Shantonu Aditya – About Us

Shantonu AdityaShantonu Aditya is the Co-promoter and Director of Manhattan Communications. He is also the CEO for India operations. Shantonu Aditya is a MBA from XLRI and has over 30 years of work experience in a number of businesses – Media, FMCG and Industrial Products across functions. In media, Shantonu Aditya has worked with Sony Entertainment Television and Disney UTV. He turned entrepreneur in 2010. At Manhattan while traditional media business continues to grow Shantonu Aditya is now focussing on the global Online and Digital business.


Shantonu Aditya‘s career spans 25 years across media, consumer durables and FMCG segments. He was associated with UTV Broadcasting since April 2007. Shantonu Aditya joined as executive director and was overseeing four channels, including Bindass, Bindass Movies, UTV Movies and World Movies. In June 2008, Shantonu Aditya took on additional responsibilities as the CEO of the business news channel UTVi (now Bloomberg UTV).


After working nearly 10 years in the television space with Sony Entertainment Television, Sahara One and UTV Broadcasting, and prior to that in the consumer durable and FMCG business, Shantonu Aditya has now become a full time entrepreneur partnering with Adris Chakraborty, chairperson and founder, Manhattan Communications. Manhattan and its affiliate companies have a robust and scalable business model and has focus on the global ethnic market and a complete suite of off line and online solutions. Shantonu Aditya’s other interests include Technology and Equity markets