CEO / Creative Head
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and handwork". (Colin Powell)
Aman Khatkar moved to Canada as a young boy, with dreams in his eyes to make it big from Punjab in year 1991. He started the life from scratch, working his way through hourly jobs in factories, drove truck and then transit buses for good 9 years. He always had a spark to excel in whatever he did and that fire in him helped achieve laurels in his workplace, he became one of the youngest Class 1 driving licence instructor in British Columbia.
He always had a knack to fore-see opportunities and Mortgage Market was one staring at him. He moved out of his comfort zone and started studying for completing the Mortgage Broker course at UBC, Vancouver. His spirit to deliver excellence gave him a lot of success and he secured a position as one of the Top 50 Brokers in Canada within a span of 3 years.
He was very successful and doing well as leading Mortgage Broker of Canada when his focus moved to the state of cliched Punjabi cinema. He wanted to contribute towards Punjabi cinema's progressive content and world-class quality, so decided to step in, a brave move indeed.
His quest to chase the best helped him to create projects which were one of its kind, debut being Mirza-The Untold Story, a story on the disarrayed youth in western world, struggle with gangs and drugs. The movie won accolades for it production quality across the industry and made Aman Khatkar Productions as one of the most sought after banners in Punjabi cinema. Next project was Goreya Nu Daffa Karo, which comically focussed on the racial differences and working around this, a huge success on box-office. Then came Angrez, a movie which transformed the way movies were made in Punjabi film industry. It till date is one of the Biggest Hits of Punjabi Cinema and is proudly remembered as a trendsetting work by Aman Khatkar Productions. When everyone had assumed Angrez to be the pinnacle, Ardaas was released, another cult production which was not only acclaimed critically but also was a humongous success on box office.
After establishing Aman Khatkar Productions, restless Aman Khatkar identified yet another opportunity in small screen space. He observed that the Punjabi NRI audience had been longing for a channel, which could be trusted for its journalism and provided meaningful & enriching content.
This led to birth of 'PRIME ASIA TV', a channel which was positioned as 'TUHADA APNA, TUHADE LAYI'.
Prime Asia TV today is a household name for Punjabi NRI's living in all parts of the world. It boasts to produce all of 4 most watched Punjabi programs in the world by our NRI audience. The channel operates 24 hrs with its studios spread across the globe in Canada, India and Australia to create world class content and superior HD quality.
The focus of channel is very clear and Aman with his team are working tirelessly to provide a world class TV viewing experience to fast growing audience base.