Uday Shankar joined Star TV India as its Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and oversaw Star TV’s business ventures in India. In the past, Mr. Shankar has worked as the head of the Hindi news channel, Aaj Tak and also as the Chief Executive Officer of the Star News channel and Head of Sahara TV’s news television channel business.
He has been a Director of Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd since September, 2009. He serves as a Director of several media companies such as Tata Sky Limited, Media Content and Communication Services (India) Private Limited and Asianet Communications Limited.
He holds an M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Delhi. Mr. Shankar is also a graduate in Journalism from the Times of India Media School.