Leadership & Quotes: Ashish Hemrajani
Ashish Hemrajani has made life simple for avid movie-goers. With the click of a bottom, you can book movie tickets and reach the theatre on time to enjoy the silver screen. The founder and chief executive officer of Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, popularly known for BookMyShow.com, commands 90% of the online movie ticketing market in India.
He started his career in 1997 working with the well-known advertising company JW Thompson. During his two-year stint with the advertising company, he worked with major brands across the nation. In 1999, Ashish quit his job to start his own business venture – Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. with the financial support of his close friends and the Co-Founders of the company, Parikshit Dar, and Rajesh Balpande.
The company was formed with a distinct vision of providing cutting-edge digital solutions to the entertainment industry. Bigtree Entertainment is the pioneer company to bring the concept of online ticketing to India. Spanning over a decade, the business sailed through rough winds – the dotcom bubble burst in 2001 and the recent financial crisis. During the tough times, the company managed to withstand the adverse situation by managing call centers and developing software and technologies for cinema theatres.