Ashish Hemrajani is an Indian entrepreneur and the founder of BookMyShow.com, India’s leading online ticket-booking platform for movies, plays, concerts, sports games, and live events.
Ashish Hemrajani Wiki/Biography
He is an Indian entrepreneur hailing from Mumbai. He was born in 1975. He is currently 48 years old.
Ashish completed his schooling at Maneckji Cooper Education Trust in Mumbai. Then he completed his graduation from Mithibai College which was in Juhu in Mumbai. Then he went to the USA to complete his MBA in Marketing at Sydenham University in 1997.
He is Indian by Nationality and Hindu by Region. Ashish was born and brought up in a well-off family in Mumbai Maharashtra.
Ashish Hemrajani has an approximate height of 1.8 meters (5’11”) and a weight of around 70 kilograms (154 lbs).
He has black eyes and black hair. His body measurement is 40 chest size, 30 waist size, and 12 biceps.
Family, Caste & Wife
Ashish Hemrajani was born into a well-to-do family in Mumbai. The details about her father’s name and mother’s name are not available publicly.
He is married to Nilima Hemrajani.
They have children named as Ishaan (2000) and Sharanya (2003).
Ashish Hemrajani’s career journey began after completing his MBA program when he joined J. Walter Thompson, an advertising agency, as part of their client management team.
However, it was during a vacation to South Africa with his friends Parikshit Dar and Rajesh Balpande that a game-changing idea struck him. Inspired by a radio program promoting rugby ticket sales, Hemrajani thought of bringing online ticket booking services to India.
In 1999, at the young age of 24, Hemrajani founded Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., the parent company of BookMyShow.com. The company faced challenges, including the dot-com burst in 2001, but Hemrajani’s determination and belief in the power of the internet helped him stick with BookMyShow to success.
Under his leadership, BookMyShow.com was officially launched in February 2007 and rapidly expanded its operations, providing a convenient platform for users to book tickets for movies, events, concerts, and sports matches.
Hemrajani’s foresight led to the launch of the BookMyShow mobile app, recognizing the growing dominance of mobile consumers in India.
The company is backed by investments from notable firms such as Network 18, SAIF Partners, Stripes Group, and Accel Partners.
Favorite Song: “Tambourine Man” by Bob Dylan.
Favorite Activities: Unwinding by going sailing and visiting the beach in Juhu.
Favorite holidays: Turkey and New Zealand.
Hobbies: Ashish loves to play the piano.
Favorite book: ‘Fortune Teller Once Told Me’.
Favorite movie: ‘The King’s Speech’.
Salary & Net Worth
Ashish Hemrajani’s net worth stands at an impressive Rs. 1000 crores. His entrepreneurial success and the growth of BookMyShow have undoubtedly contributed to his substantial wealth.
Hemrajani is an avid reader who finds solace in books.
He met and interacted with other Entrepreneurs as well
He is an esteemed member of the Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Bombay Sailing Association, and Colaba Sailing Club.
Ashish Hemrajani purchased “Green Ticket Company” and is optimistic about its progress.
He can be found on LinkedIn (username: ashishhemrajani), Instagram (username: fafsters), and Twitter (username: fafsters).
Hemrajani’s future plans include expanding the company further and potentially going for an IPO. He purchased “Green Ticket Company” and is confident in its progress.
BookMyShow.com now has a net worth of over Rs. 3000 crore. The company employs over 400 people and has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai.
In 2013, BookMyShow made a significant deal with PVR worth Rs. 1000 crore to sell unsold tickets online.
Social Media Presence
Ashish Hemrajani’s entrepreneurial journey and the success of BookMyShow have made a significant impact on the way people in India experience entertainment.
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