BookMyShow was founded by Ashish Hemrajani, Parikshit Dar and Rajesh Balpande, all three alumni of Sydenham Institute of Management, Mumbai University. They had been working for J.W. Thompson, SPAR and Chatterjee Soros Group, respectively. In 2007 they officially came up with the BookMyShow website. The major purpose of this start-up was to bring the concept of online movie ticketing to India. And soon as it expanded, it started offering online ticketing solutions for theaters, events, concerts and sports.