27-30 NOVEMBER 2023

The world’s leading development market and conference.

Roma Khanna

Head of studio
Universal International Studios
Khanna is head of studio at Universal International Studios (UIS), a division of Universal Studio Group (USG). She reports to President, Beatrice Springborn.Khanna is a content innovator, storyteller, executive and entrepreneur, with proven success growing global businesses in TV, broadcast, digital, film and distribution. She believes in the power of stories to shape how we see the world and in the opportunities that content provides when it intersects with technology across infinite platforms.Khanna was previously the executive chair of HiddenLight Productions, the global scripted and unscripted studio founded by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, and Sam Branson. She led the London, New York, and LA-based company for nearly three years. She executive produced premium shows such as the eight-part docuseries Gutsy for Apple TV+ and Emmy-award-winning Netflix documentary In Her Hands, which tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who became Afghanistan’s youngest female mayor at just 26, leading up to the Taliban’s takeover in 2021.Prior to joining HiddenLight, Khanna was the CEO of Revolt Media & TV. Reporting directly to Chairman Sean Combs, she was responsible for leading the multi-platform company’s strategy, operations, and social justice initiatives.From 2011 to 2015, Khanna served as president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) Television Group and Digital. Before MGM, she spent several years at NBCUniversal as President of International Networks and Digital Initiatives.Khanna began her career in digital media with Snap Media and in music at Sony Music Canada.