Netflix appoints Bela Bajaria as Vice President for global TV
Netflix has elevated Bela Bajaria to head its international TV operations as Vice President for Global Television. Bajaria will oversee all original programming, scripted and non-scripted in both the English and non-English languages.
Previously, the vice president in charge of local language originals, Bajaria was behind the popular Netflix reality show 'Indian Matchmaking', the drama series 'Sacred Games' and the comedy serial 'Never Have I Ever'.
Prior to joining Netflix, Bajaria served as president of Universal Television, overseeing creative programming for the studio and producing such hit series as “Master of None” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” for Netflix; “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for Fox; “The Mindy Project” for Fox and Hulu; “Superstore” for NBC, and “Bates Motel” for A&E, among others. She developed “Gypsy,” starring Naomi Watts, for Netflix which premiered in 2017, as well as “Pure Genius” for CBS and “The Good Place” for NBC.
Bajaria has served as president of the industry organization Hollywood Radio and Television Society. Several distinguished groups have honored Bajaria, including: The March of Dimes which honored her with the “Woman of the Year Award,” and the I Have a Dream Foundation of Los Angeles, which awarded her the “Dream Keeper Award.”