Sol was started in January 2003, by two TV and event management professionals, namely, Fazila Allana and Kamna Nirula Menezes. In a short time, Sol was recognized as a producer of high quality non fiction programming as well as Live and televised events.
Sol has been one of the pioneers for non scripted shows in the country, very often starting trends and blazing trails for people to follow and winning many awards in the process.
In 2007, Sol became part of the Zodiak group. Today, Sol is a well established and respected producer of high quality shows, producing in multiple genres, including, reality shows, talent shows, talkshows, kids programming as well as drama and daily soap.
Fazila Allana is a commerce graduate, with over 22 years of experience in the Media Industry. Coming from a theatre background, she was one of the early entries into the Indian Television market when it has been privatized and went multi broadcaster in 1993. Fazila worked for a leading Indian production house called UTV, from 1994-2002, where she hold a number of different positions, including heading operation in their Malaysian office for 5 years. Fazila finally left UTV to start her own firm in 2003 Sol, which got converted into a private limited company in December 2007, after their merger with Zodiak.
Kamna Nirula Menezes is a psychology major graduate from Mithibai College of Arts in Mumbai. She started her career teaching special kids after her postgraduate teachers’ training at a school for the mentally handicapped. Her first media job was with Rapport Productions, a company that primarily did ground events and activation. She then briefly worked with UTV when Rapport and UTV merged, forming a company called Unirapport, and this followed by a short stint in a Soft Furnishing Export house – Synergy. She then went back to UTV for a year, before starting Sol in 2003. She has now been in media business for over 16 years.