Uma Ghosh Deshpande
Founder & Managing Director of Queen Bee Production
“Television was at a complete nascent stage in this region,” explains Uma of her decision to pioneer local content. The former Mrs India runner-up started Queen Bee Production nine years ago and, through her flagship programme, The Uma Show, she has become a household name. The company also produces hit shows such as Top Guns, PropertyScape and Love4Food. It hasn’t been an easy journey though. “Sheer hard work, vision and perseverance got me where I am today,” she says, explaining that her next goal is to launch her own TV channel. Although Uma says she’s living her dream, her biggest achievement is being appointed celebrity partner of the United Nations World Food Programme, where she raises awareness and funds to help fight hunger.