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  • Anubhav Gaur

Story of Ronnie Screwvala- one of India's most successful Filmmaker.

Have you heard of Ronnie Screwvala? We are sure, you would have read this name in the credits right at the beginning of many Bollywood movies. Ronnie Screwvala is one of the biggest names in Bollywood. Not only is he a film producer, but also a first-generation entrepreneur who is known for founding UTV motion pictures. He started the company in the year 1990 with a little capital of 37,000 rupees and a small team in a tiny basement office in Mumbai.

Over a career spanning 35 years, he has constantly demonstrated the rare combination of creativity and innovation which coupled with a strong business acumen has led him to revolutionize multiple industries, and still continues to go about it.

Ronnie has been named on Esquire's List of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century. He has been listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by the Time Magazine for the year 2009. He was also listed as 25 Asia’s Most Powerful people by Fortune Magazine.

Today we are going to tell you 10 things you didn’t know about Ronnie Screwvala.

1. Ronnie was probably the country’s youngest businessman

Ronnie was born to a parsi family and he grew up in a small apartment house on Grant Road, Mumbai which was located just opposite to one of city’s top movie halls. The hall hosted red carpet premieres of movies and therefore always had glamourous personalities from the likes of Amitabh Bachchan to Rajesh Khanna, Waheeda Rehman visiting the place.

His veranda was an ideal vantage point for people to gawk and take pictures of their favourite movie stars. Ronnie saw an opportunity in this and sold tickets to people to stand in his balcony. He even wanted to sell snacks to the visitors, but the food service id