Jupiter Capital Private Limited was founded by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (Upper House of the Indian Parliament), representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the year 2005. The Investment and Financial Services company operates from the city of Bengaluru, in the south Indian state of Karnataka, and operates in over nine countries across the world Jupiter Capital Private Limited has a diverse investment portfolio including Technology, Media and Entertainment, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Wellness and Hospitality.
The company owns some of the most prominent news channels in the country including Asianet News (Malayalam), Suvarna News (Kannada), and other media entities like Kannada Prabha Newspaper, and Indigo 91.9 FM, an international radio station operating from Bengaluru and Goa. Co-Investors of the company include Star, Neptune Orient Lines Limited – American President Lines Limited (NOL-APL) and European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS).
Broadcasting; Publishing; Technology; Real Estate and Infrastructure; Wellness and Hospitality
Kunje Venkatarame Gowda
Kunje Venkatarame Gowda owns 11.38% of Jupiter Global Infrastructure Private Limited. He also has minority shares in Jupiter Capital (0.08%), RC Stocks and Securities Private Limited (0.03%) and Minsk Developers Private Limited (0.13%) and through these companies holds 2.47% of Jupiter Capital Private Limited.
He is also a Director in many of the Jupiter Capital related companies.
Other Print Outlets
Kannada Prabha (Missing Data)
Other Radio Outlets
Indigo 91.9 FM (Missing Data)
Other Online Outlets
https://newsable.asianetnews.com (Missing Data)
https://telugu.asianetnews.com (Missing Data)
https://tamil.asianetnews.com (Missing Data)
Asianet News Network Private Limited
Kannada Prabha Publications Limited
Reproduction of recorded Media
Bharat Media Publications Private Limited
Technology Solutions Provider
AltiGreen Propulsion Labs Private Limited
Jupiter Capital Investment and Finance Private Limited
RC Stocks & Securities Private Limited
Tayana Software Solutions
Online Grocery Store
BPL Medical Technologies
IL & FS Technologies
Indian Aviation Training Institute
Hindusthan Infrastructure Projects and Engineering Private Limited
Nirmaaya Retreats Kovalam Private Limited
PVK Shelters (India) Private Limited
Minsk Developers Private Limited
Jupiter Global Infrastructure Private Limited
Niraamaya Retreats Private Limited
Asianet Infrastructure Private Limited
Affiliated Interests Founder
is the Founder and Chairman of Jupiter Capital Private Limited, a company he founded in 2005. Coming from an educational background including engineering and computer science, Chandrasekhar on the one hand has participated in evolutionary technical developments at Intel and on the other hand is nowadays further known for developing an environment for private investments into the Indian Telecom Sector.
Long before Jupiter Capital, he had founded BPL Mobile in 1995 – one of the first investors in the telecom sector when mobile telephony was still in its infancy, and an appropriate business environment was not developed yet. When Chandrasekhar exited BPL Mobile in 2005, the company was valued at USD 1.1 billion. Jupiter Capital was founded the same year, with $100 million, with a vision to invest in emerging businesses in new markets. Today it has an impressive portfolio to show. Assets and Investments exceeding USD 1 billion with forays ranging from technology to transportation, logistical services to hospitality and entertainment are being managed. Chandrasekhar is an active member in championing issues related to businesses and industry as he invests his time in identifying young entrepreneurs, especially from the North East. His variety of interests and talents entailed a range of achievements including being the youngest President of FICCI – Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry – during 2008-09 as well as being awarded the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Global Alumni Association Honor in 2007. Besides this variety making Chandrasekhar a successful businessman there have been several controversies about him having his interests in conflicting sectors. Reportedly, he has been criticized for serving as a member for Parliament Standing Committee on Defence and at the same time owning companies in the defence sector such as Axicades. Finally, Chandrasekhar is also active in politics as he is a three-time Member of the Parliament of Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. He represents the Bharatiya Janata Party. There were reports in certain sections of the Indian Press that Chandrasekhar, while filing his nomination papers for election to the Rajya Sabha, did not disclose his actual income, taking advantage of a loophole in the India’s The Representation of People’s Act 1951.
Tax/ ID Number
Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)
INR 9.3 Billion/ USD 139.86 Million
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
INR. 700.85 Million / USD 10.53 Million
Advertising (in % of total funding)
Director of Jupiter Capital Private Limited, Director of Minsk Developers Private Limited, Director of Jupiter Global Infrastructure Private Limited, Director of RC Stocks and Securities Private Limited, Director of Vectra Consultancy Services Private Limited
Director of Jupiter Capital Private Limited, Director of Kannada Prabha Publications Limited, Director of Bharat Media Publications Private Limited, Director of PVK Shelters (India) Private Limited, Director of Minsk Developers Private Limited, Director of Suryasamudra Holiday Resorts (Karnataka) Private Limited, Director of Niraamaya Retreats Private Limited, Director of Asianet Media Limited, Director of RC Stocks and Securities Private Limited, Director of Jupiter Entertainment Ventures Private Limited, etc.
Most data for the company is available publicly, and in the documents declared with the registries at the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. The company has been written to, by email on the 25th January 2019 and by courier on the 1st February 2019, seeking information and confirmation of data related to the channel and the company. The company has not responded yet. Exchange rate is based on March 2019 levels.