Nisha Narayanan, Chief Operating Officer and Director, Red FM and Magic FM, has been felicitated with ‘Business Leader of the Year’ at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival. The award has been given in the entertainment category for her vast experience and phenomenal work in the media and entertainment industry.
This award is a grand celebration of cinema and nation, aiming to recognise the unique talent of creators, artists and filmmakers. The award ceremony took place on February 20 in Mumbai in the presence of Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra, as the chief guest.
Today, Red FM has a wide network of 69 stations across the country. Narayanan has been instrumental in providing strategic direction and vision to Red FM and Magic FM. From their innovative campaigns, generating ideas to bringing fresh content, all of this is managed and supported by her. Under her leadership, Red FM has successfully expanded to other business verticals through mediums like digital, event IPs and on-ground activations. Her strong belief in the power of regional has made Red FM a language agnostic music platform to connect with their listeners at a personal level.
Narayanan said, “I am extremely honoured to be recognised for my contribution to the industry by Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards. Being awarded as ‘Business Leader of the Year’ in the entertainment category also marks the incredible work of my team. I would like to thank and congratulate the entire team of Red FM whose devotion towards every project and relentless support has made Red FM India, one of the most successful radio networks and a media brand to reckon with. As we add another feather to our achievements, this award also resonates with our commitment towards disrupting the radio industry with original content and innovative formats. At a time when traditional mediums are questioned about their relevance because of the upsurge of digital streaming platforms, this award bears testimony of the fact that radio is not just surviving but thriving. This award belongs to the entire radio industry.”
Narayanan started her career as a radio jockey at All India Radio, achieved diverse experience in documentary film making and news anchoring. Apart from this, she has not only covered live events and national issues, but also hosted chat shows and debates. In her career span, she has won several prestigious awards — Don Rowland’s Prize for Excellence, The Most Enterprising Leaders of Asia 2018 - WCRC, Impact- 50 most influential women award 2016 and India's Greatest COO - India’s Greatest Brands and Leaders 2017-18.