Asha Kumar returns to the entertainment industry as a MANAGER & DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER after a 20-year career as a healthcare entrepreneur & executive. Her extensive experience in finance, marketing, operations, and business development naturally translate to these roles.
A strong communicator, collaborator, and storyteller, her passion for story development began while she was at talent powerhouse, ICM. Asha is currently managing writers and creative producers, and developing a variety of television and film projects, while managing her family's charitable efforts.
Asha oversees the Padmavati Foundation which offers scholarship programs for low-income and underrepresented students at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Louisiana State University (LSU), and the Oakwood School in Los Angeles. She is also on the Leadership Council for the charities Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest school hot-lunch program in India, and Magic Bus, which utilizes community-based mentors and sports-based school curriculum to drive childhood education, long-term employment, health, and gender equity in India.