Dr Jayantilal Vershi Gada (PEN) is a renowned Indian film producer, presenter and Distributor.
Beginning his career at his father’s small grocery store in Kurla, Mumbai, he started a small video library, becoming the largest content provider of Hindi feature films to channels, and later ending up in giving birth to the nation’s number one software film library.
In 1995, he created a landmark by telecasting Sholay after two decades of its theatrical release. It created a record with the highest ever television viewing ratings. In the early 2000s, his company ‘PEN Movies’ became the exclusive agency to Zee TV for acquisitions of Hindi feature films for Zee Network.
Associated with blockbuster films like Hera Pheri, Welcome, Jab We Met, Jodha Akbar, he has also produced A-lister movies like Kahaani, Shivaay and Singh is Bling along with the current year associations with Zero, Accidental Prime Minister and Badla.
With respected board members, Javed Akhtar and Satish Kaushik, he runs a private company and, has launched television channels like WOW, ilove, Bflix Movies, MTunes and Bollywood Times.
Known for his humble attitude in the industry, Jayantilal proudly says POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK means PEN. He has been honoured with a doctorate degree by the Academy of Universal Global Peace in 2018 and currently lives in Mumbai with his family.