T-series is one of the oldest and the most popular film production and distribution company in India. It is owned by Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited (SCIL), an Indian company founded by Gulshan Kumar. Gulshan Kumar was engaged in film production, distribution, and he was also a movie producer.
After his death, T-series fell into his younger brother Krishan Kumar’s and son Bhushan Kumar hands
The company SCIL was founded by Gulshan Kumar back in 1960. As soon as it was launched, it became a profitable one. So the entrepreneur decided to start his own music production company. It was first founded in Noida and with the growth and increase in demands, he decided to finally settle in Bombay.
Internationally, T-series enjoys a turnover of more than $4.2 million
During its lifetime, T-series emerged as one of the top music labels in India. It still continues to be a major label. As of August 2017, the label’s music channel has more than 22 million subscribers. Today it controls more than 60% share of the Indian music market. It has the largest distribution network here of over 25oo dealers. It also exports to 24 countries across 6 continents.
We know everything about the company but do you know what the T in T-series refer to?
Well, the T actually means Trishul. It is the symbol of Lord Shiva, and Gulshan Kumar was a great devotee of him. He was one of the most religious business men who used to visit Hindu Mandir dedicated to Lord Shiva, daily. He even had a free 24-hour langar for pilgrims at Vaishno Devi and brought out numerous cassettes of devotional songs.
Unfortunately, he was shot dead outside one of the Lord Shiva temples.
T-series is now the 9th most subscribed YouTube channel in the world. It is also the most viewed channel on YouTube having more than 21 billion views.
The label’s first original sound track was for Lallu Ra, in 1984. It gave our country some memorable music in films like Aashiqui, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Bewafa Sanam and much more.