Akshaye Widhani
Senior Vice President - Finance, Business Affairs & YRF Studios


Akshaye Widhani oversees and manages business affairs for all verticals at YRF. A banker who saw real value and potential for maximum revenue from quality entertainment, Akshaye joined YRF as a studio manager in charge of setting up operations of YRF Studios in 2005, 16 years ago. During his tenure, he has been instrumental for optimization of value from diversified verticals within the company.

Ever since, he has built cross-functional media experience in corporate finance, strategy and operations, overseeing matters related to finance, legal and strategy in business verticals. In a recent endeavour at the studios, Akshaye played a key role in launching the company’s own in-house Visual Effects facility – yFX. Presently, Akshaye is Group Business Head and is responsible for management and handling of corporate and business development activities inclusive of finance, TV licensing, global business extensions, such as YRF Entertainment, strategic alliances, joint ventures related to the company’s content properties and studio facilities.

A graduate from Kelly School of Business, Indiana University with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship; Akshaye Widhani continues to focus on business development and asset maximization for YRF’s entertainment properties.