Vikram Malhotra is the Founder & CEO of Abundantia Entertainment, India’s premier content company focused on developing and producing progressive, insight-based and uniquely Indian stories for a global audience.
Formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Viacom18 Motion Pictures, one of India’s largest motion pictures studios, Vikram is the name behind some of the Indian film industry’s most-loved films in the last few years. At Viacom18, Vikram built an enviable track record for the studio – from critically acclaimed box-office hits like Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Special 26, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Madras Cafe and Queen, to mass entertainers like OMG – Oh My God, Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Tanu Weds Manu, to name a few.
Vikram, who has also previously headed the motion pictures business at Balaji Telefilms, set the bar even higher with Abundantia Entertainment.
Operating across film and streaming platforms, Abundantia Entertainment boasts of critically acclaimed and commercial hits like Baby, Airlift, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Shakuntala Devi, Sherni, Chhorii and the recently released drama-thriller Jalsa. The company has an exciting slate of films in the pipeline, top-lined by Abhishek Sharma’s action-adventure, ‘Ram Setu’ starring Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandes and Nushrratt Bharuccha, the remake of Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru, Sukhee with Shilpa Shetty in the lead, the remake of critically and commercially acclaimed films, #Home and Angamaly Diaries and Neeyat, a murder-mystery by the Shakuntala Devi director, Anu Menon.
Led by Vikram, Abundantia Entertainment was a pioneer creator in the streaming world with its Amazon Original, ‘Breathe’ in 2018. This was followed by its much-loved second season, Breathe: Into The Shadows, which also marked the digital debut of movie stars Abhishek Bachchan and Nithya Menen and brought back Amit Sadh from the first season. Exciting content in development as streaming originals includes, an Amazon Original, ‘The End’ starring Indian superstar Akshay Kumar which is heralded as India’s first global tent-pole show, an all-women-led ensemble ‘Hush Hush’ for Amazon Prime Video, the next season of ‘Breathe – Into the Shadows’ starring Abhishek Bachchan, Nithya Menon, Amit Sadh, Naveen Kasturia and Saiyami Kher, a multi-season crime drama, based on the popular ‘Rita Ferreira’ books and the remake of the Israeli hit YA series, ‘The Missing’. Book adaptations of bestsellers like Flawed, Ashwin Sanghi’s, Keepers of Kalachakra, Along Came a Spyder are also being developed by the production house.
Prior to entering the Entertainment industry, Vikram has spent more than a decade building brands and businesses across leading companies such as The UB Group (spirits, airlines, sports), Tata Communications (retail internet) and SC Johnson – Draft FCB (FMCG).
Vikram is passionate about Tennis, a sport that he competitively played at the National level, and finds time for even now. An avid reader, business and biographies are his favorite genre.
2022 (also includes upcoming content)
• Jalsa – Producer
• Hush Hush – Executive Producer (Web Original)
• Ram Setu – Producer
• Sukhee – Producer
• Breathe: Into The Shadows Season 2 (Web Original) – Executive Producer
2020 – 2021
• Breathe: Into The Shadows (Web Original) – Executive Producer
• Shakuntala Devi – Producer
• Durgavati – Producer
• Sherni – Producer
• Chhorii – Producer
• Mitron – Producer
• Missing – Producer
• Breathe (Web Original) – Executive producer
• Chef – Producer
• Noor – Producer
• Airlift – Producer
• Baby – Producer
• Queen – Producer
• Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – Producer
• Madras Café – Producer
• Bombay Talkies – Producer
• Chashme Baddoor – Producer
• Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns – Producer
• Special 26 – Producer
• Inkaar – Producer
• Son of Sardaar – Producer
• Aiyyaa – Producer
• OMG: Oh My God! – Producer
• Gangs of Wasseypur I – Producer
• Gangs of Wasseypur II – Producer
• Department – Producer
• Bittoo Boss – Producer
• Blood Money – Producer
• Kahaani – Producer
• Players – Producer
• Bbuddah… Hoga Terra Baap – Producer
• Shaitan – Producer
• Pyaar Ka Punchnama – Producer
• Tanu Weds Manu – Producer
• That Girl in Yellow Boots – Producer
• Shor In The City – Co-producer
• Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai – Co-producer
• LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha – Co-producer