Myleeta Aga on the Craft of Producing the Extraordinary

In a series of inspiring conversations with iconic women achievers, whose creativity and commitment to their craft make them distinctive, Zoya from the House of Tata, presents ‘Finely Crafted Journeys’.

A recent guest for the conversation was Myleeta Aga, SVP and GM, South and South East Asia for BBC Studios. She is often listed among the 25 most powerful women in television globally, well recognised for her role on shows like the Emmy-winning series, 'Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations', 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' and also for bringing BBC’s iconic brands — 'BBC Earth' and 'BBC First' to Indian audiences.

What inspired you to pursue your craft of content creation and curation?

I discovered theatre in college and enjoyed communicating with audiences through story-telling…but I also wanted to write, run a business and create. Being a producer brings all these skills together.

What do you enjoy the most about your craft?

Working with talented and passionate, creative people, building cohesive teams and enabling people to be the best version of themselves at work.

What does creativity mean to you?

Taking ideas from conception to a finished piece like a film, involves many people — writers, technical crew, spot boys. Everyone has to put their best craft forward and work as a team at the same time. When it all comes together to create memorable experiences for audiences, it is such a great reward. Many of us remember our childhood through the shows we watched or our first film. To have been a part of making those moments possible for someone, that’s a powerful motivator.

Zoya and me

Producing something memorable is a craft that needs inspiration and skill. Zoya’s jewellery, like a well-made show, translates creativity into a versatile and beautifully crafted product, something that can be cherished.

Myleeta Aga adorns necklace from the Pezzo-D'Arte Collection.