What makes Dale Bhagwagar the ‘Father of Bollywood PR’
Dale Bhagwagar is hailed as the ‘Father of Bollywood PR’ for founding the first entertainment PR agency in India during the 90s, a time when only independent publicists were the norm. His pioneering initiatives brought order, structure and organization to celebrity PR in India, establishing him as a trailblazer in the field.
With nearly three decades of experience and expertise in the news media, Dale Bhagwagar Media Group, his Mumbai-based PR agency, stands as a market leader, adapting to technological changes and setting new disruptive trends in the PR industry.
The agency has overseen media relations for approximately 300 personalities, including notable figures like Hrithik Roshan, Shilpa Shetty and Priyanka Chopra. Additionally, it has orchestrated promotions for 30 movies, including the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Don and the Farhan Akhtar-starrer Rock On!! Furthermore, the agency has handled crisis management for 20 controversial participants from India’s No.1 reality show, Bigg Boss, and even for a popular godman and godwoman.
Beyond his role as a PR maestro, Dale Bhagwagar also shoulders the responsibility of training the next generation in public relations. He is a sought-after guest lecturer at various mass media colleges and serves as a judge at PR events, earning him a spot on the list of top mentors in the field. Twenty college students have completed their thesis and dissertation with Dale Bhagwagar as their guide. His expertise extends to crisis management, making him the go-to person for clients facing controversies and positioning him as the best crisis management specialist in the entertainment industry.
His impact on the industry has resulted in recognition by various prestigious media outlets, making him the most famous and most quoted publicist from India. The Bollywood PR guru has been quoted by news media platforms such as The New York Times, CNN, BBC, Sky News, The Guardian and The Washington Post.
Dale is also renowned for being the most accessible publicity expert in the Indian entertainment industry. Various prominent publications like The Statesman and Outlook have dubbed him the most trusted publicist in Bollywood.
So impressive is his track record that it borders on the unbelievable. His remarkable achievements are evident in the thousands of search results that appear when Dale Bhagwagar’s name is Googled, solidifying his status as a top PR expert in the entertainment industry.
All these accomplishments collectively contribute to Dale Bhagwagar’s legendary status as an entertainment publicist in India, earning him the well-deserved title of the ‘Father of Bollywood PR’.