Rahul Jagtiani is an entrepreneur, a content producer and a columnist.
Rahul kickstarted his entrepreneurial career with Plush Plaza in 2010, a premium gifting and merchandising company based in India. Over the years, the company has delivered a multitude of unique gifting ideas and merchandise to 100+ leading companies in India and overseas across industries like BFSI, hospitality & tourism, media, IT and pharmaceutical.
Through his production arm, Plush Pictures, Rahul also produces and hosts a global travel show called Plush Places.
What started as a fun 2 minute experimental video on a Blackberry phone (yes those were the days!) on a backpacking trip to Australia, slowly turned into a serious passion as his business trips to different destinations invariably got extended to accommodate a bit of ‘shooting time’.
Today it has evolved into a full fledged series covering myriad and thrilling experiences such as floating in the Dead Sea in Israel, to trekking on ice in Antarctica, and exploring the lush countrysides of the Lake District and the Swedish Lapland.
In 2017 Jet Airways licensed the series for their in-flight entertainment across all their aircrafts & travel sectors and since then there has been no looking back. Soon, several OTT / digital platforms like SonyLIV, Ola Play, TimesMX Player and Roku Player, (a US based streaming service) were on board too.
In 2019, Rahul expanded his distribution network by partnering with several other airlines such as Air India, British Airways, Oman Air and Air Vistara to stream his series for their in flight platforms.
Similar partnerships with Zee 5 (for Season 1) as well as Editorji ( an AI powered short form video platform launched by Vikram Chandra, ex-CEO of NDTV) and Daily Hunt (for short form regional language content) were inked too.
Today, Plush Places garners several hundred thousand views across these platforms.
Branching out into mainstream media, Rahul has also hosted features in Japan and Dubai for Times Now, ET Now and Zoom, leading Indian news and lifestyle channels respectively.
A well known name in the lifestyle & travel space, Rahul frequently shares his insights & travel stories in leading publications such as Forbes, Travel + Leisure, Entrepreneur and The Times of India.
His expertise and knowledge in this space has also lead to several invitations for moderating / participating in panel discussions with other industry leaders and influencers at flagship events.
A fitness enthusiast, Rahul has been interviewed and profiled in Men’s Health magazine. Moreover his entrepreneurial journey has been featured in business and lifestyle magazines such as Business Digest and The Week.