Shobu Yarlagadda is the CEO and co-founder of Arka Mediaworks, a leading film and television production house in India.
Arka Mediaworks has produced several successful and critically acclaimed films, among which are Vedam, Maryada Ramanna, and most recently, S.S Rajamouli’s two part epic Baahubali. Shobu has been instrumental in growing the Baahubali brand beyond films, making it India’s largest tent-pole franchise, comprising of an animated series, a novel trilogy, graphic novels, virtual reality, a mobile game, merchandise, and an upcoming Netflix original series, among others.
Shobu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Andhra University, College of Engineering, Vizag; and a Master’s degree in Agricultural engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. An avid trekker, Shobu pursues his culinary interests and time with his family as a way of unwinding.