Bela Bajaria was named Head of Global TV at Netflix in 2020, overseeing all scripted and unscripted series around the world. She leads the team for all of television, responsible for hit series including Bridgerton, The Queen’s Gambit, Lupin and Cobra Kai. Bajaria joined Netflix in November 2016 to oversee Netflix’s push into unscripted programming such as the critically acclaimed Queer Eye, Nailed It!, and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Previously, Bajaria was President of Universal Television, where she made history as the first woman of color to oversee a studio.
Bajaria has been honored by THR’s Women in Entertainment list, Variety’s LA Women’s Impact Report, and named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in 2020. She currently serves on the LA Board of Governors for the Paley Center and the Board of LA’s Saban Community Clinic (honored with its Lenny Somberg Award in 2018), and the Board of Trustees for Meridian. Bajaria has been honored by the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of LA, The March of Dimes Foundation, and received the Industry Leadership Award from the LA Indian Film Festival.