Siddharth Kumar Tewary
Siddharth Kumar Tewary is an Indian television producer and director. He is the founder of Swastik Productions, one of India's largest production house. Currently, he serves as the company's Creative Director. Tewary has been the creator and director of various magnum-opus big-budget shows like Mahabharat (Star Plus), Karmaphal Daata Shani (Colors TV), Porus (SET India) and most recently RadhaKrishn (Star Bharat).
Tewary was raised in a middle class Brahmin family in Kolkata. He studied at St. Xavier’s Collegiate School and the St. Xavier's College, at the University of Calcutta in Kolkata and subsequently studied Mass Communication at the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication in Pune.
His founded production house, Swastik Productions, has created 26 drama series for Indian television.
Some of them include:-
Notable TV shows
Mahabharat was the adaptation of the Sanskrit epic of the same name, which depicted the rivalry of the cousins Kauravas and Pandavas of the Kuru Dynasty which ultimately led to the Kurukshetra War. The show aired from 16 September 2013 to 16 August 2014 on Star Plus. It was India's most expensive series with a total budget of INR 120 crores. The show received huge critical and audience acclaim which helped the broadcasting channel Star Plus clock the highest GTVMs ever achieved by any channel in Indian Television History.
Porus was the story of 2 Kings, Porus (King of Pauravas) and Alexander The Great ( King of Macedonia) and how their fates brought them face-to-face in the Battle of Hydaspes. The show aired from 27 November 2017 to present on SET India. It is India's most expensive series with a budget of INR 500 crores(USD 70 million). It became India's first Global-TV series and also first Indian series to reach Japan. It has been dubbed and subbed in many languages and is already sold to over 11 countries and 14 territories.