Tapaas Chakravarti, the chairman, managing director and CEO of animation company DQ Entertainment has been named a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in India.
The nominees were chosen from a pool of 310 candidates by a six-member jury. Chakravarti was the sole entertainment executive on the finalist list, which was made up of industrial and business entrepreneurs.
Winners will be announced in several categories, with the main winner representing India at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Award ceremony, set for May in Monte Carlo.
DQ has emerged as a prolific producer of intellectual property and co-producer of international iconic brands with high profile partners across Europe, North America and Asia for animation. Among its current projects is a new CGI animated series based on The Jungle Book.