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New York: The Hollywood Reporter's ‘2023 Women in Entertainment Power 100' list listed two Indian-origin women for 'setting box office records, filling arenas and putting Hollywood back to work', reports IANS.
The two individuals were Netflix Chief Content Officer Bela Bajaria and actor, writer, and producer Mindy Kaling.
Bajaria joined Netflix in 2016, and she became the platform's chief content officer in January 2023. She is responsible for hits including 'Bridgerton', 'The Queen's Gambit', 'Lupin' and 'Cobra Kai'.
Bajaria, in her current seat, manages a $17 billion annual content budget and oversees teams in 27 countries.
Recently, she secured the 67th position on the Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World for 2023, alongside US Vice President Kamala Harris and Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Born in London and having spent her formative years in Britain and Zambia, Bajaria moved to Los Angeles at the age of 8.
Prior to joining Netflix, Bajaria was president of Universal Television, where she made history as the first woman of colour to oversee a studio.
She was also named to TIME's 100 Most Influential People list in 2022.
Meanwhile, Kaling started as an intern on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," following which she moved on to write and perform in a variety of sketch comedy shows. In 2004, she was hired as a writer and performer on the hit television show 'The Office'. She later created and became a star in her own television show 'The Mindy Project' in 2012.
She continues to write and produce on 'Secret Lives of College Girls'. She continues to show up on 'The Morning Show'. Earlier this year, President Joe Biden honoured her with the prestigious National Medal of Arts, one of the highest awards given to artists and arts patrons by the US government.
Earlier this year, President Joe Biden honoured her with the prestigious National Medal of Arts, one of the highest awards given to artists and arts patrons by the US government.
The two Indian-Americans, along with several other women executives, performers and powerhouses from the industry, were honoured on Thursday as "women who over-delivered in 2023, setting the standard for success in the shifting cultural marketplace".