company earned a revenue of Rs 650 crore in its first year and went on to earn more than Rs 3,400 crore in the fifth year.
    A logo of Playwin
  • He became the head of Zee Entertainment’s International Broadcast Business and Essel Group’s Infrastructure Head in 2014.
  • After becoming the head of the Essel Group, he introduced the Power, Water and Gas distribution business to the company.
    A logo of Essel Group
  • He became the director of several other companies such as Fun Multiplex Private Limited (AMAL) in 2005, Digital Media Convergence Limited in 2006, Essel Entertainment Media Limited in 2007, and Indian Digital Media Industry Foundation in 2021.
  • In 2006, he launched a unique payment method which was India’s first pre-paid cash card service known as Itz Cash Card.

    A photo of ITZ Cash Card

    A photo of the Itz Cash Card

  • Punit and Amit became the first citizens of India to receive the French honour of Médaille d’Honneur in 2011.