Aradhana Bhola has been promoted to the role of managing director at FremantleMedia India.
Based in Mumbai, Bhola will be responsible for managing development and production operations in India and leveraging relationships with broadcast and digital partners throughout the country. Reporting to Ian Hogg, FremantleMedia’s regional CEO, Australia & Asia Pacific, the appointment is effective immediately.
“Aradhana is a class act; she’s creative, energetic and driven,” said Hogg, in a statement. “[Her] experience and understanding of the Indian market means she is the ideal candidate to build on the great successes FremantleMedia has already enjoyed in the region while unlocking the many exciting creative and commercial opportunities it presents.”
Bhola joined FremantleMedia India in 2012 as creative director and was promoted to head of content in 2015. During her time with the company, she has overseen production on titles including India’s Got Talent (Colors), Indian Idol (Sony), Covershot (National Geographic Channel), Angels of Rock (MTV) and Amra Na Ora (Star Jalsha). Prior to joining the business, Bhola was VP of programming at Star Plus and head of programming at Zoom.
FremantleMedia India first opened its office in 2009, and has produced local versions of such FM formats as such as Indian Idol and India’s Got Talent. In 2016, FremantleMedia India produced its first web series, Confessions – It’s Complicated, which launched exclusively on Facebook.