One of India’s finest orators and storytellers, Roshan Abbas is an actor, TV & radio host, producer, event manager, creative director, film & theater director, lyricist, CEO, angel investor, serial entrepreneur, author, and a public speaking coach.
Roshan started as a radio jockey with Times FM (now known as Radio Mirchi) in 1994. He performed over 3000 hours of programming during his stint with All India Radio, Times FM & Radio City.
He was offered the role of an anchor for the television show Public Demand − a TV-18 (now Network18) production that went on to gain huge popularity.
He has hosted over 15 TV shows including the very popular MasterCard Family Fortunes, Born Lucky, Toofan Mail, and This is Your Life (Jeena isi Ka Naam hai).
Known for his insatiable appetite to learn and innovate, he created Encompass Events in 1996, which is now one of the leading experiential marketing companies in India. Roshan worked with brands such as Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Godrej, Colgate-Palmolive, HSBC, and Pepsi as part of Encompass, developing engagement plans, brand launches, and activation campaigns.
Concerned about the lack of suitable formal avenues for training in radio and television anchoring in India, Roshan established the EMDI Encompass Institute of Radio Management in 2006 in collaboration with the EMDI Institute of Event Management.
In the year 2009, Roshan Abbas directed a movie that is purely based on high school life, known as Graffiti, the movie was written by him in the year 1999.
Roshan made his directorial debut under the banner of Shah Rukh Khan’s production house Red Chillies Entertainment in 2011.
In 2015, Roshan along with Gaurav Kapur & Ankur Tewari co-founded a start-up called Kommune, a platform to discover & nurture a new breed of Spoken Word artists.
In 2018, he released his co-authored title with marketing guru Siddharth Banerjee, called ‘Speechless: What would you say if your life depended on it? ’ – an incredibly accessible compendium of insights and easy-to-follow tips on effective communication and public speaking.
Roshan is now a media entrepreneur & an angel investor in the media & technology space. He also regularly conducts workshops on radio, mass communication & events
Awards and Accomplishments
Awards and Accomplishments
Roshan has received seven national-level awards for shows like MasterCard Family Fortunes, Public Demand, Khanak. These include a Screen Award for ‘Best TV Host’ in 2001 and three RAPA awards for ‘Best Radio Host’ in 2003. He has also served on the Cannes Promo Lions Jury at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2008.
Why Roshan Abbas ?
A Television Anchor, a Communications Wizard & an Entrepreneur, Roshan Abbas has spent two decades gathering domain expertise in Radio, Television, Theater, Events & BTL. Having hosted events in over a hundred cities in India and abroad, he is a veteran live anchor and continues to regularly host business events, conventions, TV awards, debates, and discussions. Roshan continues to inspire by sharing his life lessons on communication and storytelling with entrepreneurs, corporates, artists, and anyone looking to discover a unique voice!