Jigna Rajgor Joshi, Founder & CEO, Jhansi OTT has been recognized as Most Inspiring Women Media Professional of the Year - 2023, Gujarat by Business Mint
I am Jigna Rajgor Joshi. I was born in Mumbai and brought up in Valsad. My native place is Bhachau, Kutch. I come from a society where girls are not taught much. Marriage proposals start coming as soon as she turns 14-15 years but i wanted to do a job and step up. I joined the job with determination. I have worked for 6 or 8 months as a salesgirl. One day I saw a news reader reading the news in a channel and I realized that I read better than this and the thought of becoming a news reader woke up in me. But it was not that easy. Finally after a lot of hard work I got selected as a news reader in a local channel. But the first condition of the owner in that local channel was that I have to work for 6 months without salary and after six months if I get selected I will get a salary of 1500 rupees. I was finding this condition difficult but still I accepted. Here my journalism journey started. I was also the only woman reporter in the entire Valsad district.
In the year 2007, a 24-hour regional channel called TV 9 was to be started in Gujarat. I started trying to work on it. But like every time this work was not easy. I failed the exam conducted by them for the first time. I started trying again and reached the channel. Based on my experiences and because of my behavior and dedication, I started getting good responsibilities directly in the channel. Gradually the salary also increased. There have been many ups and downs since 2008. I Learned from all that, nothing is greater than the experience. Working in a 24/7 news channel, I started to feel that everything was becoming very limited. As if the routine was done. I worked in many reputed channels. Sr. Anchor, Sr. Producer Beyond this, I did not see any future for myself or as a woman in the channel and I could not digest such an easy life. So once again took the step for an adventurous roller coaster ride and started the journey as the founder and CEO of Jhansi OTT in 2021.
Jhansi is not just a company for me. Jhansi is a viewpoint.
Viewpoint - To give a platform to women.
Viewpoint - To establish a feminine era.
Where a strong society can be built through strong thoughts of women. I believe that the salvation of one's life is fixed on one thought. Negative news about women in the media and broadcast programs like family dramas in various media have given wrong inspiration to women. As a result, a large section of women remained stuck in very small matters. According to a saying, Hanumanji was very powerful but even he was once reminded of His powers. We also want to remind women of their strengths and build a thoughtful female society. And now that female era has started with Jhansi OTT.