AVS – Asian Variety Show is a weekly capsule that encompasses the best of Bollywood and beyond. Established in North America in 1987, AVS TV Network has been leading the way in providing top quality entertainment to millions of viewers hungry for Bollywood entertainment. Each episode is produced in English so people from around the world can enjoy what the South Asian community has come to love.
Each episode of AVS is packed with the best South Asian entertainment available anywhere. Viewers are transported into the glamorous world of Bollywood through our uniquely packaged program.
- Bollywood Movie News
- Top Ten Music
- Star Interviews
- Red Carpet premieres
- Global Box office reports
- Pop music scene
Internationally recognized hosts, state of the art graphics and top notch presentation is what you can expect week after week.
Joya Dass, Anchor – A familiar face on NY1, Joya has always been a regular on mainstream television – doing pilots for Discovery Channel, and working with other high profile networks such as Warner Brothers and MTV. For those who only know Joya as the face that kick starts AVS every week, there are a few surprises in store. Joya is also a writer of financial news, something she has been doing for a long time now. Born and brought up in the US, she believes that her only connection to her roots was AVS. Joya has been a fan of the show even before anchoring it.
Meetu Chilana, Anchor – Meetu is a New York based actress, singer, songwriter, and TV host. Rocking a 3 octave vocal range, she has repeatedly worked as a singer/character for Cirque du Soleil. She toured nationally with their production KOOZA as theIndie Chanteuse and recently completed the world tour of Cirque du Soleil s ZARKANA as a lead vocalist, character actor, and wire-acrobat at the Moscow Kremlin Theater and Radio City Music Hall. As an actress, Meetu was selected for the 2014 New York Theater Workshop Residency at Dartmouth and was one of 14 actors nationwide to be endorsed by NBC Universal s 2013 Diversity Initiative in New York. She is currently a host on AVS TV and her narration work can also be heard for several books on Audible.com
Jessica Thomas, Anchor / Online Content Head – Born and raised in the U.S., Jessica grew up watching AVS. From a young age, she always knew she wanted to be a news anchor. With a degree in Journalism from Rutgers University, Jessica wrote editorials for local/school newspapers before venturing into entertainment news. A huge Bollywood buff, she finally got her dream job at AVS, which joined her love of journalism with her love for Indian cinema.
Jitin Hingorani, Field Reporter – Our Manhattan-based arts and entertainment reporter has been part our team since August 2009. Jitin covers red carpet events, film festivals, and movie premieres like no other. He has also done one-on-one interviews with some of Hollywood and Bollywood’s biggest and brightest stars, including Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Mira Nair, Aamir Khan and Shabana Azmi, just to name a few. Jitin has a passion for reporting and telling people’s stories.
Raju Sethi, President & CEO – Creative man extraordinaire and the genius behind the most successful and No. 1 South Asian entertainment television program in North America, Raju is as passionate about the show today as he was 27 years ago. His motivation has always been to produce a show comparable to Hollywood standards. The best part is that Raju has always been able to keep track of the ‘forever generation Asian’. Few know that Raju was also the core team to launch TV Asia in the US with Amitabh Bachchan back in the early 90’s! Raju has also understood that the new South Asian generation has little or no time for 24 hour channels. The show caters to both 1st & 2nd generation Asians. So AVS is packed every week, with something happening every second of the show!
John Maurer, Graphics & Design – John, Raju and AVS share a strange relationship. One that can only be shared by best friends and a team that was core to the creation of this extraordinary show. John brings that elusive word called ‘discipline’ into creativity. The man behind the amazing, world-class graphics of the AVS show, is also a master director of live theater, designing, web, you name it. If it is technical, John is completely at home with it.
Jatinder Sethi, Director of marketing – He is the man clients go to get the perfect campaign. A man who can never say no and who goes out of his way to offer the best deal, Jatinder is more than the marketing chief. His pleasure comes from feeding the whole office. No one can speak as passionately about food or about the benefits of AVS as Jatinder can.
Jim Parker, Field Director – Cameraman extraordinaire, Builder, Painter, Editor, Set designer – there is not too much that Jim does not do. The guru of technical advice, Jim is one of the gentlest people on earth. Soft spoken & a thorough gentleman, unleash Jim behind a camera to know the real him!A true genius, Jim is also a big humanitarian, traveling the world & helping sponsor children.
Suraj Rajput, Mumbai Branch Head – Suraj Rajput is a total ‘go getter’. He’s always on top of everything in bollywood. His years of experience in the field has made him a familiar face with Bombay’s biggest and brightest. Suraj coordinates all AVS activities in India like premieres, one on one interviews, music launches, fashion shows, on the set coverage and press conferences.
Vicky Chauhan, Editor – Vicky is perhaps the youngest member to join our team. He brings fresh ideas, new styles and a very unique approach to every story he edits. His strengths include a vast knowledge of Indian cinema and stars as well as keeping up to date with the latest technology to enhance the AVS viewing experience.
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