Zarina Screwvala
Founder & Managing Trustee, Swades Foundation


Zarina Screwvala is the Founder of the Swades Foundation & works full time as its Managing Trustee. Previously known as SHARE (Society to Heal Aid Restore Educate), Swades Foundation operates with the single-minded focus of empowering rural India through holistic and sustainable growth by creating partnerships between Rural India, Corporates, Young India, the Government and other Foundations to create permanent, irreversible change for good, her special passion is for transformational education that is both joyful and empowering.

Screwvala is also one of the three Founder-Directors of UTV, one of India's foremost media and entertainment conglomerates, which is now Disney UTV. She has lead the creation and launch of highly successful broadcast brands including UTV Bindass, UTV Stars, UTV Action and Hungama TV. Zarina also supervised the creation and launch of the #1 Kids Channel in Indonesia & Malaysia called Astro Ceria. Prior to that Zarina has produced over 3500 hours of high TRP, award-winning television programming in multiple languages for every major broadcaster; including Shanti (India's first daily soap), Snakes and Ladders (India's first Game Show) and other cult shows like Hip Hip Hurray, Saaya, Shararath & Emotional Athyachar.

Zarina has been featured in Business Today's Most Powerful Women in Indian Business List for the last three years.

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