Management Team

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Rajiv Chilaka

Founder & CEO

Rajiv Chilaka had a dream of building a company which would be the Disney of India. He left a cozy software job in the US and went to study animation at the Academy of Art, San Francisco. After completing his studies, he moved back to India and pursued his passion and profound interest in animation and started Green Gold.

He has built Green Gold from a 1 person organization to a company that employs over 350 people. He is the creator of various animated TV shows such as, Bongo, Vikram Betal, Krishna, Chhota Bheem, Krishna Balram, Chorr Police, Mighty Raju, Luv Kushh and Arjun. He has directed 3 theatrical movies – Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan, Chhota Bheem and the Throne of Bali and Mighty Raju – Rio Calling.

Rajiv Chilaka has received many accolades and awards, most notably, SCE Alumni Achievement Award from UMKC, ABAI Leadership Excellence award and CII Regional Emerging Entrepreneurs Award.

His creation, Chhota Bheem has gone on to become the most successful Indian animated TV series and he expanded the company’s business into multiple domains such as Licensing, Merchandising, Retail Stores, Events, Digital Business and Movie Distribution.

Rajiv holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunications from the Osmania University.

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Samir Jain

COO & Executive Director

Samir Jain is an energetic entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience.

He is a key stakeholder in the SB group of companies that have a total turnover of over USD 45 Million.

Samir has varied business interests in Real Estate, Chemicals, Plastics, PU Foam and FMCG products.

He got associated with Rajiv in the early days and has been a guiding force in expanding Green Gold’s endeavors.

At Green Gold, Samir looks after the Licensing & Merchandising vertical.

















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Srinivas Chilakalapudi

Chief Strategy Officer

Srinivas has over 20 years of experience and spearheads the strategy of the company and works closely with the executive team in defining the roadmaps of each of the business verticals.

He has been associated with Green Gold since its inception in an advisory role and took up a full-time position in 2011.

Prior to Green Gold, Srinivas held Senior Management roles at technology companies and was instrumental in setting up and building their offshore R&D centers in India. He worked with Advanced Computer Communications (acquired by Ericsson), ActivIdentity, Agami Systems and Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell).

He holds a M.S degree in CS from University of Missouri at Kansas City and a B.Tech degree in EEE from JNTU Hyderabad.













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Bharath Laxmipati

Vice President - Content Sales


Bharath is a Sales and Marketing leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and 15 years of experience across global markets & diverse businesses.

His key responsibility includes driving the companies content sales worldwide and managing the theatrical film distribution business.

He also pursues exciting industry partnerships exploring new revenue streams and monetising in non-traditional markets.




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Sudeesh Varma

Head of Stores & Events


Sudeesh is a marketing & sales professional who has joined Green Gold with a task of planning and leading comprehensive marketing, sales and communication strategies in support of business goals and objectives of the retail wing.

Having worked with leading brands like Tata Finance, ICICI Lombard, Reliance Communication & Dish TV, he has been able to streamline, set and develop the Green Gold Stores and also boost the events division at Green Gold.

He has completed his Diploma in Business Management and has 17 years of experience.