Punit Goenka Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

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Religion: Hinduism
Wife: Shreyasi Goenka
Age: 48 Years


Punit Goenka

Famous ForBeing the Managing Director and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5'8" (173 cm)
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack (Semi-bald)
Awards• IAA Media Person of the Year (2014)
Punit Goenka with his IAA Award
• 'Entrepreneur of the Year' at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) (2014)

• 'IMPACT Person of the Year' for contribution to the media and entertainment industry (2014)
Punit Goenka receives IMPACT Person of the Year Award
• The Economic Times '40 under Forty' – India’s Hottest Business Leaders Award (2014)

• CEO India Magazine honoured him with the 'Young CEO Award' (2015)

• Business Today honoured him with the 'Best CEO Award' in the Media and Entertainment category (2016)
Punit Goenka won the Best CEO Award
• MIPTV's Medailles d’Honneur (2016)

• All India Management Association honoured honoured him with the 'Outstanding Contribution to Media' Award (2018)
Outstanding Contribution to Media
• 'Game-Changer of the Year' Award at the International Advertising Association (IAA) Leadership Awards (2022)
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 June 1975 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023)48 Years
BirthplaceHisar, Haryana, India
Zodiac signGemini
School(s)• The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Himachal Pradesh
• Institut Le Rosey, Rolle, Switzerland
College/UniversityUniversity of Mumbai, Maharashtra
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) (1995)
Punit Goenka observing Diwali Pooja with his wife
CasteMarwari Baniya [1]The Times Of India
ControversySEBI banned him from being a director in any company
SEBI banned him twice, once on 12 June 2023 and then on 14 August 2023 from holding a directorial position in any company. While banning him in August, SEBI claimed that they would complete their investigation in 8 months. Both times the ban was removed by the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT), claiming to take action if the investigation brings up any proof. SEBI's report in January 2024 revealed that up to Rs. 1000 crores may have been siphoned.[2]CNBC TV18
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsShreyasi Goenka (founder of Arth - A Culture Fest, co-director of the Saat Saath Arts Foundation)
Shreyasi Goenka
Wife/SpouseShreyasi Goenka (founder of Arth - A Culture Fest, co-director of the Saat Saath Arts Foundation)
Punit with his wife Shreyasi Goenka
ChildrenSon(s)- 2
• Vivardhan Goenka
Vivardhan Goenka
• Udayan Goenka
Subhash Chandra with his grandson Udayan Goenka
Daughter- 1
• Anandini Goenka
Punit Goenka with his daughter Anandini Goenka
ParentsFather- Subhash Chandra (politician, businessman)

Mother- Sushila Devi (homemaker)
Sushila Devi with Subhash Chandra
SiblingsBrother- Amit Goenka (businessman)
Amit Goenka
Other RelativesUncle- Jawahar Lal Goel (businessman)
Jawahar Lal Goel
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 35 crores (in the financial year 2023) [3]Mint
Social Media
TwitterPunit Goenka

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Punit Goenka

  • Punit is one of the Board of Directors of the Indian Broadcasting & Digital Foundation
  • He did his schooling in different cities including Hisar, Delhi, and Mumbai.
  • His younger brother, Amit Goenka, works at Zee Entertainment Enterprises as the President of Digital Businesses & Platforms.
  • Punit dated Shreyasi Goenka for some time before marrying her. In an interview, he revealed that he broke up with her twice before their marriage.
  • Occasionally, he drinks alcohol.

    Punit Goenka with an alcoholic drink

    Punit Goenka with an alcoholic drink

  • He loves skiing and called it a stressbuster in an interview.
  • Variety named him in their Variety500’s Influential Leaders List in 2018.
  • He avoids watching the shows of his Indian competitors to avoid getting confused.
  • Punit has claimed that he wanted to be a part of his family’s business from his childhood.
  • Punit began his career in 1993 in Essel Group as a trainee. For his first task, he sold amusement park packages to schools in Virar, Mumbai.
  • Punit Goenka took the role of an assistant at Essel Packaging before working as an executive assistant to his father, Subhash Chandra. Later, he joined the Zee Music Records.
  • In December 1997, he worked at ASC Enterprises Limited (ASCEL) as the Vice President of Coordination and Operations.
  • On 1 February 2002, he became the Group President & CEO of ASCEL Group of Companies and launched Dish TV in Delhi with Jawahar Goel, his uncle.
  • He then went on to serve as the business head of Zee Sports before becoming a director of ZEE Digital Convergence Limited.
  • On 1 January 2005, he became the business head of ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL).

    Punit Goenka served as the business head of ZEEL

    Punit Goenka served as the business head of ZEEL

  • He served as the Director of the Adhikaar Foundation in 2007.
  • He became the CEO of ZEEL and the Director of ETC Networks Limited in 2008. He became the director of Zee Turner Limited on 24 July 2008.
  • He was made the Managing Director (MD) of ZEEL on 1 January 2010.
  • He became the director and founder of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) on 9 July 2010.
  • He became the director of Prozone Intu Properties Ltd. on 20 April 2012.
  • Digital Studio featured him in their list of ‘DS Hot 100’ List in the Broadcasters section in 2014.
  • In 2014, he received the ‘IMPACT Person of the Year’ Award from the former Governor of Maharashtra, Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao.
  • He was elected as the president of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (now known as the Indian Broadcasting & Digital Foundation) in 2016.
  • Business Today put him on their list of India’s top 100 CEOs in 2016.
  • He became the first Indian to receive MIPTV’s Medailles d’Honneur with his brother Amit in 2016.

    Punit Goenka won the Medailles d'Honneur Award

    Punit Goenka won the Medailles d’Honneur Award

  • His father, Subhash Chandra, is the chairman of Essel Group, a media tycoon and the founder of Zee TV. He has also served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 2016 to 2022.
  • In 2017, Punit stopped smoking tobacco cigarettes but smokes electronic cigarettes from IQOS.
  • He was the President of The India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) from 2018 to 2020.

    Punit Goenka served as the President of IAA

    Punit Goenka giving a speech as the President of the IAA

  • He became the chairman of BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council) India in January 2019.
  • In 2019, Punit’s uncle, Jawahar Lal Goel, became the Zee Media Network’s Editor-in-Chief.
  • On 1 January 2020, he was reappointed for a 5-year term as an MD and CEO of ZEEL.
  • He lunched with Manjiri Sonar, his one millionth Twitter follower, and her family in Mumbai in 2017.

    Punit Goenka with Manjiri Sonar

    Punit Goenka with Manjiri Sonar

  • As part of his Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) drive against COVID-19, he donated 46 ambulances and 50 High Flow Heated Respiratory Humidifiers to the BMC on 14 June 2020.

    Punit Goenka started CSR drive against COVID-19

     A photo of Punit Goenka taken with his donated ambulance