Peter Mukerjea Biography Career and Net worth.
Peter Mukerjea is a retired Indian television executive who has worked in a number of companies throughout his career. Peter Mukerjea was born in the year 1954 as Pratim Mukerjea. Even though he has spent most of his life in India, Peter was born in the United Kingdom and is also its citizen.
Peter Mukerjea was married to Shabnam Mukerjea back in the mid-1970’s but their marriage couldn’t last long and they were separated in the year 1994. However, later in the year 2002, Peter was again married to Indrani Mukerjea and the couple is still married till date. Peter has 2 sons Rabin Mukerjea, Rahul Mukerjea and a daughter Vidhie Mukerjea from his first marriage. Mikhael Bora and Sheena Bora are peter’s step children.
Caption: Peter Mukerjea posing for the camera
Peter Mukerjea started his career with an American food processing company Heinz and a British retailer Storehouse plc in the United Kingdom. After spending some years in the UK, he joined Star TV as a Sales Director in the year 1993 in Hong Kong. Lately, after joining Star Tv, he moved to India to establish Star Tv’s sales division. After spending some years in Star Tv he was promoted to Executive Vice President in the year 1999 for Star India and served in the post for 8 long years. In the month of January of the year 2007, he resigned from Star India without any prior notice which restricted him to join any other broadcasting service for the next six months. However, he joined his wife’s company INX Media as chief strategy officer. He served in the INX Media for almost 3 years and later sold his stake in the company by the end of the year 2010. Later in the month of May 2011, Peter resigned from his position as the board of directors. He is currently serving as the director of the INX Executive Search Private Limited and is also an angel investor in Kratos.
Awards and achievements
Peter is certainly one of the most successful executives in the Indian media world. He turned STAR India which was once a loss-making project to one of India’s most popular channel. He was involved in shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and India’s popular show starring Amitabh Bachchan “Kaun Banega Crorepati”. Apart from his success with tv shows, he was also listed as one among 50 of India’s most powerful people for three consecutive years from 2004 and onwards.
Peter’s involvement in Sheena Bora Murder case.
Peter and his wife Indrani Mukerjea were arrested in 2015 by the Central Bureau of Investigation for their involvement in Murder of his step-daughter Sheena Bora. He was accused of assisting in murder and infringement of murder evidence. He is still doing his time in the jail for the crime.
Peter Mukerjea is certainly one of the richest persons in India. With his successful career in Indian media world, he has been able to accumulate an estimated net worth of $800 million. He has homes in Worli, Mumbai, and Bristol. However, as per some tabloid sites, he has much more properties in England. With such a net worth he was certainly living a very luxurious life until he ended up being jailed. there are also rumors that the murder case of Sheena occurred due to property related issue.