How BookMyShow's Ashish Hemrajani sees the live events space in India
BookMyShow CEO Ashish Hemrajani on surviving the dot-com bust, expanding into live events, and the importance of giving back
BigTree Entertainment, the company that operates BookMyShow, is completing 20 years in business
Mumbai: Ashish Hemrajani is a veteran of the dot-com boom, having co-founded Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, which operates BookMyShow, in 1999 after quitting his job at advertising agency J. Walter Thompson. A pioneer in the online ticketing space, BookMyShow is now India’s largest entertainment ticketing platform, with a valuation of $850 million, and sales of more than 200 million tickets a year. In 2014, Hemrajani launched BookASmile, a charity initiative run by the company that works with non-governmental organizations to provide free access to sports and entertainment for the underprivileged.